Tucson Festival of Books

Arthur Hayne Mitchell

Katharine Mitchell

Arthur Hayne Mitchell is a conservation ecologist, author, conscious aging advocate, and certified professional coach focusing on leadership, retirement, career transition, vision and goal setting, action planning, psycho-spiritual integration, including entheogenic microdosing, and engagement with community and global activism. Art has worked for over 40 years in 18 countries, primarily in Southeast and South Asia but also East Africa and the Caribbean, leading projects on biodiversity, tropical rainforest, coastal and marine conservation management, as well as nature-based solutions and adaptation to climate change. He is author and co-author of several books, including his most recent, “Grateful, Not Dead: Rewire, Not Retire. Re-fire Your Purpose,” “Colonel Roosevelt and the White House Gang” (revised and to be republished by Morgan James in 2023 with a different title), and “An Acceptable Warrior,” a novel set in France and Belgium at the end of WWI. Art is a Conscious Aging workshop facilitator and organizes two Meetups: Elders Action Network Arizona Chapter (coordinates with Third Act) and Entheogenic Elders of Southern Arizona. He is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley (zoology) and Yale University (Ph.D. in biological anthropology-primatology and conservation biology). He lives in the Sonoran Desert in western Tucson, Arizona.

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Grateful, Not Dead
Rewire, Not Retire. Re-Fire Your Purpose
Morgan James Publishing
May 2020
ISBN 9781642796629
294 pages

Colonel Roosevelt and the White House Gang
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Balboa Press
July 2016
ISBN 9781504360760
278 pages