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Mountains in a pandemic: a call for submissions

Mountains in a pandemic: a call for submissions

I am the editor of Appalachia journal, the country's oldest journal  of mountaineering and conservation. We take a literary approach to wilderness and adventure. We are living through an unprecedented pandemic, something no one alive today has ever seen. This will go...


Christine Woodside is a writer and editor specializing in environment and history. 

She is writing a book about taking herself and her young daughters into the wilds. It comes out in a year as The Long Way Home, from Appalachian Mountain Club Books.

She will speak about New Jersey’s struggling smalltime farmers at the dawn of the industrial age at the American Society for Environmental History’s 2022 conference on March 26.

She edits Appalachia journal (submit button at the bottom of the page). She teaches journalism at the University of Connecticut and edits environment stories for The Conversation US.

She earned her master’s degree in history in May 2019 from Arizona State University.

Libertarians on the Prairie, Chris’s book about the lives and collaboration of Laura Ingalls Wilder and her daughter, has established itself in scholarship of the mysterious and gripping “Little House” books. She talks about limited government and the Little House books in this episode of Sean Braswell’s podcast, “Flashback.” Libertarians on the Prairie is available in hardback and a paperback edition with a Foreword by Stephen Heuser.  Order one today.


Going back in time a bit: Chris appears throughout Don Bernier’s 2005 film, “In a Nutshell,” about a brilliant, eccentric artist who found herself homeless in her 90s. A clip here.

Listen to Chris tell a story at Connecticut Forest & Park Association’s wildlife story slam about running into a mama bear and her cubs.


Chris edits the mountaineering and conservation journal Appalachia.  Read about her Appalachian Trail thru hike here.



Writing Workshops

Two Saturday workshops coming this winter in southeastern Connecticut. Click here for periodic updates. 

Libertarians on the Prairie

Libertarians on the Prairie

Laura Ingalls Wilder, left, and her daughter, Rose Wilder Lane, as they looked in the 1930s, when they worked on the "Little House" books Now available from your favorite outlet. Coming out in paperback in October 2017 Laura Ingalls Wilder, Rose Wilder Lane, and the...

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