Summer Reading Book Adventures

The Fox Diaries: How It All Began (And the Newest Chapter in the Fox Saga!)

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WOW, what a busy month it’s been so far!

As you all know we were excited to be a part of Mother Daughter Book Reviews celebration during Children’s Book Week, and part of that celebration was to have a giveaway right here on JIAB. Readers were encouraged to enter-to-win my book The Fox Diaries: The Year the Foxes Came to Our Garden.

This book was the “book that started it all” for Audrey Press/Jump Into a Book. 

SO, without further delay the winner of the Fox Diaries is….

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Congrats Misty!

SPEAKING OF THE BOOK THAT STARTED IT ALL….

If I had to choose one word to sum up the success of The Fox Diaries, it would have to be Connection.

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It was back in 2009 when the foxes first arrived in my yard.  I was just enamored with this special connection I felt with these beautiful animals and the interactions I had with them. It’s as if time stopped, the veil between being human and animal was lifted, and for the first time I viewed both the foxes and myself as sharing the same home, the same world.

When I initially shared the story of my little foxes on my personal blog, thousands of people would show up on Thursdays to check in on our little garden visitors. Through those visits I’ve met so many wonderful people who are equally enchanted at the thought of a fox family living in their yards. Without the foxes, I would have never made such wonderful friendly connections with people from 6 continents.

Our blog visitors, family and friends started asking if I was going to make a book about the foxes. That’s when I looked into publishing and decided I wanted to not only write books but be a publisher. The greatest connection from starting Audrey Press was the reconnection to my mother. Audrey was my mother. She was one of my greatest supporters in life and passed away when my youngest was 4 months old. The first thing I thought of when thinking of a name for the publishing house was Audrey. Mom is with me everyday, through every adventure and creative moment.

One day the doorbell rang and it was the FedEx man with a padded envelope. I wasn’t expecting anything that day but when I opened it, there was that cute little fox looking at me. The moment that book was in my hands I felt success. I didn’t need one more thing to happen. Holding my fox book was enough. Happen it did though, The Fox Diaries has gone onto be a great success and I think it stems from feeling connected to the project and being authentically who I am. More than that I can’t give a reason for the success but I’m grateful for it.

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Fast forward to the Spring of 2013.

Fox Spring has arrived again at our house. Heidi, daughter of Effie who was one of our original fox kits, brought home 6 little baby kits to the front den. For the first few weeks all 6 could be seen playing during the early evening hours in our front yard.
 
Recently Heidi has moved 3 of the kits to the den down in the gully and left my 3 favorite kits in the front and backyard dens. This year’s kits are so sweet and very very funny.
 
Let me introduce to you Smudge, Skye, and Styx.
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Smudge is a beautiful red fox with black smudges all over him. He looks like he’s been dabbed with a black paint brush! His favorite game is crunch, kick, and throw the can. I spend many afternoons throwing cans for smudge. He also is the kit who responds to the command, “make a funny face.”
 
Skye, is our shy beauty this year. She is very gentle, sweet, and loving. She spends a lot of her time under the tree sitting with the cat.
 
Styx, is so named because he goes everywhere with a stick in his mouth. There always comes this point of great deliberation on if he should drop the stick to pick up some food, or should he try to carry both at the same time ? He makes us laugh very hard.
 
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This is the 4th year in a row that we’ve had foxes in both the front and back yard. I cannot tell you how happy it makes me to see them. I have a great sense of joy and connection when I’m with the foxes. I can honestly say there’s much in life that makes me happy (family, friends, success) but I never knew true joy at the core of my being until these beautiful wild foxes came into my life.  I always refer to them as my magical blessing.
 
[tbpquotable]I never knew true joy at the core of my being until these beautiful wild foxes came into my life. [/tbpquotable]
 
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In celebration of the joy these foxes have brought me I am offering my hardcover The Fox Diaries: The Year the Foxes Came to Our Garden at a deeply discounted price of $8.95 (normally $14.95!).
 
Never before has the Fox Diaries been offered at this price! Not only is this a great deal, it’s just in time for summer reading and summer fun.
 

AND not only will you get this wonderful book at the reduced price of $8.95, I will personally sign each copy sold.

 

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Use the coupon code foxspring at checkout HERE and leave a comment below as to how/or who you’d like to the book signed.

But don’t delay. I am only offering this special sale price until May 31st, 2013.

As always, thank you for your support (the foxes say “thank you” too 🙂 and watch for more fox updates to come!

Want to know more about our “Fox-Filled Spring?” Ask me questions on the comment box below and let me know if you’d like to see more of these delightful creatures who reside in our garden.

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