Can stories save the world?

I grew up with my bare feet in the grass and my big nose in a book. Now, with our marvelous planet imperiled, I’m advocating its cause the best way I can: through stories.

Often they’re fictional tales (at least for now). My novels and short works explore the consequences of climate change, fusing science and suspense into page-turning thought experiments. Sometimes they’re factual narratives of my wild adventures. Illustrating travelogues with nature photography, I want to demonstrate how much we still have that’s worth preserving.

In biology, “wild type” refers to the most common genetic form of a species, as found in nature. The wordplay perfectly evokes my writing: pounding out words rooted in environmental advocacy. My stories alone can’t save the world, but I hope every reader I reach will find new appreciation for Earth, and inspiration to protect it.


Near-future tales that examine how today’s science may shape tomorrow’s societies.


Visual storytelling of a wild, waning world.


Musings on narrative, nature, and nerdy stuff.