Thursday, October 22, 2009

Buck Fever Count Down

Is there anything better than seeing the UPS guy walk up to your house with a box of books? The other day I was gifted this excitement when multiple copies of Buck Fever arrived. Yea! And yes, I did launch into a full out Snoopy dance (after the UPS guy drove away, of course).

I’m also happy to report that Buck has been getting some lovely reviews. Booklist said “…The quietness of nature and small-town life is wonderfully reflected in Willis’ patient and artful prose, and every hunting detail feels authentic, from the construction of deer blinds to the skinning of animals. An unusually sensitive and reflective boy-centric book.” More Snoopy dancing (never mind that I’m starting to get dizzy).

All of this fun is revving up because, in less than a week, Buck Fever will be making its debut. And, as part of its birthday celebration, I’m giving away copies of both Buck Fever and Dog Gone (Let’s not forget the dog just because the buck is in town, right?). Anyone who posts a comment on this blog or sends me an email at will be given a chance for a book. Oh, and I should mention that there is a link to a book trailer for Buck Fever also on my site. The contest officially kicks off on October 27th, the day Buck Fever is released, but why not start the party early?

So, I’m breaking out the confetti and starting to blow up balloons.


  1. Hey Cynthia,
    I saw BUCK FEVER on the shelf for sale at Mrs. Nelson's Book Store in La Verne, CA on Monday, October 19. Blah! I should have taken a picture of it for you. But it's there... nice and high.

    Huge Congratulations,


  2. That's awesome! Thank you so much for letting me know--love it. And thank you for the congrats. It's exciting when our books finally hit the streets, isn't it?
    Thanks again!

  3. Congratulations on the box of books! I've admired your covers on the blueboard for some time now.

    Please enter me for your drawing. My whole family would enjoy them. Thank you.

  4. Hi Vijaya,
    Consider yourself entered. Thank you and good luck! : )

  5. Congratulations Cynthia! My husband hunted as a boy, carefully taught the ways of the woods by his father. From the Booklist review it sounds like a book both of us could enjoy. So please, put my name in the hat!

  6. Thank you, Bish! Your name is in the hat. I hope you win a copy! Fingers crossed.

  7. Well, I don't need my name in the hat since I am lucky enough to have an ARC, but I wanted to add my congratulations!!

  8. Cynthia, do you mind if I nominated your book for The Book Report, a radio show I love to listen to on WOR?

  9. Hi Angie,
    Well thank you! No, I wouldn't mind at all if you nominated BUCK FEVER for The Book Report. In fact, I'd be honored. Again, thanks so much!!! : )