by Cathy R. Payne
I’m so excited about the positive attention I’m receiving for the Guinea Hogs, their stories, their history, and for the opportunity to help people learn about the plight of heritage breeds around the globe. It’s been so exciting!
On September 1, Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews and Awards Contest announced their winners for 2019. I’m proud to announce that Saving the Guinea Hogs took Silver Medal honors in the Non-fiction-Animals category. It will be featured in the Miami International Book Fair, the largest book fair in America, on November 22, 23, and 24.
Be sure to check out the Mother Earth News and Friends Podcast on Thursday, September 12. That is when Charlotte Brunin expects to release the Heritage Pigs episode that Jeannette Beranger and I recorded in April at the Mother Earth News Fair in Asheville, North Carolina. The three of us had a lively discussion.
I’ll be seeing Jeannette again on November 16th here in Athens for the Heritage Days Fall Festival. Many of my friends will be spinning, weaving, and doing other demonstrations, Aura Morris of SisterFox Farm will bring some young Guinea Hogs out of BRP Ma Rainey and SWF Big Bill Broonzy’s last litter, and Jeannette will be speaking about heritage livestock breeds. I’ll be signing books and answering questions. It should be lots of fun!
I want to thank those of you who have left and online review for Saving the Guinea Hogs. There are so many places you can do this, including Acres, USA, Readers Favorite Book Reviews above, on Amazon, at Barnes & Noble, or your favorite book discussion site. So if you’ve been meaning to leave your review on one or more of these sites, please consider doing it today! I am grateful for each one!
I’ve been receiving many tips and updates regarding historic details that were missing from my first book because I was unable to track them down by March. With the help of several readers, I have more interviews pending and more archival articles recently released by Google to read, organize, and synthesize. Thanks to these sleuthing efforts I hope to have an update or sequel to Saving the Guinea Hogs penned before the end of the year. This will be great fun! Stay tuned!
Feel free to direct your friends to my aerio book store or the online store at www.guineahogbooks.com. Word of mouth, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook are a few ways to spread the good work. Thanks so much!