Social Media, Speaking and Podcasts, Publications and Books

Social Media

Facebook post by India Wood with 97 comments and 9 shares

Create Facebook posts about my nature adventures which attract as many as 100 comments and multiple shares. Developed six websites using WordPress. Earlier in my career I managed development of a popular astronomy website, Sky & Telescope.

Magazine Articles

  • “Going Diagonal”, feature article in Colorado Life magazine, May-June 2022

Public Speaking and Podcasts

  • Speaker at local Rotary Clubs, “Views from the Colorado Beeline”, 2021
  • Backpacker Radio podcast #84, “India Wood on Her Colorado Transect Hike”, 2020
  • Colorado Mountain Club, “Planning a Transect Hike” online presentation, 2020
  • Denver Museum of Nature and Science (DMNS), online presentation to 200 DMNS volunteers and staff, 2020
  • Dinosaur Ridge Girl Scouts Day presenter, 350 attendees, 2018
  • NPR affiliate podcast The Girl Who Dug up Dinosaurs, 2016
  • Keynote speaker and awards presenter at national trade shows 2003-2016 for International Art Materials Association, TNNA, URA
  • Boston University School of Management, guest lecturer in marketing, 2000, 2001
  • Amateur Telescope Makers of Boston astronomy events for schoolchildren 2000–2002
  • Fountain Valley School commencement speaker, 1997


India hiking road in central Colorado

Going Diagonal: Hiking My Own Path across a Right-Angled America

I have completed the first draft of a travel memoir about my 732-mile backpacking journey across Colorado from the southeast to northwest corners in 2020, a year of divisiveness. I refused the national structure of right angles, of driving north, south, east, or west, and instead mapped my own trail northwest through ranches and on roads. I wandered across geographies our culture enforces as separate: liberal or conservative, rancher or conservationist, urban or rural, public land or private. A bear considered my tent a buffet. Trails on maps did not exist. A farmer stole my water cache. But always, new friends helped me along my journey.

India with pickaxe, 1979, age 12

The Dinosaur’s Daughter

I am seeking a literary agent for this complete 88,000-word coming-of-age memoir as an unparented teenager who digs up a dinosaur on a friend’s Colorado ranch. The fossilized bones are both a possible museum display and ticket to the profession of paleontology, but I wanted more than that.

Hold on to What Is Good: The Selected Poems of Nancy Wood

As my mother’s literary trustee I selected the poems and wrote the bio for this posthumous collection of 73 poems. Nancy’s eight poetry books sold more than 200,000 copies worldwide. In 2022 I managed the publication of the book, including working with a professional designer and planning promotions on Amazon.

Business Reports

NAMTA Artists and Art Materials market summary 2015

I produced 15 industry studies published by F&W Media, Interweave Press, and  trade associations. As the president of Hart Business Research from 2003 through 2016 I conducted surveys and interviews, analyzed data, wrote reports, and subcontracted editors and graphic designers. Developed publication launch plans that included events, social media, web pages, e-newsletters, and print mail. Studies consisted of professionally-designed and edited market summaries, consumer and retailer survey reports, e-news articles, and web pages.

  • NAMTA Artists & Art Materials Study 2015, 2012, 2009; International Art Materials Trade Association (NAMTA)
  • The State of Specialty NeedleArts 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, 2005; The National NeedleArts Association (TNNA)
  • Sewing in America 2016, 2006; F+W Media
  • Scrubs Market Study 2014, Uniform Retailers Association
  • Interweave Creative Markets 2011, Interweave Press
  • Craft Artists, Income, and the U.S. Economy 2011, Craft Artist Development Association
  • The Stamp Collector Survey 2007, American Philatelic Society
  • The State of Beading in the USA 2004, Interweave Press
  • Two articles in Yarn Market News magazine
  • Seven articles and series of 25 market insights for NAMTA e-News, 2009–2013
  • Series of 25 market insights for TNNA e-News, 2016