Virginia Arthur was born wild. She took to exploring the wilds of her new Ohio suburban jungle by the time she was 10, launching great birding expeditions between backhoes and bulldozers. Her bird list grew shorter in direct correlation with the number of homes growing larger, such that by the time she was 12, she was a raging environmentalist before the word even existed. This delighted her parents to no end.
She continued on this profoundly pointless and frustrating path by earning a B.S. in field biology and an M.S. in botany (ecology), only to continue the exploring while observing a country at war with its natural self. She weaves these experiences into her novels, but it's not all Downerville as she sprinkles some wacky on top. She has published three novels, all “comedic-drama.” Her first novel, Birdbrain, an eco-political novel based on real-life experiences, was published in 2014. Phat('s) Chance for Buddha in Houston (Or How I Spent My Summer Vacation), male coming-of-age short fiction, was published in 2015. In September 2018, she published her latest, Treed, also eco-political fiction. She hopes to wrap up her first book of short stories in fall 2020.