Wildlife and endangered species talk

On Tuesday, Sept, 17, at 1 p.m., in the Trumbull Library’s Community Room, Jessica Speart, Connecticut award-winning investigative journalist whose focus is on wildlife law enforcement and endangered species issues, discusses her highly acclaimed narrative nonfiction book Winged Obsession about the world’s most notorious butterfly smuggler.

The book was an Indie Next pick and has been featured on the CBS News Blog, CBS Weekend Roundup, National Geographic Weekend, the Huffington Post, the NY Post, the Miami Herald and numerous NPR stations.

Books available for purchase and signing. Bring your lunch. Register at 203-452-5197 or online at trumbullct-library.

About the author

Jessica Speart also penned the 10-book Rachel Porter Mystery Series featuring U.S. Fish and Wildlife Agent Rachel Porter. The series was created after years of investigating wildlife and drug-trafficking crimes for such publications as The New York Times Magazine, National Wildlife, Audubon, Mother Jones, Travel & Leisure and Omni Magazine. She has lectured at the American Museum of Natural History, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, chapters of the Audubon Society, League of Women Voters and the American Association of University Women.

She recently appeared in the Discovery Channel special Extreme Wildlife Smuggling. Speart has taught courses in mystery writing at Norwalk Community College, Fairfield Continuing Ed and Westport Writers Workshop.

For more information, visit jessicaspeart.com.