Something About Mary

Hi, I am honored to have you visit my site.
"Run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet and lucid air, sit quietly for a while and contemplate the precious stillness, that lovely, mysterious and awesome space." - Edward Abbey
My name is Mary Stuever; the American Southwest is my home. I live in a log cabin built of Engelmann spruce logged in the Manti-La Sals in Utah and tucked away on the north side of the Sandia Mountains in New Mexico. My professions and my passions are forestry and writing. In a sense, that makes me very fortunate, because, as a writer, I also love "my day job."
I have 2 kids in college, a horse boarded down the way, a wonderful mutt, and thousands of volumes of books and a few guitars. I would be an awesome recluse except for an incredible network of friends and family who fill my days with joy and laughter.  I work for New Mexico State Forestry as the State Timber Management Officer.
I am quite excited about my newest book, The Forester's Log: Musings from the Woods. This book compiles 25 years of columns and articles. The essays are arranged in the book by themes, yet the other logical organization could have been chronological.  Some folks have asked for a timeline of significant life events to help them understand the various sources of these here it is: Chronological time line
Although The Forester's Log: Musings from the Woods, is the first book I've done without a co-author or co-editor, I have been involved in many writing projects as both author and editor over the years. In addition, I currently have several other writing projects on the burners...for more about my other writings, see: other writings
I love writing, but I also love reading. I am in a few reading clubs and enjoy penning the occasional book review (see some of my reviews).