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                               When Ginny is not slogging through a marsh trying to spot spring                                         peepers, crawling around on a barn floor looking for owl pellets, or                                       chasing errant sheep across mountains and meadows, she manages an                                   Outdoor Learning Lab, teaches STEM to elementary and middle school students, and writes about all the things and people that make the Earth such a fun and fascinating place to live.

She lives on and works the family farm with her husband, two grown sons and their families, and too many dogs, horses, cats, chickens, sheep and cows to count.  A life full of animals, both wild and tame, creates endless opportunities for adventures and misadventures which lead to articles, art, stories and picture books. She has won regional prizes for her watercolors, and her prose and poetry have been published in Highlights for Children, Nature Friend, Grit, Country Living, and Blue Ridge Country Magazine. She is currently represented by Lisa Amstutz at Storm Literary.

In addition to being honored with the National Education Foundation’s Teacher of Excellence Award for her expertise, creativity and innovation as a teacher, Ginny is a Master Naturalist, a long-time blogger, a PAL member of SCBWI and a grateful writer who critiques long distance with friends found through her membership in 12x12.

Ginny Neil
Author and Illustrator

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