Welcome to The Write Question, a program that explores the world of writing and publishing in the western United States. Our guest today is Marty Essen.
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While traveling the world in search of rare and interesting wildlife, Essen was stung by one of the world’s most venomous insects, bitten by a poisonous snake, surrounded by wolves, and attacked by a hippo. Essen chronicled his unique adventures in his book titled Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents.
Cool Creatures, Hot Planet has won a Benjamin Franklin Award, a National Indie Excellence Book Award, and a Best Books Book Award. It also won medals from ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Awards and the IPPY Awards.
Essen is currently visiting colleges across the United States with his Seven Continents digital slide show: “Around the World in 90 Minutes.” He lives in Victor, Montana.
Read Marty Essen's entire bio
Read a review of Cool Creatures, Hot Planet at the Boots 'n All Travel Network site
FYI: Information About New Books By Regional Authors
Recently published books by regional writers include, Forget Me Not, a memoir by Jennifer Lowe-Anker.
And new from Counterpoint books: Another Man’s Moccasins, by Craig Johnson.
For more information about new books, contact your favorite bookseller or library.
And here’s a comment from Jeff Corwin of Animal Planet about Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: “An exciting and adventurous read… a roller coaster ride through the natural world that will both entertain and enlighten readers.””
The Write Question is produced by Chérie Newman.
Executive producer, Michael Marsolek.
Special thanks to Barbara Theroux, Prageeta Sharma, Renée McGrath, and Kim Anderson.
This program is supported in part by The Greater Montana Foundation — encouraging communication on issues, trends, and values of importance to Montanans. And by Humanities Montana, enriching intellectual, cultural, and civic life for all Montanans.
This program included music by Michael Blessing, Drum Brothers, and Springhill.
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