This is a series of exciting true to life nature tales emphasizing animal and bird interaction and communications with humans. The tales start with a short poem about Chickadees and end with a poetic tour through the Costa Rican jungle. The book opens with a prologue relating how I became fascinated with animals and birds through family influences and experiences. Then, in an introduction, it explains the significance of interactions and spiritual communications among birds, animals and other creatures with humans. Finally, it starts with the first of sixteen true stories or descriptive chapters of interesting interaction among people and birds and animals.One of the critical issues facing the world today is the vital obligation to preserve and protect the environment. As a result of the momentum of destruction of nature world-wide, it will take generations, if ever, to repair all the damage. Hopefully the erosion, already generations old, will not continue at its present pace. But, whatever happens children, teenagers and adults need to educate themselves as much as possible to the very soul of nature.
This book and its short stories are a small and humble effort at catching the attention of as many readers as possible to the need to appreciate wildlife and the actuality that wild creatures can and do communicate their vital needs to people around them, even if they don’t listen or observe the many attempted interactive approaches to them by the non-human world.
This is a series of exciting true to life nature tales emphasizing animal and bird interaction and communications with humans.
I am a part time freelance writer.
I set aside several hours a day for research and writing
I cannot resist writing because I was an investigative news reporter for almost four decades, and once retired, I became a freelance writer.
I am working on an investigation into a high up state official and his new college education plan.
While I was picking blueberries, a beautiful orange butterfly landed on my hand and stayed there while I showed my new found pet around to others inside the patch. At one point, just outside the patch, I started to show him to a young girl and boy who had been rolling down a grass hill. The little boy came racing toward me and I told him to stop because he might scare my butterfly away. He didn't. The butterfly flew up above us. I chewed out the boy, saying "See what you did?You scared my pet butterfly away." Within a few seconds, the boy exclaimed, "No, he's landed near your ear!" I said, "No, that could not be!" My wife was coming out of the patch then and sarcastically exclaimed: "Yes! He's near your ear!" I didn't believe them so I went over to the booth where a lady was selling self-picked blueberries and asked her: "How would you like to see my pet butterfly?!" She immediately exclaimed, "Watch out my dogs will scare it away!" A friendly, tail-wagging Husky approached and his huffing and puffing indeed scared the butterfly into the air. This time it flew away up into the sky and never returned. A day or two later, I remembered being in Barnard, Vermont, at its general store's outside porch on a beautiful sunny day. As I stood there, suddenly a man, know as the town character , approached me and standing near me, began to excitedly tell a tale about how he and a friend had chased a run-away pig to coral him for a pick-up truck ride. As he was telling the wild story, two white butterflies began flying over his head. He ignored them but I was fascinated. They stayed flying around him until he finished his pig story and then flew away. These two stories convinced me to get on the Internet and go to YouTube where I searched for wild creature's interaction with humans. Sure enough, there were some fascinating videos about all sorts of animals and birds interacting with people. This soon inspired me to write my nature book.
I wrote non-fiction and chase it because of the experiences above.
I spent a year or more serching for people who had amazing experiences with wild creatures.
I have been spiritually inspired by the research I did on this book and now have an amazing respect for wild creature, particularly birds!
The hardest thing about publishing is promoting and selling a book!
Collecting all the amazing stories to write about.
Perhaps, I would not self publish because it is too dificult
I am not prepared now to write such a book again because the selling and promoting were too difficult.
I plan a bit before writing,naturally.
Quite a bit because they are fascinated with the subject.
My relatives who loved nature and particularly, birds.
Selfpublished through CreateSpace and Amazon
I am not interested in a book series!
The length depends upon the type of book and its topic.
I don't know.I would write this book again despite all the troubles because I learned so much and was totally inspired by wild creatures.
I don't have a particular favorate.
Try to forget the frustration if possible
That advice would depend upon what kind of book one is writing. Butmake sure you do the research on getting the best of publishers.