Book Tour!

You know it's been a busy week when a friend leaves a message on your phone congratulating you on the launch day for your book -- and I had forgotten all about it! I was busy working in the garden all day yesterday and I never even got on the computer and never realized that it was the official release day of my book!

So now the book is available everywhere, including Walmart, Costco, and bookstores in the West and Amazon. And I've added several stops on my book tour, with more to be announced soon. I had a great time at the LDS Booksellers Convention this past week, first speaking to buyers from all over the world at my publisher's convention dinner, and then again at the Meet-and-Mingle two days later. TERRIFYING to have to talk to so many buyers and answer questions and see how competitive the world of bookselling is. I tried to charm them all. My publisher tells me that we were a success, with lots of orders for my book!

So, run and don't walk and get a copy of my book! If you want a signed copy, leave a comment with your email address. $17 plus $3 shipping. :)

Now, you may be asking, what the heck does the photo have to do with all this? Nothing. It is a photo of our yard, and I liked it. So!

My chickens are interviewed. For real.

So, my chickens are famous.

The strangest things have been happening to me since I wrote my book. I've had more than 100 people come and tour my garden -- and that was even before the book came out (obviously. It doesn't come out until next week.) We've done some filming in the garden. And lots of people have taken a lot of pictures. And now my chickens have been interviewed. On camera. Secretly. (I'm not sure why the interview was kept a secret from me. It's now like I would have protested. Perhaps the intrepid agri-journalist Janiel Miller wanted to get the chickens unvarnished opinions of me.)

Janiel and her Gnome Crew came and taped interviews with my wife and I in the garden, and part one of the interview is now on their blog. Just seeing the chickens interviewed it worth it. And me talk about exploding eggs and Egyptian walking onions. Enjoy!