Frederick Thurber


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: He has contributed a piece about producing audio books to SCBWI’s newsletter. An article Mr. Thurber wrote about a fly fishing retreat for men with cancer was published in  Big Sky Journal  in 2021.  In the Wake of the Willows is his first book.

In addition Mr. Thurber writes an occasional wine blog for the Standard Times of New Bedford, MA. He is a member of SCBWI, The Rhododendron Society RI 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:

WCAI The Point with Mindy Todd

They were also interviewed for Arts Week on WOMR here:

Arts Week – WOMR