The Things People Send Me: Amy Stewart on The Earth Moved

March 8, 2012 • 35 Comments Since The Earth Moved was published in 2004, I have received: Two paintings of earthworms, one more abstract and one in a more photorealist style. A handpainted greeting card, suitable for framing, of a mass…

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February 13, 2012

Algonquin’s Lucky 7: Introducing Our Monthly E-book Promo

5 Comments February 13, 2012 • 5 Comments AHH, FEBRUARY, THE MONTH OF LOVE! What better way to commemorate Valentine’s Day than by spreading the love of reading? We asked seven Algonquin authors to choose their favorite Algonquin title ever—a book they have…

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December 14, 2011

Algonquin’s Guide to Gift Giving, Winter 2011

1 Comment December 14, 2011 • 1 Comment I always wait until the last minute to buy Christmas and Chanukah presents for my family. It’s not because shopping slips my mind, or because I forget about the holidays or my family, but mostly…

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October 14, 2011

Wicked Bugs: Amy Stewart in the BBC Gardening Blog

No Comments October 14, 2011 • No Comments I generally don’t consider a bug that eats a plant to be wicked. Plants are, after all, the food supply for many insects; I’m hardly going to blame them for eating their dinner. No, a…

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July 20, 2011

Drunken Botany 101

1 Comment July 20, 2011 • 1 Comment A few months ago, the Algonquin team received a rather innocuous looking box in the mail. Because we receive dozens of boxes each day, we weren’t too excited…until we opened it up and discovered a…

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July 12, 2011

On Writing: Amy Stewart and Paul Collins

1 Comment July 12, 2011 • 1 Comment Amy Stewart and Paul Collins talk belles-lettres, the art of nonfiction, e-publishing, colonial mixed drinks, and cramming for your own interviews. Amy Stewart is the acclaimed author of Wicked Plants, Wicked Bugs, Flower Confidential, and…

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May 5, 2011

Amy Stewart: “A funny thing has happened with Wicked Plants”

1 Comment May 5, 2011 • 1 Comment A funny thing has happened with Wicked Plants. It’s turned into a road show. A carnival of sorts. Social networking, nineteenth-century style. A year before Wicked Plants was released, I was hanging out at the…

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May 3, 2011

Publication Day: Wicked Bugs

30 Comments May 3, 2011 • 30 Comments Amy Stewart, author of the New York Times bestsellers Wicked Plants and Flower Confidential, is back with her newest book, Wicked Bugs: The Louse That Conquered Napoleon’s Army and Other Diabolical Insects. (Be sure to…

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February 11, 2011

From Amy Stewart: “Annie Proulx, Garden Writer”

1 Comment February 11, 2011 • 1 Comment . We know ANNIE PROULX as the straight-shooting author of POSTCARDS, THE SHIPPING NEWS, and OPEN RANGE (which includes the masterpiece “Brokeback Mountain”). If you haven’t read her work, you must. She has a way…

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February 10, 2011

A Valentine’s Horror Story

3 Comments February 10, 2011 • 3 Comments . When I was writing Flower Confidential, I was always looking for romantic Valentine’s Day stories on flowers that I could include in a short chapter on our most romantic holiday. But florists have a…

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