Dad Gives Me the Gold * Storytelling Audio + Text

I performed this story at Turn Me into Gold: A Storytelling Party in the beautiful St. Joseph’s Arts Society in San Francisco. It was a wonderful night with so many old and dear friends in the audience. Wish my dad could have been there. But then it would have been a different story… Dad Gives Me the Gold   It’s… Read more

“The Best Books on Blindness and the Brain” at Shepherd.com

The Best Books on Blindness and the Brain on Shepherd.com is a grateful nod to the authors that deepened the sciencey bits of There Plant Eyes! Oliver Sacks, John Locke, Lawrence Rosenblum, Jason Roberts, & @DavidEagleman—whose book Livewired came out after I’d finished TPE but surely would have been in there. Why I wrote this Blindness and the Brain list… Read more

“Revealing and Rewarding Work of Impressive Scholarship” * ‘There Plant Eyes” Review by Author Lazarus Belle

Every author knows how important reviews are, and although we all like to hate on Amazon, it’s a very good place for finding and publishing public reviews. Of course Goodreads is the other biggie. My friend and fellow author published this thoughtful review of There Plant Eyes (now out in paperback) in both places, and to show my appreciation (and… Read more

Author M Leona Godin & Artist Andy Slater Discuss ‘There Plant Eyes’ and Radical Blindness * In-Person in NYC!

I was over the moon to learn that my first in-person book event for There Plant Eyes–to celebrate the paperback release on August 30–would be hosted by the radical Lower East Side bookshop, Bluestockings! So when I asked my friend Andy Slater, a Chicago-based sound artist to join me in conversation and he said “yes,” I was rocketed off to… Read more

‘There Plant Eyes’ Paperback Out Now * Includes Cover Image Description & Blurbs!

Oh, look what arrived in my email!: the paperback cover of There Plant Eyes – front cover lost its braille but gained a fantastic blurb by the incomparable Maggie Nelson… General #ImageDescription This is the publisher’s image of the back, spine, and front paperback covers of There Plant Eyes from left to right, but I’ll paste in the info more… Read more

Footnote on ‘Invisible Child’ by Andrea Elliott

Andrea Elliott was recently announced as the Pulitzer winner in nonfiction for Invisible Child: poverty, survival, and hope in an American city (Random House, 2021). I was honored to have a conversation with her during the Virtual Monster Book Tour for There Plant Eyes. During that conversation and others over the past couple years, we’ve talked about visibility and invisibility.… Read more