Heights and Depths: A Writing Life

Winner of the 2013 Writer's Digest Self-Published Books award for children's picture book category. Received a Starred Review in Publisher's Weekly.

In the space of a week, I’ve gone from the heights to the depths. First, the good news. Last week, I was thrilled to learn that my book, Wisdom, the Midway Albatross was given a starred review in Publisher’s Weekly. This book has defied all the odds–just as Wisdom has done. “. . .Pattison writes […]

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Oldest Bird in World: Name her Chick

Wisdom, the Midway Albatross by Darcy Pattison

Last year, I wrote this book about the oldest bird in the world who was on Midway Atoll when the Japanese tsunami struck. It’s an amazing story of survival that just won’t stop. At the age of 62+, she is about to hatch another chick. Yes! A mother at 62+ From Wisdom, the Midway Albatross’s […]

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The Oldest Mother in the World Wins Book Award

Wisdom and her mate prepare to begin their first shift of incubation, Photo credit: Pete Leary, USFWS

Wisdom, the Midway Albatross, the subject of my 2012 picture book has returned to Midway Island and laid a new egg. She was banded by Chandler Robbins on December 10, 1956 while sitting on an egg and presumed to be a minimum of five years old. That makes her at least 62 years old–and she’s […]

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Wisdom, the Midway Albatross

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Children’s Picture Book: Wisdom, the Midway Albatross The oldest wild bird in the world, documented with banding, is Wisdom, the Midway Albatross. When the Japanese Tsunami hit on March 11, 2011, her nest was in the path of danger. This is her amazing story of survival of manmade and natural disasters for over 60 years. […]

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News from Wisdom

Once in a while, it’s time for Shameless Commerce and Book Plugs. That’s today. Free Book for 48 Hours FREE: GET my latest book, WISDOM, THE MIDWAY ALBATROSS: Surviving the Japanese Tsunami and other Disasters for Over 60 Years this weekend for free. ONLY AVAILABLE FREE FOR 48 HOURS – 12 am on March 9 […]

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