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Naturally Curious Day by Day On Its Way to the Publisher

Cvr_NaturallyCurious_D2newtrimIn the interest of getting Naturally Curious Day by Day proofread in a timely manner, I decided to forego today’s post.  I’m glad to report that the book is now out of my hands and will be released by Stackpole Books this fall. (You can pre-order it at independent bookstores and online.) It consists of one to three natural history entries and accompanying photographs for each and every day of the year, many of which are parts of the past six years’ blog posts. Eventually it will be possible to take a look at the inside of the book online, but not quite yet. There will be a formal announcement when the book is released, but I wanted to explain the reason behind the lack of a natural history post today.


48 responses

  1. Yay!!

    June 30, 2016 at 8:11 am

  2. cathq75

    Congratulations, Mary! Can’t wait to hold my copy! CHQ

    June 30, 2016 at 8:12 am

  3. Brenda

    This is exciting news, Mary! Thank you for continuing to share and educate in such beautiful and accessible ways. You are a treasured resource!

    June 30, 2016 at 8:15 am

  4. Penny

    So happy to hear it!!! (Save 2 copies; one for me and one for the Norman Williams!)

    June 30, 2016 at 8:18 am

  5. Wynne Treanor-Kvenvold

    Congratulations Mary! Can’t wait to have this new book. Proofread away…

    June 30, 2016 at 8:19 am

  6. Jo Peavey

    Naturally Curious has been my go-to book for years. Can’t wait for the new one to be available.

    June 30, 2016 at 8:22 am

  7. Midge Eliassen

    I can’t wait! (-: And congratulations!

    June 30, 2016 at 8:32 am

  8. Congratulations! I look forward to seeing the book!

    June 30, 2016 at 8:39 am

  9. Wonderful! I wish you much success!

    June 30, 2016 at 8:41 am

  10. Congratulations great news.

    June 30, 2016 at 8:43 am

  11. Looking forward to this new book! Good work.

    June 30, 2016 at 8:44 am

  12. Pat

    Hey, that’s terrific, Mary! Congratulations!

    June 30, 2016 at 8:44 am

  13. Marilyn


    June 30, 2016 at 8:48 am

  14. Laurie Spry

    That’s wonderful, Mary! Congratulations for getting it out the door!

    June 30, 2016 at 8:49 am

  15. Evergreen Erb

    How exciting! I will pre-order it through Phoenix Books right away! Congratulations. I’ve always enjoyed the way Northern Woodlands magazine has the section where they highlight what is going on each season of the year, and this will be even better!

    June 30, 2016 at 9:08 am

  16. Candace Maher

    Congratulations on the completion of your new book. thanks for all you do Candace Maher >

    June 30, 2016 at 9:15 am

  17. Michele andrews

    So excited for you! I am an elementary school teacher in western MA, and our librarian has added many of your books to our stacks. Looking forward to seeing this new book!

    June 30, 2016 at 9:15 am

  18. This sounds wonderful, Mary – the best “daily reader” I can imagine! Thanks!

    June 30, 2016 at 9:24 am

  19. Janet Altobello

    Congratulations! This is such a gift. Thank you for your vision and dedication!

    June 30, 2016 at 9:53 am

  20. k

    That’s Terrific, Mary! Congratulations!

    June 30, 2016 at 10:10 am

  21. Peggy Timmerman

    Congratulations! Can’t wait to see the photos and entries in book form.

    June 30, 2016 at 10:39 am

  22. Major Tomás

    ¡Felicidados! mi amiga. Much love always.

    June 30, 2016 at 10:53 am

  23. judilindsey

    Mary,  That is awesome news! I can’t wait to order my copy! All the best,  Judi  

    June 30, 2016 at 10:59 am

  24. Ruth Sylvester

    Another major achievement! Thanks for all you do for us to inform, entertain, and cause to wonder.

    June 30, 2016 at 11:06 am

  25. Guy Stoye

    Sounds wonderful, Mary! Looking forward to ordering one. Guy Stoye (no need to respond to this. You’re one busy lady)

    June 30, 2016 at 11:12 am

  26. Congratulations Dottie MacKeen


    June 30, 2016 at 11:39 am

  27. donna

    Happy Dance in NH – can’t wait to see a copy

    June 30, 2016 at 11:43 am

  28. Congrats Mary! Can’t wait to see it and have my own copy!!

    June 30, 2016 at 11:47 am

  29. Kathie coburn

    I missed my post this morning but with a new book coming out it sure is worth the wait congratulations Mary your books have made a big difference in my life

    June 30, 2016 at 11:57 am

  30. timirvin

    Well done!

    June 30, 2016 at 11:58 am

  31. Viola

    Hurray for Mary Holland, a highly accomplished woman. Congratulations!!!

    June 30, 2016 at 12:03 pm

  32. Suzanne Elusorr

    Dear Mary,

    Congratulations on your new upcoming publication! I know the sigh of relief when the last proofreading is finished. Enjoy the long weekend.

    Kind regards,


    Suzanne Elusorr

    P. O. Box 88

    Orford, NH 03777


    June 30, 2016 at 12:10 pm

  33. Irma S. Graf

    Congratulations, Mary!

    June 30, 2016 at 12:10 pm

  34. Joey Mindful Rest

    congratulations, Mary. I’ll look for the book when it comes out. Your posts are great! Joey Corcoran

    June 30, 2016 at 12:12 pm

  35. Jodie Moriarty

    Good luck and congrats! A client turned me on to your blog. Love it

    Sent from my iPhone


    June 30, 2016 at 12:21 pm

  36. Gaylee Amend

    Fabulous!!!! I’ve wondered when such would be available but knew how much work it would require. Bravo. Will preorder when it’s easy to do online. Just keep us posted. GA

    June 30, 2016 at 1:42 pm

  37. Barbara Hager

    Can’t wait for your book. What a treat!

    June 30, 2016 at 2:07 pm

  38. Cindy

    Congratulations on another book, Mary! Hope it’s out by Christmas!

    June 30, 2016 at 2:14 pm

  39. Fantastic! Can’t wait until I can hold a copy in my hands. We regularly consult *Naturally Curious (Month by Month)* (I need to consult to see if it has anything about what I saw in a sleep-deprived state around 6 a.m. this morning — seemed to be 2 ravens standing on the ground, 1 with something small & fluffy? hanging out the edges of its beak, the other “screaming” with “anguished” cries. The one with its mouth full flew off to the trees, the other fast behind with the same cry. Others picked up the cry for a bit in the woods, then the one “crying” flew back, still with the same cry, to the place on the ground where I’d 1st seen them. Finally the cries dwindled away & then it flew off. Thought perhaps its food had been stolen, then perhaps its nestling. Am just about to consult Cornell Birds site. ). Looking forward to observing & exploring with “NC Monthly” in 1 hand & “NC Daily” in the other!!!

    June 30, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    • Sure sounds like a juvenile and an adult raven! Great sighting!

      June 30, 2016 at 3:19 pm

  40. Sara Demont

    WE are going to want several copies of your newest book. What a wonderful title you chose. Lots of hugs good friend.!

    Sent from my iPad


    June 30, 2016 at 2:48 pm

  41. Annie Hale

    Congratulations Mary!

    June 30, 2016 at 6:51 pm

  42. Janet Andersen

    I hope you will do a local book signing! Can’t wait to see it.

    June 30, 2016 at 9:10 pm

  43. That must be a relief! Your books are wonderful – glad to know there is another one up and coming. 🙂 Enjoy the long weekend, Mary.

    June 30, 2016 at 9:39 pm

  44. Deborah Luquer

    What an excuse ! Congratulations !

    July 1, 2016 at 10:00 am

  45. Marie Hanson

    Congratulation Mary! Looking forward to own a copy. BRILLIANT idea! Watching nature wonders so much more since I join your blog. Marie On Jun 30, 2016 5:10 AM, “Naturally Curious with Mary Holland” wrote:

    > Mary Holland posted: “In the interest of getting Naturally Curious Day by > Day proofread in a timely manner, I decided to forego today’s post. I’m > glad to report that the book is now out of my hands and will be released by > Stackpole Books this fall. (You can pre-order it at in” >

    July 1, 2016 at 11:49 am

  46. M. Underwood

    Congratulations, Mary! I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy when it comes out. Your posts are really the only thing I look forward to in my email box. I’m very grateful for your efforts.

    July 1, 2016 at 2:33 pm

  47. Judy and Chris Ross

    Bravo, Mary! Can’t wait to see the new book.

    July 2, 2016 at 2:46 pm

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