Fall is such an energizing, beautiful season of the year, as we move from summer to autumn and head into winter. I have a lot to share with you about November events, and a special sale for December shopping. If you don’t have time to read and want to go straight to savings, use shopping code “Dec2019” to get 20% off items at the Guinea Hog Books and Information Store from November 30 to December 31. You can request personalization and autographing on books ordered from this site. Email me for purchases of five or more items for a deeper discount.
Jeannette Beranger of The Livestock Conservancy came to Athens the weekend of November 15th for Heritage Days at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia UGA. Please consider joining this wonderful organization if you are not already a member. You can also give a one-time donation. The Heritage Days event had a wonderful turnout of community and lots of opportunities to talk about heritage livestock and the importance of conservation. There were live demonstrations all day. Jeannette showed off her Crèvecoeur hens, and Jan Southers spun wool while displaying two Gulf Coast Native ewes. Jensen Reserve was there, so Jeannette went home with some Meishan roasts and I got some Meishan bacon. After the event, we enjoyed some Guinea Hog charcuterie in town.
Mid-November also brought the announcement from Best Book Awards that I was one of four finalists for Animals/Pets: Narrative Non-Fiction. For this competition, there is only one winner for each category and four equally-rated finalists.
Three days after Jeannette returned home, my husband Jon and I took a road trip to Miami so I could participate in the Readers’ Favorite Awards and attend the Miami International Book Fair. Professional photos from the awards night are still forthcoming. Saving the Guinea Hogs was displayed at the Readers’ Favorite booth during the fair along with other winners. All proceeds of sales were donated to St. Jude’s Childrens’ Hospital.
I’m keeping my “In the News” updates as current as possible. You can see them here.
Thank you for reading this post. I am so grateful to all of you. I’m looking for some new reviews from those who have read the book but have not left a review quite yet. Reviews help people find the book and trust that it is a good read. Take a moment and do that, please. I’m also appreciative of blurbs I can include in future tweaks of the book that recommend it to other readers.
Enjoy your many celebrations!