For about 20 years Mr. Thurber wrote a nature and bird watching column in various newspapers in southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island, including The Providence Journal. Recently he recorded an audio version of one of his nature essays (about fireflies) for Rhode Island National Public Radio station. He has also written some scientific articles on fisheries and birding (including an article for an ornithological journal, The Bird Observer, about the hermit thrush: https://bit.ly/2Yf6I9q). He has contributed a piece about producing audio books to SCBWI’s newsletter. An article Mr. Thurber wrote about a fly fishing retreat in Montana for men with cancer was published in Big Sky Journal in 2021.
In the Wake of the Willows is his first book.
Mr. Thurber is a writer and “Advocate” for ProstateCancer.net. His first article was a different slant on the cancer retreat in Montana: https://prostatecancer.net/living/support-reel-recovery
In addition Mr. Thurber writes an occasional wine blog for the Standard Times of New Bedford, MA, and breeds rhododendrons for fragrance. He is a member of SCBWI, The Rhododendron Society Massachusetts Chapter, and was a past president of the Paskamansett Bird Club.
Mr. Thurber grew up in Providence, Rhode Island, and graduated from Brown University in 1983. His grandfather was a cousin of James Thurber.
The Thurbers were recently interviewed by the Cape and Islands NPR station. The interview can be heard here:
They were also interviewed for Arts Week on WOMR here: