With her 1998 book, Wind,
DeBlieu established herself as one of the premiere natural history writers in the country, and now is a prominent figure in the Southern Nature Project
. Year of the Comets
enters new worlds and a new literary form. It is memoir, meditation, astrophysics, and literary story-telling. It begins with the author's sighting of the comet Hyakunate in 1996 and her discovery of her husband's clinical depression; courses through black holes; and concludes with recovery and the appearance of Hale-Bopp.
DeBlieu is at Western Carolina University's Spring Literary Festival
, Apr. 2. She lives in the Outer Banks, and has been a Coastkeeper since 2003.
Read the review of of her work by clicking the attachment below.