Friday, December 10, 2010

Reminiscing, a Contest, AND an Event

Deer season is here again. Where I live, trucks are parked in the middle of fields and pushed up along the sides of roads. I’ve passed more than one person pulling on a florescent orange vest over a camouflage jacket. This takes me back to when I was immersed in research--interviewing hunters, expanding my knowledge of deer, and deepening my understanding of all the issues that surround hunting and deer hunting in particular.

It’s hard to believe that it’s been a year since BUCK FEVER came out into the world. A year full of wonderful interviews, school visits, and bookstore events. In the interviews as well as at the functions, I’m often asked the same question: How did you come up with the idea for BUCK FEVER? I love this question. It gives me the opportunity to talk about how the many different viewpoints about deer hunting inspired the premise of the story. Because I found all of these perspectives fascinating, the story was born. So, happy belated birthday, BUCK FEVER.

Speaking of happy, I am thrilled to share that there is a contest going on at If you or someone you know would you like to win a signed copy of DOG GONE or BUCK FEVER, head on over to Linda Benson’s blog.

Also, authors (including me) from the KidLit Authors Club will be in the Exton, Pennsylvania Borders Express this coming Sunday, December 12th, from 1 pm until 3pm. Come on by! We'd love to see you!

Good luck, happy reading to all, and to all a good night!


  1. Isn't research fun? I spent hours yesterday learning about Copernicus and Galileo. Tell me who has a better job than us?

  2. I agree, Tess--the research is fun. Copernicus and Galileo. . . sounds like your research is really interesting.

  3. Happy belated b-day Buck Fever!

    I love research too! :0)

  4. Thanks! I guess it's a good thing that most of us enjoy the research, right? *smiles*

  5. It would be great to see you in person, but Penn is far away from Calgary Alberta! *sniffle*

    Happy belated, BUCK FEVER!

    Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

  6. It would be great to meet in person, Angela! Some day, maybe. : ) Thanks for stopping by and for the b-day wish to BUCK (where did the year go?).