Press Kit

Press Kit

This page was created to help the good folks hosting Sy’s talks to publicize her visits. Feel free to download any of these photos, but please include photo credit (and PLEASE do not crop out the animals! If you need a head shot, use those below!)

To arrange a talk, please contact Dawn Stuart at Books in Common at

SHORT BIO (for a longer bio, see ABOUT SY)

Researching articles, films, and her 31 books for adults and children, nationally bestselling author Sy Montgomery has been chased by an angry silverback gorilla in Rwanda, hunted by a tiger in India, and swum with piranhas, electric eels and pink dolphins in the Amazon. Her work has taken her from the cloud forest of Papua New Guinea (for a book on tree kangaroos) to the Altai Mountains of the Gobi (for another on snow leopards.) For THE SOUL OF AN OCTOPUS (a National Book Award finalist) she befriended octopuses at the New England aquarium and scuba dived and snorkeled with wild octopuses in Mexico and French Polynesia; next she drew on her scuba skills to cage dive with great white sharks. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband, the writer Howard Mansfield, and their border collie Thurber.

Sy with Animal Friends

Download: Sy and Thurber. Photo by Michael Sterling.

Sy communes with a Pacific Day Octopus in Moorea: credit David Scheel

Download: Sy and Cleo, a Giant Pacific Octopus at Oregon Coast Aquarium. Photo by Amy Kunze.

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