Martha Leb Molnar is a writer, commentator and public relations professional. Her commentaries on Vermont from a newcomer’s perspective are regularly aired on Vermont Public Radio. Her writing has been featured in the anthologies Peak Experiences: Danger, Death, and Daring in the Mountains of the Northeast; Making Connections: Mother-Daughter Travel Adventures; and Wild With Child: Adventures of Families in the Great Outdoors. Earlier in her career, she wrote for The New York Times and other newspapers. She earned a certificate in botany from the New York Botanical Gardens and uses what she learned throughout TAPROOT: Making A Life on Prairie Hill, which is her first book.

NOTE: Despite her love of writing — as well as reading, baking, cooking and other indoor pursuits — Ms. Leb Molnar is only a foul-weather writer. Good weather in any season finds her outside gardening, biking, hiking, swimming or skiing.

She can be reached at marthalmolnar@gmail.com