You might not know this about me, but I’m a certified Tolkien geek. As in, literally certified: I’m a member of the Tolkien Society, an educational charity and literary society based in the UK.
Today I launched a companion site for a creative nonfiction book proposal I’m putting together called Hiking Middle-Earth: A Naturalist’s Guide to the Realms of Tolkien, which combines my expertise as a nature author with my love of Tolkien’s work.
HikingMiddleEarth.com explores the landscapes, climates, flora, and fauna you might encounter if you could step into the realms of Tolkien’s vast literary canon. All observations are based strictly on the texts, not conjecture.
The book will feature guided nature walks through Middle-Earth’s most-celebrated regions in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit:
1. Hobbiton and the Shire
3. The Misty Mountains
5. Isengard and Fangorn Forest
6. Mirkwood and the Lonely Mountain
7. Emyn Muil and the Anduin River
If you’re a fellow Tolkien geek (or if you just like me a lot), please stop by the site, leave a comment, and share the posts on social media to help me build a platform before the book proposal goes to publishers.