FRIENDS: “The Backyard Parables” (my third book) is officially out! Thanks for all your support on the way to the starting line–because actually, that’s what publication day is. It’s not a finish line, but the start of the process of bringing a book to readers. Oh, dear, that means miles to go before I sleep; send vitamins! If you can’t send vitamins, perhaps join me in a little jumping up and down and shouting “hooray” about what has been called “a blessing” by “Eat, Pray, Love” author Liz Gilbert, and “a love story” by “The Vegetarian Epicure” author Anna Thomas, among other early, tender feedback. The book has already been featured in places from “People” magazine to “Good Housekeeping” and “The New York Times.”
get your own copy now
WANT TO ORDER a copy of “The Backyard Parables”? Some places you can do just that, now that it’s finally a real, live book:
IF EACH OF YOU who visits here to harvest some of my “horticultural how-to and woo-woo” this month bought a book, you’d have conspired to create a giant hit!
(And I could blog fulltime, and stop answering my accountant’s five-years-running questions about “Now how are you going to monetize this crazy website of yours, Margaret?”)
Tee hee, but back to being serious for a second:
I LOVE THIS NEW BOOK with all my heart. I’m so proud that it’s out in the world (and I even shot the cover photo!). And most of all: I hope you will have the chance to read it yourself before too long–whether in hardcover, e-book or audiobook. Further enticement follows (or just start reading the preface right now by downloading this pdf).
my previous books
I HAVE WRITTEN two previous books–one, in 1998, that this website was then named for a decade later, and another (in 2011) about my decision to leave my city fast-lane life and move to my rural garden fulltime. “A Way to Garden” (the book) is a collector’s item now (you can find it at used bookshops sometimes, or used on Amazon or Alibris [dot] com). You can purchase “And I Shall Have Some Peace There” at any bookseller, including Amazon (affiliate link). I offer gift-wrapped, signed copies of the two most recent ones here.