A decade ago I set out to write an historical novel about my parents and their time in China as medical missionaries. But my own story kept surfacing, demanding to be told. Recognizing I had limited experience writing from a personal perspective, I took a community college course on memoir writing. That led me to a nine-month skills-building program through The Narrative Project, which I completed in 2017. Years of participating in two critique groups, one emerging from the Narrative Project, have honed my writing style and my story.
Writing also played a major role in my thirty-five-year environmental career. The last twelve years I worked in partnership with the National Park Service Conservation Study Institute (now the Stewardship Institute). During that time, I authored or coauthored a dozen publications on community engagement, collaboration, and conservation stewardship, which can be viewed and downloaded here.
Selected Published Works
Tuxill, Jacquelyn L., Philip B. Huffman, Daniel N. Laven, and Nora J. Mitchell. Shared Legacies in Cane River National Heritage Area: Linking People, Traditions, and Landscapes. A Technical Assistance Report for the Cane River National Heritage Area Commission. Final Report. Woodstock, VT: Conservation Study Institute, 2008.
Tuxill, Jacquelyn L., Nora J. Mitchell, and Jessica Brown. Conservation and Collaboration: Lessons Learned from National Park Service Partnerships in the Western United States. Conservation and Stewardship Publication No. 6. Woodstock, Vermont: Conservation Study Institute, 2004.