About the Author

Ginny Freeman

Right from the start, I was grounded and immersed, literally, in Mid Coast Maine—in salt water, sand, and the scent of pine. Life was simple and full, in close community.

I grew up along the coast, where I developed a deep sense of place and respect for the wild and scenic beauty that defines the land and its people. The experiences and insights of my multi-generational history quickly deepened into a strong ecological ethic and a fierce determination to share the beauty of this life. I invite my readers to walk beneath the pines, be in touch with the earth and help to help make our world a more kind and gentle world that works for everyone – both human and wild.

As the world changes and becomes more troubled, the importance of community is even more vital. And those relationships matter. Environmental and social justice also matters.

I have different questions than those of my youth—deeper questions. How can I use my poetic voice to raise the critical questions for today—ask those troubling questions—get myself in “Good Trouble?” 

Whatever happened to justice? What is just about rampant inequality and outright violence against those who may be, or think, differently than ourselves? How do I compete with million-dollar advertising, the allure of consumerism that encourages us to throw away and buy new? And how does this relate to our tendency to throw away people, whole species of animals, whole mountains, and disregard the rich beauty and complex systems of the earth that support us?

 How do I highlight the healing available in our natural surroundings that seems important only as a resource for our use and abuse, rather than importance of its vital role in life itself?

What will I miss most as these precious things disappear? Will there still be snow in winter? Will I still greet those vast white parchment fields of winter snow and wonder, what shall I write today?