Jan DeBlieu

YEAR OF THE COMETS: A Journey from Sadness to the Stars (Counterpoint)

Year of the Comets: A Journey from Sadness to the StarsJan DeBlieu is the author of four books and dozens of articles and essays about people and nature. Her first book, Hatteras Journal (Fulcrum), is considered an Outer Banks classic. Meant to Be Wild (Fulcrum) was chosen as one of the best science books of the year by Library Journal. Wind (Houghton Mifflin) won the John Burroughs Medal for Distinguished Natural History Writing, the highest national award given for a volume of nature writing. Year of the Comets received national acclaim and was excerpted in The Washington Post.

Most of Jan’s work explores the subtle ways we are shaped by the landscapes where we live and work. She has contributed to many national publications, including The New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, Audubon, and Orion.


Author photo DeBlieu"DeBlieu, an award-winning natural history writer, skillfully folds the scientific information she has had to master . . . into a memoir of toughing out hard times with help from the heavens." --Boston Globe on YEAR OF THE COMETS