I am writing a book!

I have some big news to share. I signed a publishing deal with Rocky Mountain Books after they approached me to write a book. I am honoured to be writing a couple of books for them. My first one is coming out in Spring 2024 and will have worldwide distribution. The book will be about birding and will feature my photography as well. I didn't want to release the news so early but they released the news on their website and social media, a couple of days ago, so I figure I won't hide it anymore. I just wish I could of shared this news with my mother.

I will share more details about what the book will be about closer to the release date.

For now you can read a blog post HERE that I did for them for Black History Month (February). 

Thanks as always for the support.

My author photo taken by Young Birder Program Graduate and photographer Ian Harland

A video of a Greater Sage-Grouse that I took in Colorado, which I talk about in the blog post for Black History Month announcing my book.

Greater Sage-Grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) - Colorado


  1. Congratulations, can’t wait to read your book! Wish mom could have seen it too!

  2. Dearest Melissa. I am so proud of you and excited for this. You really deserve it and I look forward to read it and see your beautiful photos when it comes out.

  3. I am so excited for you and that photo of you is beautiful!

  4. Mel I am very happy for you and look forward to reading it! Be proud! I know your mom is!

  5. Congratulations my dear! I'll definitely be reading your books when they are released!

  6. What wonderful news Mel!! This is so awesome!! Wishing you all the greatest success - can’t wait to read it - keep us updated!! Congratulations!! Love - Kate

  7. I am so proud of you Melissa and can't wait for this. You deserve so much good. You put out so much good into the world, helping kids and adults like me who email you constantly with bird ids. Thank you for your patience and for bringing the birding community together in BC. I only hear good things about you and I am grateful I have gotten to know you. All these young birders you have mentored only have good things to say about you from the ones who are now adults and the younger ones I run into . Thanks for being you and don't worry your mother knows you got the book coming trust me she still looks down on you kiddo beaming with pride.


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