Amy Stewart (writer)

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Amy Stewart
Amy Stewart 3.jpg
OccupationWriter
NationalityAmerican
Period2001–present
Notable worksWicked Plants and The Drunken Botanist
Website
amystewart.com

Amy N. Stewart is an American author best known for books on horticulture and the natural world.[1]

Biography[edit]

Stewart grew up in Arlington, Texas, with her father, the musician Vic Stewart, who toured with Doc Severinsen’s road band; her mother, Dee Stewart, who had a career in public relations;[1] and her younger brother, Jason Stewart, who is a film and television editor.[2] She graduated from Arlington High School and received a B.A. degree in anthropology and a master's in community and regional planning (MSCRP) from the University of Texas at Austin. She currently lives in Portland, Oregon, but co-owns an antiquarian bookstore in Eureka, California.[3] Stewart is a co-founder of the gardening blog Garden Rant.

Poison plants are a hobby of hers,[4] and her poison plant garden is included in Popular Mechanics's list of the 18 strangest gardens in the world.[5]

Books[edit]

  • From the Ground Up: The Story of a First Garden. Algonquin Books (2001) ISBN 1-56512-240-2; St. Martin's Press (2001) ISBN 978-0-312-28767-2. A memoir of the author's experiences gardening in Santa Cruz, California.
  • The Earth Moved: On the Remarkable Achievements of Earthworms (2004). Algonquin Books ISBN 1-56512-468-5. A natural history of the earthworm. This book earned the author a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.[6]
  • Flower Confidential: The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful (2008). Algonquin Books ISBN 978-1-56512-603-9. A survey of the global flower business. This book appeared on the extended New York Times bestseller list on March 4, 2007.[7]
  • Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities (2009). Algonquin Books ISBN 978-1-56512-683-1. Illustrated by Briony Morrow-Cribbs. A compendium of poisonous, invasive, and illegal plants. This book reached #8 on the New York Times bestseller list.[8]
  • Wicked Bugs: The Louse That Conquered Napoleon's Army & Other Diabolical Insects (2011). Algonquin Books ISBN 978-1-56512-960-3. Illustrated by Briony Morrow-Cribbs. A compendium of poisonous, painful, and invasive insects.
  • The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the World's Great Drinks (2013). Algonquin Books. ISBN 978-1-61620-046-6. Winner of the International Association of Culinary Professionals Judge's Award in 2014.[9]
  • Girl Waits With Gun (2015). Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN 978-0-544-40991-0. An historical novel based on the lives of Constance Kopp and her sisters Norma and Fleurette.[10]
  • Lady Cop Makes Trouble (2016). Houghton Mifflin Harcourt ISBN 978-0-544-40994-1. Second book in the Kopp Sisters series; a sequel to Girl Waits With Gun. Constance Kopp tracks down an escaped prisoner.[11]
  • Miss Kopp’s Midnight Confessions (2017). Houghton Mifflin Harcourt ISBN 978-0-544-40999-6. Third book in the Kopp Sisters series; Stewart addresses the practice of arresting young women on morality charges.[12][13]
  • Miss Kopp Just Won't Quit (2018). Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN 978-1-328-73651-2. The fourth book in the Kopp Sisters series follows Constance Kopp and her sisters during a contentious local election.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Wadler, Joyce (2009-05-20). "At Home With Amy Stewart: Warning: Paralysis May Result". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-11-18.
  2. ^ Jason Stewart - IMDb
  3. ^ Baker, Jeff. "Author of 'Kopp Sisters' historical crime fiction series now calls Portland home". OregonLive.com. Retrieved 11 September 2018.
  4. ^ Teichner, Martha (2009-08-02). "Pretty Poison: Plants to Die For". CBS News. Retrieved 2010-11-18.
  5. ^ Sweeney, Chris. "The World's 18 Strangest Gardens". Archived from the original on 20 October 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-18.
  6. ^ "Amy Stewart". National Endowment for the Arts. Retrieved 2010-11-18.
  7. ^ "Best Sellers, March 4, 2007". The New York Times. 2007-03-04. Retrieved 2010-11-18.
  8. ^ Schuessler, Jennifer (2009-08-23). "Hardcover Advice". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-11-18.
  9. ^ "IACP News". Chicago Tribune. 2014-03-15. Retrieved 2014-03-21.
  10. ^ "Girl Waits With Gun by Amy Stewart". Kirkus Reviews. 2015-05-07. Retrieved 2015-06-06.
  11. ^ LADY COP MAKES TROUBLE by Amy Stewart | Kirkus Reviews.
  12. ^ "Fall 2017 Announcements: Literary Fiction". PublishersWeekly.com. Retrieved 2017-06-27.
  13. ^ "Miss Kopp's Midnight Confession review: Amy Stewart's female deputy sheriff". kirkus.com. Retrieved 2017-12-03.
  14. ^ MISS KOPP JUST WON'T QUIT by Amy Stewart | Kirkus Reviews.

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