Kate Coleman is the author of The Secret Wars of Judi Bari: A Car Bomb, the Fight for the Redwoods, and the End of Earth First! published in 2005 by Encounter Books, a non-profit publisher with a neocon agenda, funded by the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, the John M. Olin Foundation, and other well-known right-wing funders. Neocon Peter Collier was then publisher at Encounter Books.
Coleman has publicly stated, and told San Francisco Chronicle reporter Edward Guthmann, that Collier solicited her to write the Bari book, and paid her an advance, after she had an article critical of Bari published in the Anderson Valley Advertiser (AVA), a Mendocino County California weekly newspaper whose editor and publisher Bruce Anderson (editor) carried on a long and infamous vendetta against Bari.
In February 2005 Bill Berkowitz wrote of Coleman's book that "Given Encounter Books' anti-progressive bent and anti-environmental mission and record, one can't help but wonder whether journalistic standards were plowed aside in the rush to publish a pre-emptive strike against environmentalists." 
Other SourceWatch resources
- Kelpie Wilson, "Judi Bari Survives Character Assassination" review of Coleman book (PDF file)
- Bill Berkowitz, "Mangled History: Kate Coleman and Encounter Books' not so secret take down of Judi Bari, Earth First!, and the 'dead-enders' of the environmental movement", MediaTransparency, February 17, 2005.
- ColemanHoax.com, Right Wing Attacks Judi Bari, Web site debunking Kate Coleman's book "The Secret Wars of Judi Bari: A Car Bomb, the Fight for the Redwoods, and the End of Earth First!
- FOJB.org, Friends of Judi Bari, Web site defending Bari from character assassination.