The voices of the wild are everywhere, including inside ourselves.

Mary Taylor Young

Writing on Landscape, Heritage & Place

Author of 17 books, Mary has spent more than 30 years celebrating 

the landscape, wildlife and heritage of Colorado and the American West. 

Winner of numerous awards, she has been identified as one of the 

best-known nonfiction writers in Colorado.


Mary Honored as 2018 Frank Waters Award Winner!

 Awarded for exemplary literary achievement and a canon of writing that communicates a deep understanding, celebration, and love of the West. Past winners include Frank Waters (first winner, 1993), Barbara Kingsolver, Tony Hillerman, Margaret Coel and CJ Box. 

Colorado Book Festival March 3 at Downtown Denver Library - A SMASHING SUCCESS!

Free festival celebrating readers, writers and books. 100+ authors book fair, 19 programs with 60+ presenters, storytellers, keynote speakers Peter Heller and Patricia Limerick... and free ice cream!!! 

Check out the video! CBF Denver7 Video

Just Out! Rocky Mountain National Park Adult Coloring Book & Postcards - my 17th book

A Magical Coloring Journey through Rocky Mountain National Park

YES a coloring book does have text! And this one has a lot. 

llustrations by award-winning illustrator Dave Ember

Text & captions by Mary Taylor Young


Not all Mary's books are still available. Email her about possible single copies of titles not shown on Books page.

Contact Mary about speaking to your book club or organization.