Hi. I am glad you decided to stop by. My name is Mary Woodbury; I write fiction under the name Clara Hume and made this site to focus on my creative writing. I live near Halifax, Nova Scotia, with my husband and two cats. We live in a cozy house with a meadow, which is lovely. It’s not unusual to find deer roaming about the yard throughout the year. We’ve also planted forty trees in the last couple of years.
I run Dragonfly.eco, a place to find meaningful stories about our natural world and humanity’s connection with it. The site explores the wild, crazy, and breathtaking literary trail of eco-fiction, with a large book database, spotlights, interviews, and more. My motto is “blowing your mind with wild words and worlds.” This site raises awareness of the impact of, and diversity in, storytelling around the world that explores climate change and related ecological themes. It’s a volunteer project, done with passion and commitment, in order to explore the wild in literature. I’ve been fortunate to be able to interview some of the major authors writing in this field, and it’s a diverse bunch, from all over the world, who write in genres such as weird fiction, fantasy, science fiction, literary fiction, and more.
I’m also a writer and am the author of Back to the Garden (Moon Willow Press, 2014), Bird Song: A Novella (Dragonfly Pub, 2020), and Finn’s Tree Alphabet (Dragonfly Pub, 2021). Upcoming is the sequel to Back to the Garden, The Stolen Child (2022). I’m also a contributing author to Wild Tales from the River (Stormbird Press, 2018). I’m part of the core writer team at Artists and Climate Change and have guest-posted at Chicago Review of Books, Ecology Action Centre’s Magazine, ClimateCultures.net, Free Word Centre, SFFWorld, and Fjord’s Review. My articles have been translated at Chinese Science Writers Association and Zest Letteratura Sostenibile. I’m a a graduate of Purdue University, where I received two degrees: English and anthropology.