About Mara, the Author Author, Conservationist, Mother, Teacher, Surfer, Photographer...

Author, Mara Uman Hixon of Melbourne Beach, Florida

Mara Uman Hixon
PO Box 510473
Melb Beach, FL 32951

email Mara

Book Signings!
Thursday, June 16
4:00 to 7:00 pm
Sea Turtle Preservation
111 South Miramar Ave
Indialantic, FL
(321) 676-1701

Saturday, July 23
Shells and Things
3119 Ocean Dr
Vero Beach, FL
(772) 234-4790

Don't miss it! They'll also be doing a turtle release which will be quite the site to see.


Mara's adoration for the ocean and all of its creatures was born from her years growing up along the Florida coastline, affording her a front row seat to yearly sea turtle nesting and hatching. As a parent, animal lover, conservationist and educator, Mara Uman Hixon blends her passions and helps make a difference one book at a time. A portion of all book sale proceeds go to support the heroic efforts of the Sea Turtle Preservation Society.

"I do this because I love all the ocean's creatures. Some urgently need our help right now, and this is how I feel I can best support their cause. Education is key."

Mara received a degree in Anthropology from the University of Florida and went on to teach secondary school math and science for many years. She is passionate about parenting, the environment, animal welfare, art and surfing.

"It's important for our children to see and understand how each and every creature is a valuable piece of the ecological puzzle at large."

"If we can inspire children at an early age, just imagine what they can accomplish in a lifetime!"

Learn how you can help the sea turtles and their marine friends even if you don't live by the ocean. These organizations work hard to preserve our habitat, keep our oceans clean and give us a helping hand when we need it.

Caribbean Conservation Corporation
Works to ensure the survival of sea turtles within the Wider Caribbean basin and Atlantic through research, education, training, advocacy and protection of the natural habitats upon which they depend.

Sea Turtle Preservation Society
The society's goal is to help maintain the current sea turtle population and to prevent a potentially irreversible decline in that population

The Narture Conservency
The Nature Conservancy protects Earth's most important natural places — for you and future generations — through great science and smart partnerships.

Florida Wildlife Federation
The "Goal" of the Federation is to be the leader in promoting, through education and political action, the conservation, restoration, sound management, and wise and ethical use of Florida's natural resources, to the end that present and future Floridians may live, work and pursue traditional outdoor activities in an outstanding natural environment.

Florida Marine Turtle Program
FWC helps to protect and conserve marine turtles and their habitat through the Division of Habitat and Species Conservation - Imperiled Species Management Section (ISM), the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI) and the the Division of Law Enforcement (LE).

Mara Uman Hixon at Progressive Communications

Mara at Progressive Communications, reviewing proofs for her latest book.

Mara Uman Hixon at a book signing in Florida

Mara at a book signing with fans.

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