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Susan Hand Shetterly has lived on the coast of Maine for most of her life.

She writes about wildlife and wild lands, has worked as a wild bird rehabilitator, and spends time working with others to protect and restore valuable habitat.

A member of Friends of Morgan Bay and the Surry Alewife Committee, she serves on Blue Hill Heritage Trust's Lands Committee.

Susan's newest book, Seaweed Chronicles: A World at the Water’s Edge, was released in August 2018 and is available in bookstores. It was longlisted for the 2019 PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award and is on the shortlist as a 2019 New England Society Book Awards finalist in the Specialty Title category.

Susan has been invited by Down East Magazine to write short essays for the column Room with a View. The first of these, "The Chicken Shed," is in the January 2019 issue.

Her essay "The Preserve" appeared in the May 2018 issue of Yankee Magazine