Reader Meet Writer - New Virtual Events

Tuesday, June 2nd



Our next author in the Okra Pick series is Ruby McConnell.  Ruby will be talking with us about her book, Ground Truth: A Geological Survey of Life and answering your questions.  Ruby is one of many authors we’ll be bringing to your living room.

Ruby McConnell is a writer, geologist, and adventuress whose work focuses on nature, the environment, and the relationship between landscape and the human experience. Her experiences as a researcher, activist, and explorer in the wildlands of the western United States led her to write A Woman’s Guide to the Wild- the definitive outdoor guide for anyone who identifies as, or loves, women (or just wants to learn how to read a map).

Ruby believes that positive outdoor experiences are the key to healthy living and protecting the environment and is committed to breaking down barriers that prevent all kinds of people from being outside. Her writing has appeared in publications such as Grain Literary Journal, Oregon Humanities Magazine, and Mother Earth News and was awarded an Oregon Literary Arts Fellowship in 2016. She is almost always in the woods of the Pacific Northwest, but you can find her online  @RubyGoneWild. 


"McConnell renders her self-portrait against the backdrop of the Pacific Northwest's dynamic geology and, in the process, tenders some of the hard questions we'd do well to ask ourselves."

- Ellen Waterston, author of Walking the High Desert: Encounters with Rural America Along the Oregon Desert Trail

Here are the details you need:

Date: Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Time: 4 PM CST

Attendance is limited.

If you elect to attend, we will email you on morning of the event with the link & password to attend this virtual event, plus the link to purchase books.  Happy Reading!

Event date: 

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 11:45am

Event address: 

Garden District Book Shop
2727 Prytania Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Ground Truth: A Geological Survey of a Life Cover Image
ISBN: 9781732610323
Availability: Usually Ships in 5-7 Days
Published: Overcup Press - April 14th, 2020