Bonnie Henderson


Bonnie Henderson is author of the critically acclaimed The Next Tsunami: Living on a Restless Coast (Oregon State University Press: 2014). Her 2008 book, Strand: An Odyssey of Pacific Ocean Debris (OSU Press)was listed as a Best Book of 2008 by the Seattle Times and was a finalist for the 2009 Oregon Book Awards.


She is also the author of two popular hiking guidebooks from Mountaineers Books: Best Hikes with Kids: Oregon (new edition 2018 with co-author Zach Urness) and Day Hiking: Oregon Coast (new edition 2015).


Her varied journalism career has included newspaper and magazine writing and editing (she is a former Sunset magazine editor), health care communications, and researching and writing interpretive signage for parks and wildlife refuges. Today she is primarily focused on exploring the intersection of the natural world and the human experience close to home. She was the recipient of a writing fellowship residency at Playa. Bonnie serves as communications coordinator for North Coast Land Conservancy. When she is not on the coast, she is at home in Eugene, Oregon.


Recent work