In addition to keeping chickens, I also write about them. Currently, I have two chicken books in publication – Happy’s Journal – Daily Reflections of a Backyard Chicken, and The Quickie Book of Chicken Names. Both books are available online at Amazon.com and for order through other major and local bookstores. (If you’d like to place an order now, I’ve included the Amazon links for each book under its picture.)
Working on Happy’s Journal was a joy! Yes, there really is a Happy. She is a Blue Splash Marans and a true sweetheart. There is also a real Sawyer, Peaches, Wilma, and Charlotte. Actually, every chicken mentioned in the book is real. The ladies have become quite famous, but fame has not at all gone to their heads. They are still content to chase each other around the lawn over a coveted worm until someone gets tackled.
The Quickie Book of Chicken Names was a project I wanted to do for some time. It’s a reference book of names suitable for chickens. I know. Right? Check out the Amazon link for more info. It’s fast, it’s fun, it’s easy, and it’s under $10! Nothing wrong with that!
What am I working on now? Oh, thank you for asking. I am in the editing phase of a children’s book about… what else – chickens. It will be ready for publication later this year. There is a second edition of Happy’s Journal that is nearly ready to go. I’ll keep you posted on details as we get closer to a release date. Other projects, non-chicken related, include an expanded edition of my first book, Moonlight Lemonade – a collection of humorous life stories. Then there is a fun picture book geared for kindergarteners and first graders called, Frank and Sausage. It’s about two dachshunds who follow their nose and end up at the ballpark. My long-term goal is to write a historic novel based on characters from my family tree. I love sneaking off to libraries and town halls all over New England to research what I need. Every so often, a particular chicken with a love of books and a thirst for adventure, stows away in my tote bag. Any guesses who she is? There. I gave you a clue.
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Kathie Grover-Miller – backyard chicken keeper