A Medal for Saving the Guinea Hogs!

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…

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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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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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