The California Field Atlas has won the 2018 Gold Medal for Notable Contribution to Publishing by the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco. I am so proud and grateful to receive and share this award with my excellent publisher, HEYDAY BOOKS. My great hope is that this book stands with the larger vanguard of inspired voices rising across California and beyond, that share a vision for an emergent culture built on values of ecological restoration over reclamation and resource replenishment over endless extraction. United, we can usher in a new age of greater abundance while preserving the superlative portfolio of biodiversity that California enjoys for generations to come. (obi)


We are about to embark on the book tour for the California Field Atlas, which ships from HEYDAY in the next week or so. It is an incredibly dynamic time in my little family, in the little publishing house that is producing my work, in the state which is the […]

Preordering the California Field Atlas

The Heyday Fall 2017 catalog is here and my work is on the cover. Heyday is the publisher and I could not imagine a more fine group of brilliant humans to align my most dedicated academic and poetic voice with. I am so impressed with how attentive, engaged and enthusiastic […]