Sy Montgomery

Sy Montgomery is a naturalist, documentary scriptwriter, and author of twenty acclaimed books of nonfiction for adults and children, including the memoir The Good Good Pig, a New York Times bestseller. The recipient of numerous honors, including lifetime achievement awards from the Humane Society and the New England Booksellers Association, she lives in New Hampshire with her husband, border collie, and flock of chickens.

Books by this Author

The Soul of an Octopus


Author and naturalist Sy Montgomery on BIRDOLOGY

Hear Sy Montgomery discuss the wonderful similarities and differences between birds and humans in her book BIRDOLOGY.

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. (Plato)

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. It would be wonderful to be almost any animal, to see what life feels like from their perspective.

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. I am frustrated when people assume animals do not think and feel, which is quite common, or that their thoughts and feelings matter less than our own.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Writing a bad book

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. right here in Hancock, NH--but not at my computer!