Meet Our Authors
Lisa Doseff is a Lancaster National Wildlife Federation Habitat Steward and a former Virginia Master Gardener. She also co-founded a neighborhood garden club that focuses on creating beautiful pollinator gardens using native plants that appeal to both people and wildlife.
In her volunteer work, she’s helped to install and maintain native plantings at public gardens, local schools, and places of worship and has been involved in various children’s gardening projects as well. She hears in her faith the call to be a responsible caretaker of the earth and to inspire others to see the beauty and importance of restoring natural habitat. Above all, she’s a grandmother who wants to see her grandchildren inherit a thriving, ecologically sound world. This is her first book.
Lisa loves gardening, hiking, travel and especially spending time with her husband, Dave and their grandchildren. For that reason, they moved from Virginia to Lancaster, Pennsylvania where their grandkids live. Making their garden more habitat-friendly and kid-friendly is a constant work in progress—one the entire family thoroughly enjoys!
Books by Lisa Doseff
With a childhood backyard wild from amateur gardening experiments and overgrown back woods, Duncan has always enjoyed exploring the outdoors. Raised in a family of artists, he learned to respond to and interpret the world around him through art from an early age. Leaving his familiar backyard in Maryland to grow his craft as a visual storyteller, he moved to the city of Richmond, Virginia, where he graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2009 with a BFA from the Department of Communication Arts and attended The Illustration Academy that summer.
Duncan continues to explore the isolated train tracks, dramatic waters, and lively, ever-evolving streets of Richmond with his wife and kids. Nature continues to inspire his art even more now through the lens of his children's exploration and discovery of all things humming, buzzing, and chirping.
Heather Holm is a biologist, pollinator conservationist, and award-winning author. In addition to assisting with native bee research projects, she informs and educates audiences nationwide, through her writing and many presentations, about the fascinating world of native pollinators and beneficial insects, and the native plant communities that support them. Heather’s expertise includes the interactions between native pollinators and native plants, and the natural history and biology of native bees and predatory wasps occurring in the Upper Midwest and Northeast.
Heather is a National Honorary Director of Wild Ones. She also serves on the board of the Friends of Cullen Nature Preserve and Bird Sanctuary, a 501(c)3 non-profit. In her spare time, Heather is an active community supporter, writing grants and coordinating neighborhood volunteer landscape restoration projects. Currently, she is working on three projects with volunteers, restoring approximately ten acres of city-owned park land in her neighborhood for pollinators and people. She lives in Minnesota with her husband.
Books by Heather Holm
Minnesota Flower Flies
Of Books and Bugs
Scott King is the founder and editor of Red Dragonfly Press. He is the author of several books of poetry, most recently All Graced in Green and Dragonfly Haiku (w/ Ken Tennessen), and translator of books by Greek poet Yannis Ritsos and Persian poet Fereydoun Faryad. In recent years he has begun writing natural history, publishing a series of volumes of field notes about dragonflies and a guidebook to the wasps and bees of Minnesota.
In 2017, Scott King set himself the challenge of submitting at least one observation to an online, citizen science database each day of the year. These daily observations consisted of photos and a journal entry. The 365 journal entries were subsequently published as Following the Earth Around: Journal of a Naturalist’s Year (Thistlewords Press, 2019).
He has numerous writing projects in progress but hopes to finish a revision of Dragonflies and Damselflies of Minnesota: Atlas and Annotated Checklist (Thistlewords Press, 2018) and publish his decade-long project Meadowhawks: A Natural History of the Red Dragonflies.
Scott tragically passed away April 2, 2021, weeks before the release of his latest book, Flower Flies of Minnesota. He was a lifelong Minnesota resident.
Books by Scott King