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.