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Book of the Week from Acres U.S.A.

Acres U.S.A., the Voice of Eco-Agriculture, is a publisher that produces magazines, books, and events geared to help sustainable farmers. They have an online bookstore that sells their own books plus quality farm books that are published elsewhere, like mine. I’ve been shopping with them for years. This week the marketing department at Acres U.S.A. will be focusing on my first book, Saving the Guinea Hogs. Check out this link for an author interview, an…

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Saving the Guinea Hogs now available in Three Formats

Summary Saving the Guinea Hogs: The Recovery of an American Homestead Breed by Cathy R. Payne, is now available in E-book, softcover, and hardcover editions. I am considering adding an audio book and a large print edition at some point in the future. Leave a comment if you prefer one or both of those options. The book tells the story of the Guinea Hog — a small, black, hairy, sturdy, and gentle breed kept in…

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Launch Day is Here!

This book has been a long time coming—after over five years of interviews, pouring over archival data, recording and transcribing, intensive internet searches, seeking contact information on possible sources, and slowly but surely piecing it all together in a coherent story. The print books are still about a month away from readiness, as I work with an interior book designer and an indexer to put the finishing touches on them. The e-book is live today,…

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Books coming Soon!

An updated on the long-awaited first book exclusively devoted to the American Guinea Hog! This book is based on over five years of intensive research. It covers the history of the hogs as remembered by men who grew up in the 40s, 50s, and 60s; factors that almost led to their extinction in the 90s; the early organizations that worked to protect the breed in the 80s and 90s; the formation of the AGHA in…

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Saving the Guinea Hogs: The Recovery of an American Homestead Hog

It’s been a while since I posted anything. For that, I apologize. However, I have been writing in my Scrivener manuscript program, not on this blog. Writing, writing, writing! The title above is the new title of my book. I loved my working title, but this one was chosen by votes from both pig breeders and general readers. It was pointed out that the title should let readers know, when scanning book shelves, what the…

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