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#1 in New Releases in Botany

I'm absolutely thrilled that THE PLANT HUNTER is the top new release in Botany on, with the hardcover and audiobook top ranked! Have you picked up or downloaded your copy yet? I've included a lineup of exciting activities for this week below, and you can find more details at the EVENTS link on my website. P.S. I'll be skipping across the pond to the UK this week! Excited to meet readers in England and Wales!

Have you been reading THE PLANT HUNTER? If you love the book, please help me get the word out! Consumer reviews are needed on Amazon, Audible, Barnes and Noble, Good Reads and more. Thank you!

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"Cassandra Quave’s life is like a tropical forest: Varied, colorful, bursting with life and laced with hidden paths that must be constantly cleared to move along them. Her new memoir guides readers through a world of plants and the people entwined with them. The story is sometimes dark but mostly uplifting, lit up by her personal revelations and scientific discoveries."
Read more about THE PLANT HUNTER in this Emory news feature and register for a conversation event with renowned journalist and author, Maryn McKenna, to be held in person at Emory University on Tuesday, October 26th.

Upcoming In-person Events

All of our indoor in-person events have mask requirements to ensure the safety of all attendees.

Tuesday, October 26th at 5:30 PM (ET): Atlanta, GA, USA
Join me at for an author conversation with Maryn McKenna at Emory University, hosted by the Emory Center for the Study of Human Health and the Georgia Center for the Book. Free and open to the public! Registration required -- seats are limited!

Friday, October 29th at 8:30 AM (BST): Bath, UK
Join me for a lecture and book signing at the beautiful campus of Bath Spa University! Free event!

Thursday, November 11th at 3 PM (CT): Birmingham, AL, USA
Join me at the American Chemical Society SERMACS conference for a lecture and book signing. Conference registration required.

Saturday, November 13th at 1 PM (ET): Gainesville, GA, USA
Join me for a day of nature healing! Lecture and book signing! Registration required ($15 fee for the event).

Thursday, November 18th at 7 PM ET: Roswell, GA, USA
Join me for a fun evening at the Chattahoochee Nature Center! Reading and book signing! Registration required ($15 fee for the event).
7 Essential Medicinal Mints You Can Grow and Use in Teas (1)
Out this week! I wrote for Spirituality and Health Magazine about some of my favorite medicinal mints that are easy to grow and are delicious in herbal teas!

"Herbs from the mint family are not only pharmacologically powerful, but can be easily grown throughout the year."

Feature in Chemical and Engineering News

"Cassandra Leah Quave’s work defies simple categorization. As an ethnobotanist, her research encompasses natural product chemistry, microbiology, medicine, botany, and journalism. One day, she might interview a village’s traditional healer on how to prepare a remedy for a skin infection; on another, she might use a low-cost fraction collector made from Lego Mindstorms pieces to isolate a molecule that could eventually become a medicine."

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