Announcing: A book contract!

I am happy to announce that my book, Kissed by a Fox: And Other Stories of Friendship in Nature, will be published by Counterpoint Press (Berkeley, CA) in 2012! Counterpoint has a distinguished record of publishing the highest quality books on ecological themes, and I’m thrilled to be working with them.

I’ll be in writing retreat this summer—at home, where I can gaze out my office window at the foothills at the edge of Boulder. Right now the window is open, and I can hear the house wren trilling his morning song, which he broadcasts from a circle of trees nonstop during nesting season from 5:00 a.m. until 10:00 or so. A spotted towhee has forsaken scratching in the ground to perch on a high branch and announce that he too has a family. The bird feeder below the window hosts its daily dinner party of house finches, nuthatches, and chickadees. Bodhi lounges across the room, his tail wagging in sleep, waiting for the sunlit patch from the skylight to creep across the floor and catch up with him.

This is all the retreat I need.

In the weeks to come, I will be posting a chapter from the book for everyone to download. Stay tuned for the preview!

Thanks to my agent, Kristina Holmes of the Ebeling Agency, for some fantastic communicating and for landing the book at exactly the right home.

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7 Responses to Announcing: A book contract!

  1. Congratulations!

  2. Annette says:May 9, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    Congratulations Priscilla! You are an inspiring writer and I look forward to purchasing and owning your book!

  3. Lauren says:May 10, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    Congratulations Priscilla!!!! You’re an inspiration! 🙂

  4. Priscilla,

    I couldn’t be happier for you! It is so good to have this kind of writing being published and, in particular, your writing.

    Ah, the title makes me wince a little right now, though. You see, earlier this month I walked out onto my back deck to find a very dead,torn apart fox in my backyard. I consider fox to be an ally and it was most troubling. No doubt coyote kill. But it was not fresh. Some critter dragged it into my quiet backyard–where the fairies roam and devas keep things interesting. So I’m mourning a fox I didn’t know but love just the same.

    Melanie Mulhall

    • Priscilla Stuckey, PhD says:June 1, 2011 at 12:21 pm

      Thanks, Melanie! Yes, it’s always hard to see friends die. This business of the Great Feast–it’s probably not how I would have arranged things. We are all feast for one another, and this makes not just for delight and pleasure but also for heartbreak. At the very least, wincing. One dies so another can live–what a mystery.

  5. I’m so excited for you (and those of us who’ll get to read your fabulous book) that I can hardly stand it! Congratulations, and keep us posted on the book’s progress.

    • Priscilla Stuckey, PhD says:June 1, 2011 at 12:13 pm

      Thanks, Gail! You’ve had a sneak preview of a few sections. I’m looking forward to posting a chapter on this blog. Stay tuned! It should happen fairly soon.