Biography for Bluebird Effect : Uncommon Bonds with Common Birds

Julie Zickefoose began her career as a field biologist for the Nature Conservancy. She became a magazine and book illustrator, then began to illustrate her own stories, gleaned from experiences with wild birds and animals. Her monthly commentaries bring a glimpse of Appalachia to NPR's All Things Considered. Bird Watcher's Digest has published more than forty of her articles and seventeen cover paintings since 1986.