Mary Batten

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About me

Occupation Writer
Introduction I write magazine articles, television shows and nature/science books for children and adults. My newest children's book is BABY ORCA (Penguin Boos), about a baby killer whale. My most recent adult book is an e-Book, HOW TO HAVE SEX IF YOU'RE NOT HUMAN: INTIMATE JOURNEYS IN NATURAL HISTORY. My adult book, SEXUAL STRATEGIES: HOW FEMALES CHOOSE THEIR MATES, has an updated edition through the Authors Guild Back in Print program with iUniverse.com.
Favorite Movies Touch of Evil, Lone Star
Favorite Music Music composed by my husband, Ed Bland.
Favorite Books Elena Ferrante's beautifully written Neopolitan novels: My Beautiful Friend and The Story of A New Name, Jared Diamond's Guns, Germs and Steel, Flannery O'Connor's Collected Short Stories, Mother Nature: A History of Mothers, Infants and Natural Selection and by Sarah Blaffer Hrdy, Mothers and Others: The Evolutionary Origins of Mutual Understanding also by Hrdy, Homefront by Doris Gwaltney, Killer of Witches by Michael Farmer.