Piper Selden  is a writer, educator, and activist. She lives in Hilo, on
the Big Island of Hawaii, with her husband, two children, and a small menagerie of animals. When not writing, teaching, or dodging lava flows, she enjoys playing in the dirt: gardening, making herbal potions, and tending a busy worm farm. She does most her writing at night, when the moon is high and the house is quiet. Piper writes and has published in a variety of genres, including academia and the sciences, creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. Upcoming books include Beyond the Frontier: Innovations in First-Year Composition (a series of academic books), Invisible Daughters (a memoir), and The Momcologist is In: Life, Parenting, and Cancer (a most unusual kind of guidebook).

Thank you for stopping by!  Please take a moment to visit the different areas of this site.

Writing  -- a selection of published and non-published works. 

-- offers Copyediting & Proofreading services and Manuscript Consultation

-- a practicing herbalist, visit Piper's herbal page

Teaching -- Teaches writing for University of Hawaii System.  Current c/v

Miscellany and Fun
-- is a hodgepodge page featuring links by topic, information about Hawaii and a "recipe box" of local style food and drink, including Piper's favorite Mai Tai recipes. Check it out!


Piper is not currently under representation, but looking. If you are interested, please contact her via email:  piperselden@gmail.com 
"...your writing comes out of a relationship with your life and its texture." 
 --Natalie Goldberg, "Writing Down the Bones."

 Here's to being read! --ps

"When I am dead, I hope it may be said:  That his sins were scarlet, but his books were read."  -- Hillaire Belloc, "On His Books"
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