ROBIN EASTON is an adventurer, and author of her newly released book, “Naked in Eden: My Adventurer and Awakening in the Australian Rainforest”. She spent much of her adult life in wild and remote areas including, Alaska, Tasmania, Australia’s tropical and subtropical rainforest and the far north woods of Maine. Easton has traveled to New Zealand, Mexico, Canada, and has lived throughout Europe. She is a writer, speaker, musician. and nature photographer.
Robin grew up in beautiful western Maine, surrounded by lakes, forests and mountains. Most of her childhood was spent outdoors in the woods and near the water. Her parents made a commitment to get their children out of the house, away from the TV and into nature. In her book, Naked in Eden, Robin tells the story of how her father got rid of the family TV and started taking all six of his kids into the wild.
Robin’s father taught her how to handle a canoe, use a bow and arrow, how to fish, hike, camp and rock hound. He sparked her interest in wild edible and medicinal plants and instilled in her a creative and freethinking way of life. He encouraged her to always be adventurous and inquisitive.
At the age of twenty-five Easton walked away from society. She left the United States and went to live with her husband in the remote tropical Daintree Rainforest of Queensland, Australia. Robin is extremely passionate about this rainforest; it is one of the world’s oldest tropical rainforest, home to a vast number of rare and threatened species. Over the years Robin has been involved in helping to create awareness of this sacred forest.
Easton’s “larger-than-life” stories bring this ancient rainforest right into the room. Her true life stories entertain, educate and inspire. While living in Australia, kangaroos, birds and bandicoots befriended her as her bare feet shared paths with foot-long centipedes, bird eating spiders, leeches and ticks. She learned to handle and identify some of the world’s deadliest snakes. Robin’s speaks passionately about the tenacity of all life, and believes all life to be sacred, whether it’s the flying fox or the salt water crocodile. “True knowledge and understanding are potent keys to overcoming our fear of potentially deadly and often misunderstood life forms.”
One of Robin’s most remarkable rainforest experiences was the gift of music. During her last year in the rainforests of Australia she began to dream beautiful music. When she returned to the United States she sat at a piano and played as if she’d played for ten years. Unable to read music, Robin has performed on the east coast, and recorded on both the east and west coasts.
When not working on her second book, Robin loves hiking, camping, rafting, canoeing, swimming, photography, gardening and almost anything that gets her into the wild. She also enjoys playing the Native American courting flute, composing piano solos, singing, roller-skating, pottery, glass fusing, digging ditches, skiing, travel, and time spent laughing and sharing with friends.
Robin Easton is a writer, blogger, nature photographer, and musician. She has appeared in magazines and newspapers throughout the U.S. and Canada, and in an award-winning NBC News affiliate piece, Paul Harvey News, KBLA Radio, The Nature Connection – Big Blend Radio, The Green Hour – WURD, KSFR, and others. She writes and blogs at www.nakedineden.com
“Deep in our core lives the magnificent wild human-animal, passionately yearning for relationship with the living Earth” (C) REaston