True stories of a small flock of remarkable individuals -- and other critters.



Thursday, March 15, 2012

Once Upon a Flock


It's true!


I'm writing a book, based on Scratch and Peck blog! 
The title:  Once Upon a Flock.
It's an illustrated memoir about life with my flock of remarkable individuals, and Marky too.  Loaded with suspense, thrills, laughter and tears.  To be published by Free Press in Spring 2013! 


And I have you, my dear readers, to thank.
Your comments and enthusiasm for the stories in this blog are my inspiration.  

Fresh new blogposts will of course continue!

Yours most truly,

Lauren and the Ladies
...and Marky!


41 comments:

  1. Congrats to you and your ladies!

    Kasse D.

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  2. Oh! Wonderful! ~:>

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  3. Congrats! I always said you had a way with words! :)

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  4. Congratulations!

    You can have the hens advertise for you, strutting around and saying "buk buk book book"

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  5. YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I can hardly wait!!
    xoxo,
    sue

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  6. wow! well done - and well deserved!!
    mel x

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  7. Terrific! Will look out for it next year!

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  8. That's super exciting, congratulations!

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  9. I am so excited, I am not one to wish my life away, but this book cannot come soon enough for me! I already know it is going to be my very bestest favourite book...... :)

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  10. That is so totally cool! Can't wait!

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  11. Yay!! Next year can't come fast enough!

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  12. YAAAAY!!(sound of me and my hens jumping up and down)

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  13. Fantastic!, Congratulaions. My daughter and I can't wait. What kind of book will it be?

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  14. So fantastic! Can't wait to get my hands on a copy. Congratulations again!

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  15. GOOD FOR YOU LAUREN!! I know it will be a wonderful book and I can't wait to see it published. You've certainly made me laugh..and cry. I hope your day is a good one!
    Maura :)

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  16. That's wonderful! (I wore one of your t-shirts to work today and everyone is asking about it!)

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  17. I'm so excited for you Lauren! It's going to be lots of work but so much fun... your illustrated posts as so perfectly observed and always make me smile.

    Celia
    x

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  18. I love your blog Soooooooooo much! I can't wait to be able to buy a book from you! I am a young artist who loves seeing your drawings! I have my own little flock of 7. I love all your blogs so much. I get so happy when I see that you've posted!
    Thank you!

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  19. Wonderful news!!! Can't wait to see the book!

    Debby (Chickenmom)

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  20. Oh how exciting. I hope you will sign some copies for us.

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  21. Hi Lauren,
    I found your blog two days ago and I read every single post.... middle of the night, reading about chickens on the other side of the world... When I tell people I do this (I found your blog via Tilly's nest by the way) they think I lost it, but I tell them it is research (we can't have chickens in this apartment but I hope in the next house we can, so I am preparing myself and I'm falling in love with chickens!). I just wanted you to know that I look forward to the book (congratulations on this!) and I love reading your posts and looking at your illustrations, thanks and have a good weekend!
    Maureen

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  22. Oh congrats! Can't wait to see it!

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  23. I follow a lot of blogs, mostly quilting related ones but when I see you've posted, all quilting interest disappears and I get ready for a visit to your life. Yay! A book! I was telling my sister about your blog a couple of days ago and I was telling her how much I'd like you to write a book. Two days later you make this announcement!! Yay! I'm sure you'll be announcing when pre-release copies can be ordered and since I'm a subscriber, I will hear. Yay!!! Thank you so much for doing this!

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  24. Lauren....
    This is such exciting news.
    I want the ladies to scratch and peck my copy and I'll request a paw print from Marky too while I'm standing in line at your autograph party. Let me know when and where it will be.
    xo, Rosemary

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  25. Congratulations on your book! Love your site- the chickens are a riot! Thanks for sharing.

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  26. What marvelous news! Looking forward to getting my copy! ~ Lynda

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  27. I love chickens! I used to have two little bantams way way back in the day, so your blog is like a blast from the very best of the past. Congratulations on the book!

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  28. I will definitely buy it! Love your blog :)

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  29. Looking forward to your book - and your blog is fabulous!

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  30. Awesome! Can't wait to add it to my rural book collection. : )

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  31. Woo hoo!!!

    That's fantastic, congrats! Hope it will be available in the UK x

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  32. You rock!
    Love, Abby

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  33. Great news! Now if you could only do more hen graphics for shirts. I love your art!

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  34. I found your chicken book in my local library- it was displayed on one of those endcaps of the aisles. I enjoyed the book very much, and am glad I found this blog!

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