My new book, The Urban Bestiary, hits shelves today. I look forward to seeing its pretty, sky-blue cover tracking its way into the world, and into your hands. Every one of you has my never-ending gratitude for your support during the writing and release of this book. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Now let’s celebrate!
The Official Seattle Book Launch will take place at the storied Elliott Bay Book Company next Wednesday, Setpember 25th at 7 p.m. I’ll show slides of all the great urban wildlife photos y’all submitted, read a little, talk a little, and I can’t wait to hear your urban-wild stories. Of course I’ll be signing books. Bring everyone you know. There will be cake!!!
Portlandians: I will be at Powell’s Burnside location the next night, Thursday, September 26th at 7:30 p.m. Bring your friends! I can’t carry a cake on the train, but I promise there will be a celebratory spirit. And if you read The Tangled Nest or are part of my Facebook community, please say hello. I can’t wait to meet you.
There’s a nice summary in this new review:
Publisher’s Weekly starred review: In this sparkling follow-up to Crow Planet, Haupt returns to the urban wilds, this time familiarizing the reader with the wildlife ecology within their own backyards…Packed with information yet conversational in style, this nature memoir invites backyard birdwatchers and amateur naturalists to take a moment to be still, observant, and to discover that the wild world really does extend into our own lives, and even still today, we are too a part of that wild.
And finally, thank you to everyone who shared their wonderful urban wildlife photos–I love them all. My daughter drew a name at random from all who submitted. And the winner of a book is… Cordelia Naumann.