James Barilla is associate professor in the MFA program of the University of South Carolina, where he teaches creative nonfiction and environmental writing. He lives in Columbia, SC.
"'I had the sense that he is the kind of author I'd like to have a coffee or a beer with, which is what you want in a storyteller. In this fun and compelling book, he is that guy, telling you about his yard.' (Rob Dunn, BBC Wildlife Magazine) 'Barilla's gripping and provocative dispatches confirm that in our time, human and wildlife coexistence - a formula for awe, danger and controversy - is a complex process of trial and error.' (Donna Seaman, Publishers Weekly)"