City Birds Country Birds

So, I have a second book out.

It's called City Birds/Country Birds and it helps you attract birds no matter where you live, whether it's out in a remote area like Mr. Neil or in a metro area like me. Cardinal Corner has offered to have the book release party and signing--I'll be at both stores (and will bring Cinnamon too) August 23, 2008.

Book Signing Times:

August 23, 2008:
Cardinal Corner in West St. Paul Store (651-455-6556) 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Cardinal Corner in Newport (651-459-3880) 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

I haven't really talked about this book as much and I've been trying to figure out why. I think for one thing, I'm nervous. With my first book, Disapproving Rabbits, I really didn't have anything invested in it. It was a happy accident--or winning the Internet lottery. We had the site up for fun, Harper Collins emailed and bada bing, bada boom, it's a book. I am so grateful that so many people enjoy the book and the website, but it is not my passion the way birds are my passion. It's one thing to tell your peers you have a humor book out about rabbits, quite another that you have an actual bird book out that they could knowledgeably critique.

I did feel some relief when I was at the American Birding Association Convention a few weeks ago and they people who run the book store said that they plan on carrying it in their catalog (whew) and last week while out celebrating my birthday, Non Birding Bill and I found it at Magers and Quinn--which I felt a personal victory because they never carried Disapproving Rabbits. I also showed it to the banding crew at Carpenter and got the best compliment from the senior banders: "You did good."