AUTHOR: Maria Daddino
Sharing her observations and interactions with the wild ducks, swans, opossums, ospreys and squirrels of Penataquit Creek, the stories are interwoven with fascinating facts about wildlife and insights into communicating with and understanding our wild friends. Maria's poignant and heartwarming memoirs, as well as the unique bond that she shares with her garden visitors, are, at times, touching, delightful, comical and heartrending.
Book Trailer on YouTube: http://youtu.be/nJXEKsm6mg8
Los Angeles Book Festival ~ 2012 ~ Non-Fiction: First Honorable Mention
Global eBooks Awards ~ 2012 ~ Nominated: Non-Fiction: Animals and Pets
Global eBook Awards ~ 2012 ~ Nominated: Best eBook Trailer
Maria writes a weekly community column, "From Fourth Neck," for the Western Edition of The Southampton Press. Her essays have appeared in "The Press Box" in both the Eastern and Western Editions of The Southampton Press, as well as in The Press of Manorville and Moriches. Her wildlife stories have also appeared in the South Shore Monthly, the Great South Bay Magazine and In the Eyes of the Wild: An Anthology of Wildlife Poetry and Short Stories.
A passionate gardener and wildlife enthusiast, Maria’s extensive native and natural garden, certified as a wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation, has been on display in several East End garden tours.