#DeepwaterHorizon-Using Reality in Fiction

  They’ve now made a movie about Deepwater Horizon (Click here to see the trailer). I heard an interview with the director, Peter Berg, and he said he didn’t focus the movie on the environmental impact but on the human lives lost. That’s good because the explosion on that oil rig killed eleven men. ThisContinue reading “#DeepwaterHorizon-Using Reality in Fiction”

Five Year Anniversary of #Deepwater Horizon Disaster

Five years ago today I sat in bed reading the morning papers and listening to Good Morning America. A little passing news story took up less than a minute of air time to let us know that an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico had caught on fire. No big deal. Until it was. ElevenContinue reading “Five Year Anniversary of #Deepwater Horizon Disaster”

Snuggle Up with Some #Free #Florida #Fiction

As the holidays loomed, I pulled together my three Florida novels into one box set. Now that we’re cozy in front of fires and hibernating a bit here in the north, here’s a chance to go to Florida for free. For the next three days (February 4, 5, 6), my Florida Fiction Series box setContinue reading “Snuggle Up with Some #Free #Florida #Fiction”

#BP Oil Spill Four Years Ago – Let Us Not Forget

BP’s oil spill in 2010 still haunts us today as scientists study the lingering effects of the millions of barrels of oil that gushed into the Gulf of Mexico. At the time of the spill, I worked for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission as a public relations director. Immediately, our agency became watchdogsContinue reading “#BP Oil Spill Four Years Ago – Let Us Not Forget”

#BP Oil Spill Four Years Later

Almost four years after Deepwater Horizon caught on fire and opened up the well that gushed millions of gallons of oil in the Gulf of Mexico, some of the long term effects are being felt. BP’s oil spill may be with us for many decades to come. Let us not forget the lessons learned. SafetyContinue reading “#BP Oil Spill Four Years Later”

#Florida Fiction – Celebrate #Earth Day 2014

Florida–surrounded on both sides by water–is vulnerable to the changes inherent in the world today. Sea level rises, beach erosion, and increased intensity of hurricanes leave the state open to natural disasters. Add to that the unmitigated sprawl of developers to the Sunshine State for its landscape and warm weather, and all the elements forContinue reading “#Florida Fiction – Celebrate #Earth Day 2014”

Book Blitz with Trails in the Sand

It came as a delightful surprise when Jaidis over at Juniper Grove Book Solutions wrote me an email to inform me I’d won a one-day book blitz. I readily accepted my prize, and now the big day has arrived. There’s a drawing for my Florida fiction and environmentally focused novel, Trails in the Sand. U.S.Continue reading “Book Blitz with Trails in the Sand”

Keep Moving with a Thick Skin

Many of you know that in addition to writing this blog about all topics pertaining to living consciously and lightly upon the planet, I also write fiction. In fact, writing novels consumes me most of the time these days. In the past two years, I’ve published two novels and re-issued two traditionally published novels. LikeContinue reading “Keep Moving with a Thick Skin”

Florida Environmental Novels for Free

My two novels set in Florida, Tortoise Stew and Trails in the Sand, are both available for a free download to your Kindle on Wednesday, August 14 through Friday, August 16.   Here’s a short excerpt from both: From Tortoise Stew: Cowan Garcia lived in one of the Victorian homes that graced the tree-lined MainContinue reading “Florida Environmental Novels for Free”

Celebrate Endangered Species Day

By Patricia Zick @PCZick Endangered Species Day is May 17. Forty years ago, the Endangered Species Act (ESA) became reality. Ever since, state and federal wildlife agencies have worked together to ensure no wildlife ever goes extinct. But there’s more to the ESA than most people know. Those dedicated folks who tend to our endangeredContinue reading “Celebrate Endangered Species Day”