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. 

    May 2018 Visit to Chaco Canyon National Historic Park

    Enjoyed re-discovering the amazing Chacoan Culture ruins. Such a vibrant, creative culture here 1000 years ago. Great birding and lizarding (is that a word?!) too!

    New in 2018: Rocky Mountain National Park Adult Coloring Book & Postcards

    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.