Violet Snow Media

Words, music, and images by Violet Snow


Violet Snow is a freelance journalist, fiction writer, and memoirist. 


Her post in the New YorkTimes "Disunion" blog concerns her ancestor's Civil War diaryShe writes for the Woodstock Times in upstate New York and other periodicals, including Civil War TimesEnergy Times, Upstate House, and others.

Areas of special interest include:

  • family history and genealogy
  • environmental issues, especially alternative energy and climate change;
  • nature, including plant and tree identification, wild edibles, animal tracking and primitive skills.

She is currently working on a book entitled News of My Ancestors, based on her great-great-grandfather's Civil War diary and other family artifacts. Read about her research at her blog, News of My Ancestors.  

Violet was awarded a fellowship by the Institute for Journalism and Natural Resources in 2009.

View Violet's detailed resume.



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