Iris writes nonfiction of all types – personal essays, memoir, profiles, and journalism – and posts regularly to her blog about writing and spiritual matters.

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Her first book, Hands at Work, a collaboration with photographer Summer Moon Scriver, is available through independent booksellers such as Lopez Bookshop and Darvill’s Bookstore; directly from the author; or from Amazon.com.


Her second book, BOUNTY: Lopez Island Farmers, Food, and Community, was released in October 2016.  This 124-page book combines photographs, profiles, and recipes to present an intimate, behind-the-scenes view of what it takes to bring food from earth to table on Lopez Island, WA. Iris collaborated with Lopez Island photographers Steve Horn, Summer Moon Scriver, and Robert S. Harrison, and Lopez chef, Kim Bast. BOUNTY  is available at Lopez Bookshop.



Iris’s third book, the memoir Hiking Naked: A Quaker Woman’s Search for Balancewas published by Homebound Publications in 2017. Hiking Naked is a blend of Cheryl Strayed’s Wild and Henry David Thoreau’s Walden that chronicles Iris’s spiritual search for meaningful work.

Hiking Naked is available wherever books are sold.


FOURTH BOOK coming in March 2022!

Watch for Iris’s fourth book, Writer in a Life Vest: Essays From the Salish Sea, is forthcoming from Homebound Publications in March 2022.

After nearly thirty years living in the Salish Sea’s San Juan Archipelago, Iris Graville was compelled to write about its lattice of beauty, wildness, fragility, and interdependence. In 2018-19, Iris served as the Washington State Ferries’ (WSF) first Writer-in-Residence on the “Interisland” route, traveling only among Lopez, Shaw, San Juan, and Orcas islands. As a result, this storytelling lover of the Salish Sea offers Writer in a Life Vest, thirty-six essays that explore climate change and endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales, while leading readers to ask questions and find resilience, inspiration, and hope.

Available for pre-order at Homebound Publications.