Welcome! This is the place to get to know me, Jennifer S. Holland, science writer, book author, and lover of wild spaces and living things.

On this site you can buy books and calendars from the Unlikely Friendships series, sample my magazine and web texts, peruse my personal essays, and find out about author events in your area and projects in the works.

Why the bookish octopus as a logo? It’s one of my favorite animals—I’m partial to cephalopods in general (my previous site featured the cuttlefish)—and it represents what I strive to be as a writer: intelligent, emotive, stretching every which way, and full of surprises.

Please use these pages to “meet” and connect with me about a writing assignment or a presentation tailored to your audience. Compliments also happily accepted. (Criticism tolerated.)

Thanks for visiting.