Thursday, October 28, 2010

hot off the press!

My advanced copy of Chick Days came in, and what a rush to hold in your hands the finished product of many months of work! Chick Days is a beginner's guide to raising birds, filled with stories, music, and photographs of Cold Antler as well as three special chicks in Williamstown, Massachusetts. The real hero of this book is Mars, the photographer, his work is enchanting and made this how-to book something else. It comes out in late December/January and you can pre-order it from your local indie store, just ask the people at the front desk. They know what is up.

The revolution will be molting!


Blogger Anke said...

I will definitely pre-order this book. Just a few days ago I finished reading 'made from scratch' and I LOVED it!

October 28, 2010 at 7:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't wait...I dig your writing!

October 28, 2010 at 7:26 AM  
Blogger Jackie said...

What breed is the chicken in the photo? The white one with the black and white ruff feathers. We definately need a couple of them for our pet flock.

October 28, 2010 at 8:29 AM  
Blogger treehuggers kitchen said...

Yay!! Congrats Jenna!

October 28, 2010 at 8:38 AM  
Blogger Patsy said...

Love the cover! And yep, there is your name. You should be proud.

October 28, 2010 at 8:48 AM  
Blogger Robyn M. said...

Dag-nabit! Where was this book 7 weeks ago?! (Which is, incidentally, the age of my new chicks.) Definitely pre-ordering this one.

October 28, 2010 at 8:53 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

That is Winthrop, who is in this book as well as hens, ducks, the geese, Maude, and Sal!

Winthrop is a Light Brahma roo

October 28, 2010 at 8:55 AM  
Blogger twistie said...

how cool is that Jenna!!

Jackie, it looks to be a Light Brahma rooster.

October 28, 2010 at 8:59 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

Gotta get me one of these...chickens coming this spring! Plus, I love your writing style- your work is awesome!

October 28, 2010 at 9:28 AM  
Blogger Why's woman said...

Dear Jenna,

Congratulations on the book. Books are always a huge amount of work, and I hope sales take it to best-seller.

With respect, would you mention that it it possible to 'pre-order' a book at any independently owned retail bookstore? Such stores have access to publishing schedules and availability lists. Also, staff usually the time and cheerfulness to have a conversation with people who are interested enough in this topic to want to pre-order; we love talking about neat stuff like this!

It's pretty obvious that I work at an independent, isn't it?

Thanks for your blog. It keeps me inspired. Best personal regards,


October 28, 2010 at 9:36 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

Maureen, you are dead right. I updated the post!

October 28, 2010 at 9:38 AM  
Blogger katiegirl said...


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Blogger Sense of Home said...



October 28, 2010 at 9:53 AM  
Blogger Melanie J. said...

Congratulations! It looks great, and I'm looking forward to reading it and someday applying it to my life :)

October 28, 2010 at 10:19 AM  
Blogger Harpy 101 said...

I pre-ordered this on Amazon forever ago it seems...*salivates for book*...

October 28, 2010 at 10:21 AM  
Blogger Maria said...

Amazing, congratulations! I never cease to be amazed at all the work you do *outside* of your 9-to-5 (or 8-to-5) work day.

October 28, 2010 at 10:46 AM  
Blogger Anthony said...

Hi Jenna,

I'd like to contact you about some research I'm doing on rural bloggers, but I can't seem to find an email address anywhere. Would you contacting me so that I can ask a few questions?

Thank you,

October 28, 2010 at 11:26 AM  
Blogger Duck said...

EEEEEE! Look at those little dinosaurs on the cover! :D

Winthrop is, as always, looking good too.

Glad you have the time and dedication to publish books for us newbies out there! Thanks Jenna.

October 28, 2010 at 11:28 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

thanks everyone!

Anthony: email me at

October 28, 2010 at 11:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats, and I'm really looking forward to this!

October 28, 2010 at 11:33 AM  
Blogger Meredith A said...

congratulations! what an accomplishment.

i barely find the time to read books anymore let alone write them!

October 28, 2010 at 11:58 AM  
Blogger Cassandra said...


October 28, 2010 at 11:59 AM  
Blogger leafonatree said...

Awesome!! Congrats!! I look forward to reading it.

October 28, 2010 at 2:10 PM  
Blogger Diane said...

It would be cool if you could do some book signings in the area! The Book House in Stuyvesant Plaza hosts some, and Borders in Saratoga does, too.

October 28, 2010 at 9:04 PM  
Blogger LadyA said...

Jenna, if we order direct from you do you get to keep more of the $$? All due respect to indie booksellers, who's stores I could practically live in ;) There are some blogging authors who love it when you order direct. Just wondering.

October 28, 2010 at 11:02 PM  
Blogger Andy said...

Excellent!!! I can't wait until January.

October 29, 2010 at 3:56 PM  

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