What If the Natural World Fought Back?

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Mary Simmons, geologist, takes a stand for nature in new book

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’Corvus Rising’ presents the issues humorously with a suggestion that just maybe one day animals will get fed up enough to fight back.

Looking at something from a different angle often paints a more accurate picture.

Mary Simmons uses both sides of her brain: she has a Masters of Science degree in geology and she enjoys painting, pottery and making jewelry, often using natural materials from the local landscape. Her expertise on the environment and all of its inhabitants led Simmons to write “Corvus Rising,” a fantasy fiction about understanding and respecting nature.

“For those who desire a balanced and meaningful relationship with the Earth and its inhabitants, my book connects them into a larger stream of awareness,” Simmons says. “The animals and landscape are allowed to exist unsullied and unmolested by the great march of human progress.”

Written from the perspective of a group of intelligent crows and ravens, the Corvids, “Corvus Rising” sheds light on the environmental destruction taking place in our world in the name of progress, economic development, jobs and greed.

Focusing on the relationship between humanity and nature, “Corvus Rising” highlights the zone of overlap between fantasy and reality in how each of us perceives the world. Through the book, Simmons has one ultimate goal: that readers will realize the importance of preserving and respecting nature and the environment.

“Public opinion is a never-ending battle—to balance human needs and greed against the needs of the rest of the inhabitants of the planet,” Simmons says. “’Corvus Rising’ presents the issues humorously with a suggestion that just maybe one day animals will get fed up enough to fight back.”

“Corvus Rising” by Mary Simmons
Hardcover, $30.95
Paperback, $20.95
e-Book, $3.99
ISBN: 978-1-47596-134-8
Available at amazon.com, bookstore.iuniverse.com, and barnesandnoble.com.

About the author
Mary Simmons is a geologist by education and an artist by avocation. Simmons holds a Masters in Science in geology, worked for the US Geological Survey, and has published several scientific papers. Based on her background and expertise in geology, Simmons has a deep interest in the preservation of wilderness and creatures in the face of human development of land. As for her creative side, Simmons enjoys writing, making pottery and jewelry, and painting. Simmons uses clay and ground up rocks from the local landscape to make potters clay and glazes. She currently resides in Gunnison, Colo.
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