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Maia Toll

Maia Toll has been many things — including a horseback riding instructor, a clinical herbalist, and a university teacher — but being an award-winning author is by far her favorite. Her Wild Wisdom series, featuring The Illustrated Herbiary, The Illustrated Bestiary, and The Illustrated Crystallary, offers glimpses into the wisdom of the natural world and the wilds within ourselves — insights Toll contemplated during her year-long apprenticeship to a traditional healer in Ireland. When not reading books and “talking” to trees, stones, and her two dogs, she helps to run Herbiary, a multi-city natural wellness and sacred living store that she owns with her partner, Andrew. She teaches and blogs to an international following at