creative non-fiction & place-based author • freelance writer • field educator • outdoor guide
Molly's essays specialize in nature and environmental writing cut with cultural and societal critique. Writing from her home community in the Southern Rocky Mountains, her favorite muse is wilderness and its inherent metaphor, especially as it winds through the passion and tenacity of mountain people living in the rhythms of their untamed home.
Molly believes writing is a powerful vehicle for change - educating and motivating towards the preservation of our wild places and the assurance of human rights. To this end she devotedly pens her regular op-ed column and blog, Earth Muffin Memos, and is currently working on a compilation of her essays and stories. Molly holds Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees in literature, specializing in creative, nature and environmental writing with over 400 published articles (and counting).
Education & Connection Opportunities
Seasoned and versatile as an educator, Molly teaches a variety of courses through many different educational venues in addition to leading backcountry hikes and naturalist excursions. Nature writing, environmental literature, creative writing, backcountry travel ethics and skills, and natural history are just some of her areas of expertise. Her breadth of teaching ranges from credit-seeking undergraduate and graduate students to non-credit seeking adults and community courses.