Amy Martin, a life-long Texan, has forged a varied career in journalism, laced with activism and leadership, and infused with a deep spirituality and concern for the Earth. A journalist and writer for over 35 years, she is the author of the upcoming Wild Dallas-Fort Worth: Explore the Amazing Nature of North Texas for Timber Press and Itchy Business: How to Treat the Poison Ivy and Poison Oak Rash. She is currently the North Texas Wild columnist for GreenSource DFW and covers magic and cirque for TheaterJones. Prior to that, she was a contributing editor for the national magazine Garbage (recycling and features) and has written for Dallas Morning News (recycling), Dallas Observer (music), and D magazine and Dallas Times Herald (performing arts). For a dozen years, Martin also operated a popular alternative news service called Moonlady News, earning her the nickname Moonlady. A leader in Earth-centered and unaffiliated spirituality, Martin was director of Earth Rhythms and creator of the acclaimed Winter SolstiCelebrations for 20 years.