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Mary Taylor Young

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Company: Mary Taylor Young Nature Writing
Website: www.marytayloryoung.com
E-mail: mary@marytayloryoung.com
Phone: 303-660-4960
Address: 2089 Foxfield Drive, Castle Rock, CO 80104

Joined CAL: 1993-08-01

Agents:
Laura Blake Peterson, Curtis Brown Agency

Topic Specialties: Nature, environment, wildlife, natural history, cultural history, outdoor recreation, Colorado, American West, creative writing technique

Genres: Literary/narrative nonfiction, nature writing, memoir, essay, interpretive writing

Skills & Media:
Books
Magazines/newspapers
Web content
Writing instruction
Speaking & public programs

Books:
Rocky Mountain National Park: The First 100 Years
Land of Grass & Sky: A Naturalist’s Prairie Journey
The Guide to Colorado Mammals
The Guide to Colorado Reptiles & Amphibians
Colorado Wildlife Viewing Guide (I, II & III)
On the Trail of Colorado Critters: Wildlife Watching for Kids
The Guide to Colorado Birds
Watchable Birds of the Southwest
Watchable Birds of the Rocky Mountains
Watchable Birds of California

Periodicals:
Colorado Outdoors
Outside
Ladies Home Journal
Audubon
Wildlife Conservation
Denver Post
Rocky Mountain News

Awards/Honors:
National Park Service – Artist-In-Residence, Rocky Mountain National Park 2012
Colorado Book Award,  Finalist — 2013, 2002, 2000
Colorado Authors League Award—2006 Best Specialty Writing; 2002 Best Nonfiction Book
Association for Conservation Information—2002 First Place National Award, One-Time Publication
The Wildlife Society—2000Professional Achievement Award for Wildlife Education
CIPRA (Creativity in Public Relations Award) — 1998 Technical Excellence
Colorado Authors League Top Hand Award — 1997 Specialty Writing

Memberships/Other:
Naturalist-in-Residence – Audubon Society of Greater Denver 2007 – present
Artist-In-Residence – Think360 Arts, Denver, CO 2010 – present
Bachelor of Science, Zoology – Colorado State University, 1977
Board Member – Douglas Land Conservancy
Seminar Instructor – Rocky Mountain Nature Association, Rocky Mountain National Park, 1988 – present
Past Board Member – Denver Audubon Society, Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory, Colorado Authors League
Past Board Member – National Watchable Wildlife Steering Committee

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