Margie Patlak is an award-winning science writer, memoirist and photographer. Her memoir More Than Meets the Eye: Exploring Nature and Loss on the Coast of Maine was given the "Outstanding Book" award by the American Society for Journalists and Authors in 2022. Best-selling author Sy Montgomery called it a “beautiful and surprising book in which bereavement gives way to awe.” Her photobook Wild and Wondrous: Nature's Artistry on the Coast of Maine, was published in July of 2023. Award-winning nature photographer Steven Mandel described it as "not just a book, but a stunning work of art that transports the reader to the magical shores of Maine." Patlak's personal essays and articles have appeared in a number of newspapers and literary journals including, The Los Angeles Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Washington Post, Discover magazine, Hippocampus, JuxtaProse and many others. Her photographs have appeared in solo and group exhibits in Maine and in private collections. She has degrees in Botany and Environmental Studies and divides her time between Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Corea, Maine.

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