Elaine Miller Bond is an author and photographer whose work celebrates the natural world.
She is the author/photographer of Running Wild and Living Wild, lively children’s board books from Heyday Books. She is also the photographer of The Utah Prairie Dog, a scientific book by Theodore Manno.
Bond’s writing and photography have appeared on the Discovery Channel and in Science, BBC Earth News, NPR online, and her favorite local news site, Berkeleyside. One of her recent Berkeleyside photo-essays, about monarch butterflies, went “viral” and was shared 21,000 times on Facebook. She adapted another one of her photo-essays, Sweetness & Light: Diary of a Hummingbird’s Nest, into a children’s book, forthcoming from Heyday Books.
She got her start as a staff senior science writer for the University of California Natural Reserve System — a position in which she combined her educational backgrounds in English and Geography (Bachelor’s degree from University of California at Berkeley; Master’s degree from University of Cambridge in England).
Bond currently makes her home in the San Francisco Bay Area, near her favorite childhood park, where she continues to search the creeks for newts and follow the paw prints of coyotes.
Please visit her website: www.elainemillerbond.com