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  A Witness to the World's Most Awe-Inspiring Sights | The New York Times  
 
Leigh Ann Henion, 37, spent two years witnessing some of the world's most amazing natural sights, including the aurora borealis in the Arctic and Catatumbo lightning in Venezuela. The writer, who lives in Boone, NC, explores awe-seeking travel in her book, Phenomenal: A Hesitant Adventurer's Search for Wonder in the Natural World.
 
     
  Author Interview | The Book Club | Australian Broadcasting Corporation  
 
Leigh Ann Henion chats with us about writing Phenomenal, in which she combines her experiences as a parent with a panoramic tour of the world's most extraordinary natural wonders.
 
     
  The Sound of God | Canadian Broadcasting Corporation  
 
Leigh Ann Henion is a writer from North Carolina who has written a kind of Eat, Pray, Love—next generation. She's traveled the world to be in the presence of the phenomenal—natural happenings which evoke unbridled wonder...In Hawai‘i, she studied the phenomenon of infrasound, low frequency sounds created by volcanoes.
 
     
  How to Reclaim Your Sense of Wonder | Wisconsin Public Radio  
 
Leigh Ann Henion was a young mother when she felt her world closing in. So she did something unconventional: she set off on a wonder pilgrimage to see some of the world's most astonishing natural phenomena. She tells us about juggling motherhood with...standing at the edge of active volcanoes and witnessing vast animal migrations.
 
     
  Awe & Awareness | Psychology Today  
 
Author Leigh Ann Henion on how to cultivate a sense of wonder wherever you are.
 
     
  A Phenomenal Search for Wonder | SIERRA Magazine  
 
Phenomenal...takes her to a bioluminescent bay in Puerto Rico, a lake in Venezuela where lightning storms rage nightly, lava-spewing volcanoes in Hawaii, and other sites where some of nature's most incredible mysteries play out.
 
     
  Understand Yourself | The News & Observer  
 
Self-awareness can be enhanced greatly if we make time to work on it...for a starting place, try Phenomenal.
 
     
  Spring Okra Picks | Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance  
 
Southern Independent Booksellers have just picked a fresh crop of Okra—the 2015 Spring Okra Picks, the best southern lit, fresh off the fine.
 
     
  Henion awarded N.C. Arts Council Fellowship  
  "Leigh Ann Henion, a lecturer in Appalachian State University's Department of English and Watauga Global Community's Writing in the Field program, has received a $10,000 N.C. Arts Council Fellowship to support work on her first book."
 

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