About Natural Stories
"Mr. Clayton writes with clarity, passion and insight." —Wall Street Journal
“Clayton uses entertaining anecdotes, thorough research, and vivid storytelling.” —Big Sky Journal
Natural Stories is your weekly nature fix in story format. Or, your weekly story fix in a natural setting. Nature is story; although it’s often about science, politics, spirituality, and more, at heart there’s always a story. Stories are our nature; the human brain perceives the world through story. Each week, here, a new story.
Natural Stories is written by John Clayton, author of books including Wonderlandscape, The Cowboy Girl, and Natural Rivals. A native of Massachusetts and graduate of Williams College, John has lived fulltime in Montana since 1990.
What readers are saying
"What a brilliant idea. In a world surrounded by people and their stories, I’m looking forward to reading more about what people are or were surrounded by, maybe even before people came along." -Stephen K.
"John is one of the outstanding writers of stories related to the natural world, combining colorful human stories with insights regarding the ways we interact with wild places." -Don R.
"John Clayton is an insightful and entertaining writer. " -Jim S.
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