Mary Kay Carson

Mary Kay Carson first saw gray wolves—and heard them howl!—in Yellowstone while on a book research trip for Park Scientists: Gila Monsters, Geysers, and Grizzly Bears in America’s Own Backyard. The author’s many books have received more than a dozen starred reviews and a number of awards. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, with her photographer husband in a century-old house surrounded by urban greenspace, deer, hawks, woodchucks, and songbirds. Find out more at

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