Those of you who have perused my web site and blog know that I am keenly interested in animals and nature and how they relate to our belief in God.
I'm extremely excited today because I have finished the first draft and initial review of my first book, Honey, We Shoulda' Bought and Ark. While I still have much work to do, I hope to have all editing complete and several re-reads to make sure there is nothing that I left out of the copy, and then get it to the printer by mid-July at the latest. If all goes well and on schedule it should be ready for realize by October at the latest. I'll give more information as it develops on where it can be found and the other mundane bits of information
This book has been a labor of love and it's a culmination of my dream for many years to write a book. Since retiring from regular employment and devoting myself to my little homestead and my many animals(my wife is still working so I guess I'm now the house husband), writing gives me a feeling of fulfillment and joy. I particularly enjoy writing about animals and how they can teach us so much about our world.
I've had reasonable succcess writing for magazines, even dabbling in devotionals and memorials, and I decided after Thanksgiving now was the time to "get cracking" on a book. It will be a compilation of many true stories involving both our animals as well as those creatures in the wild who surround us. Mixing humor and sadness, stories will include situations with dogs, cats, horses, birds (both exotic and fowl), a ferret, fish, deer, raccoons, turkeys, possum, and even a snake. As you can see, lots of variety with lots of differing situations.
I'll keep you posted on this site as things progress and I hope you might consider it for a read. It is designed as a family-oriented book, possibly good for a parent to use as a reader when putting children to bed, but I will warn you. Being that it is about the natural order of animals, there might be a few situations where parents need to re-read a few parts. Remember, animals really care about our social morays; they have their own, although they are a bit different..
Now it's time to enjoy the beauty of the country on this Saturday. It's hot and humid with a few thunderstorms by afternoon but with lots of sunshine. A good time to lounge in my little pool after yard work is done.
Have a great weekend, forget your troubles, be happy and go with God.