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Paula Wild takes 'The Cougar' on Tour to Washington State

Paula Wild takes 'The Cougar' on Tour to Washington State

May 2014

Cougars, mountain lions, pumas…no matter what you call them these powerful animals are undoubtedly intriguing. D&M author Paula Wild is taking her book, The Cougar: Beautiful, Wild and Dangerous (Douglas & McIntyre; $34.95) on tour to Washington State this June!

PORT TOWNSEND: Presentation on Friday, June 6 at 7pm, as part of the Jefferson County Historical Society’s Friday lecture series, at the Jefferson Museum of Art & History (540 Water Street). Open to the public with admission by donation (suggested donation: $5.00). For more information, contact the Jefferson County Historical Society at 360-385-1003.

SEATTLE: Presentation on Saturday, June 7 at 1pm, at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture (on the University of Washington campus at 17th Avenue NE and NE 45th Street, Seattle, WA). Free to attend with museum admission. For more information, contact the Burke Museum at 206-543-5590 or go to

BELLINGHAM: Presentation on Saturday, June 7 at 7pm as part of the North Cascades Institute’s “Nature of Writing Series”, in the Readings Gallery at Village Books (1200 11th Street, Bellingham, WA). Free to attend and all are welcome. For more information, contact Village Books at 360.671.2626 or go to

Wild writes in The Cougar, “co-existing with cougars isn’t about fear, it’s about knowledge.” Her presentation, "Coexisting with Cougars", reflects that philosophy and draws from her book's skillful blend of natural history, scientific research and first-hand accounts, as well as amazing photos and detailed information on what to do in the case of a cougar encounter. Throughout, she explores what makes this animal that both fascinates and frightens us so beautiful, so dangerous, and why cougars remain such an important and valuable part of our environment.

Paula Wild is the author of several books, including One River, Two Cultures, The Comox Valley and Sointula: Island Utopia, winner of a B.C. Historical Federation Certificate of Merit. She saw her first live cougar in Washington state before she could walk, and now lives on Vancouver Island in Canada.

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