Treesong

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May 19, 1978

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Treesong is an author, community organizer, talk radio host, and Real Life Superhero living in Southern Illinois. He grew up in the Chicago area and moved to Carbondale, Illinois to study philosophy at Southern Illinois University. Through his academic studies and activism, he became involved in the environmental movement, eventually changing his name to Treesong to reflect his newfound Earth-centered spirituality.

Treesong's first novel, Change, is the story of an environmental activist who finds herself on a strange journey to meet new allies and find creative solutions to the climate crisis. His latest project is a climate fiction blog called Goodbye Miami that tells the tale of an American climate refugee who flees Miami in the aftermath
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Treesong I rarely have writer's block. Due to my family and community commitments, I have less time set aside for writing currently than I would like to have.…moreI rarely have writer's block. Due to my family and community commitments, I have less time set aside for writing currently than I would like to have. Therefore, I often find myself dreaming up ideas during my "non-author time" and writing them down during my "author time."

When I do have writer's block, though, I have two sure-fire ways of dealing with it.

One is to take a quick break -- even just a few minutes -- and do something else with my mind to clear the air and create space for creative flow. It can be something writing-related, like reading a book, or it can be something completely unrelated, like going for a walk, cleaning, etc.

The other way I deal with it is by switching from project to project! For me, it always helps to have more than one project to work on at a time. That way, if I'm not really feeling one on a given day, I can switch to the other. Having a choice between working on a novel, short story, poem, or even nonfiction gives me a wide range of possibilities. Something's bound to click in one of those areas, even if nothing is there in another.(less)
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Change

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Order

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Strange Beginnings

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Order is Now Available!

My new climate fiction novel, Order, is now available in both paperback and Kindle formats!

Order was published on October 31, 2019. The basic premise of Order is simple. If you had all the power in the world, would you stop climate change?

Truman Stuart is a man on a mission. As the new Preceptor of Order, it’s his job to oversee the survival and progress of human civilization. When he discovers that climate change poses an existent...formats!
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Published on November 09, 2019 12:56 Tags: cli-fi, climate-change, climate-fiction, political-thriller, sci-fi, science-fiction, secret-society

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Science Fiction: Everything Change, Volume II: An Anthology of Climate Fiction

Nonfiction: No One Is To
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" Yes, Treesong is my superhero name. It's also my legal name, which is not the case for any of the other superheroes I've met. Most of them have a "nor ...more "
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" One of the great challenges I see in climate communication is how to convey the severity of the situation while also conveying a sense that we can sti ...more "
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" Merchants of Doubt is a great book! Before reading that book, I had some sense of the roots and scope of the problem. But the book really ties it all ...more "
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" I'll have to add some of these to my list of podcasts that I want to listen to. I started listening to podcasts earlier this year and I was surprised ...more "
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