• April – Rebecca Lawton features me on her list of women nature writers, with a shout-out to my forthcoming book on Elzada Clover and Lois Jotter.
  • January – Julia Hull interviews me for an episode of her podcast, “WTF, Biology?” We discuss science writing and the legacy of Rachel Carson.


  • December – I’m featured in DJ Lee’s “witness ~ wilderness” newsletter, along with yarn artist Sarah Swett. You can subscribe to the newsletter at the bottom of the page.
  • October – A nice shout-out from Antonia Malchik in her Oct. 27 blog post for “The Wild Ones” in The Atavist Magazine
  • October – “The Wild Ones” in The Atavist Magazine receives the gold prize for adventure travel writing in the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition, hosted by the Society for American Travel Writers
  • October – Book deal announcement: Science journalist Melissa Sevigny’s BRAVE THE WILD RIVER, sold to Matt Weiland at Norton, at auction, by Laurie Abkemeier at DeFiore and Company (world English).
  • June – COVID-19 Seattle Podcast, “Is It Safe To Reopen?
  • February – KJZZ interview, “Navajo Nation Homes Getting Addresses Thanks To Google Project.”
  • January – Science Friday features my story on Biosphere 2’s rainforest research



  • Dec – I’m featured as the “Alumni of the Month” in the Southern Arizona Science & Engineering Fair newsletter.
  • May 24 – Listen to me discuss science communication on a local Flagstaff radio show, This Is The Colorado Plateau
  • March 28 – I’m mentioned among this list of women writing the west, written by Sarah Boon on Literary Hub.
  • Jan 11 – Mythical River mentioned in NAU News
  • Jan – Mythical River chosen for One Book Yuma for 2018. See this article in the Yuma Sun (subscription required) or read about it in Yuma News Now.


  • DSCN5037Fall 2017 – Western American Literature reviews Mythical River (print only). Reviewer Hal Crimmel writes that “the author’s gift for storytelling, her delightful turns of phrase, well- researched histories, and updates to ongoing controversies make the book a most enjoyable, worthwhile, and— not least of all— hopeful read.”
  • July/August 2017 – Edible Baja Arizona reviews Mythical River. Reviewer Marguerite Happe says that “Sevigny’s deeply rooted love for the Sonoran Desert pulses through every page … Her prose is abundantly graceful.”
  • June 18, 2017 – C-SPAN Book TV aired this interview about Under Desert Skies
  • May 2017 – Arizona Daily Sun names Mythical River as a summer read
  • March 2017 – Review of Mythical River published in Natural Resources Journal
  • February 2017 – Mythical River named a “Nature Book of Uncommon Merit” and medal finalist by the John Burroughs Association.
  • January 5, 2017 – Mythical River nominated for a Viola Award for Excellence in Storytelling by the Flagstaff Arts Council.
  • January 4, 2017 – I discuss science and writing on the Bill Buckmaster Show.
  • January, 2017 – I’m awarded a 2017 Artist Research and Development Grant, and the Bill Desmond Writing Award, to support work on my next book project.




Video: Under Desert Skies