As many of you already know, I am a ruffed grouse fanatic and love the excellent literature on grouse and grouse hunting. My favorite grouse hunting authors are Burton Spiller, Grampa Grouse, and George King, but there are so many others that have written wonderful books on the subject.
For a long time, I have hoped to contribute something worthwhile to this wonderful sporting and literary tradition. I’m excited to announce that my book, Idaho Ruffed Grouse Hunting: The Heartbeat of the Woods, will soon be published by The History Press, August 13, 2018, to be precise.
I started this project over five years ago. There have been a few set backs along the way in getting it published but, as the saying goes, perseverance pays off. The foreword was written by Mathew Soberg, the Editor of the Ruffed Grouse Society Magazine. The book contains thirty-six chapters with essays on ruffed grouse and stories on ruffed grouse hunting in Idaho that are illustrated with numerous black and white and color photos and also artwork by renowned artists, Eldridge Hardie, Bob White, Ross B. Young, Peter Corbin, and up-and-comers, Jason S. Dowd and M.R. Thompson. I especially love the cover, Chance for a Double-Ruffed Grouse by Eldridge Hardie. I am humbled and honored to team up with these great men and I hope that my writing lives up to their talent. I even contributed one meager drawing–a picture for the chapter, “Rip Van Winkle Was a Grouse Hunter.” The book will be published as a softback, but should be very well-made and beautiful to look at.
Since I first announced the book on social media, many have asked me how they can preorder a copy. You can already preorder the book on amazon.com for $23.99.
For those interested in signed copies, however, I have decided to do a preorder of the book myself. The number of books I order will be strictly based upon the number of preorders I receive. The cost of the book plus shipping and handling will be $29.00 ($23.99 plus $5.01 shipping and handling).
If you are interested, please pay $29.00 through my PayPal Account at firstname.lastname@example.org and make sure and leave your address. I hope you love it!
Thanks in advance for your interest and for your ongoing support for the blog!