Elaine Miller Bond is photographer for the book, The Utah Prairie Dog: Life Among the Red Rocks (available on pre-order from Amazon). She is also the author/illustrator of Affimals: Affirmations + Animals (LIT Verlag, 2009) and Dream Affimals (Sunstone Press, 2013) — uplifting books of environmental education. The Humane Society of the United States calls Affimals "an inspiration and a lesson," and children's and nature author T.A. Barron calls it "a wondrous and inspiring book for children of every age.” Click here for a written INTERVIEW and click here for a video INTERVIEW with Bond about Affimals, the process of writing, and the finer points of being an elephant.
Radio Interview: Listen here to Bond's 30-minute radio interview with Denny Smithson, host of "Cover to Cover" on KPFA 94.1fm. The topic of their uplifting conversation: Bond's latest book, Dream Affimals (Affirmations + Animals). (aired on December 30, 2013)
Bond is also the photographer for The Utah Prairie Dog: Life Among the Red Rocks (University of Utah Press, projected for 2014), featuring over 150 images of rare prairie dogs in their natural habitat. Her nature and wildlife photographs have appeared on Discovery Channel Canada and in Science, BBC Earth News, The American Naturalist, The Washington Post, Squirrels of the World (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012), An Introduction to Behavioural Ecology 4th ed. (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012), and other popular and scientific media. A complete list is available upon request.
She began her career as senior science writer for the University California Natural Reserve System and went on to write and photograph independently. She currently lives near her favorite childhood park in Orinda, California, where she continues to search the creeks for newts and trace the pawprints of coyotes.
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