Martha Leb Molnar is a writer, commentator and public relations professional. Playing God in the Meadow: How I Learned to Admire My Weeds is her third book. Her commentaries on Vermont were 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. Her essays have appeared in Northern Woodlands magazine and Green Mountain Club magazine. 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 Playing God in the Meadow: How I Learned to Admire My Weeds.

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