Sy Montgomery

Sy Montgomery is a naturalist, documentary scriptwriter, and author of twenty acclaimed books of nonfiction for adults and children, including the National Book Award finalist The Soul of an Octopus and the memoir The Good Good Pig, a New York Times bestseller. The recipient of numerous honors, including lifetime achievement awards from the Humane Society and the New England Booksellers Association, she lives in New Hampshire with her husband, border collie, and flock of chickens.

Books by this Author

Inky's Amazing Escape
The Soul of an Octopus
Birdology

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My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. (Plato)

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. flight

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. I am frustrated when people assume animals do not think and feel, which is quite common, or that their thoughts and feelings matter less than our own.

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. research, which may involve swimming with pink dolphins, dancing with a famous cockatoo, hiking into cloud forests in search of tree kangaroos, or searching for tigers on elephant back.

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Deep-sea diver

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