December 6, 2020

All Kinds of Book News

Firstly, I'm excited to mention more good reviews for 5 Acres & A Dream The Sequel.  It's such a relief to see it so well received. I hope you'll check these out.

Secondly, I'm pleased to be participating in a Kickstarter project for a fellow author and homesteader, Kate Downham. Awhile back I reviewed her first book, Backyard Dairy Goats. Now, she's coming out with a new book, a cookbook! It's entitled 

A Year in an Off-Grid Kitchen: Homestead Kitchen
Skills and Real Food Recipes for Resilient Health.

If you aren't familiar with Kickstarter, it's a way to fund project through donations. What's fun about this, is that there are incentives for donating, which include a lot of free stuff! Prizes start at the $1 (AU) level! How can you go wrong with that?

I'm pleased to participate in the final week of the Kickstarter, by offering four of my Little Series of Homestead How-Tos. 

All four will be included in the bundle of goodies available to everyone who donates at the "Ultimate Supporter" level and up. What's that you ask? You can learn more about Kate's book, the Kickstarter, the donor levels, and all the freebies at this link

I can tell you that the cookbook will be amazing. I've got my hands on an advanced review copy and will do a book review soon. 


Toirdhealbheach Beucail said...

So happy that it is going well Leigh!

If I could put in a good word for Kickstarter as well, they are a great way for folks who would otherwise not have a chance of getting funded to get in the market - and, as mentioned, they do have rewards for funding levels. I have supported a couple of game makers this way and it really is the sort of market based initiative we need more of.

(And me, listed on Five Acres and a Dream - Finally, the big leagues!)

Cockeyed Jo said...

Homesteaders & Authors unite!!!! WTG on reviews.

Leigh said...

Thank you TB! There's no doubt in my mind that you're one of my big league blogs. :)

The kind of fundraising Kickstarter offers has, in my mind, given everyone with a good idea a chance. Thanks to the internet, we have the ability to publish books, music, and movies. This offers a way to let others become involved in all sorts of creative ideas. This is the second Kickstarter I've supported and it's amazing how every little bit adds up.

Jo, thanks! But do you know what is amazing to me? That there is no homesteading category for books. I mean, walk into a book store (do we still even have books stores?) and there are sections for gardening, building, pets, cookbooks, but not for homesteading. It's the same way in publishing a book. You have to find the closest categories to classify you book, but they don't offer categories that are even close to what we're actually doing. Curious.

Rain said...

I'm so happy you have some great reviews Leigh! I hope I'll be adding to that list pretty soon, I feel so deserve every success. xx

wyomingheart said...

Awesome reviews, Leigh! So proud to see how appreciated your talents and writings are. You have been an inspiration to us for years, but then, you know that. We are forever grateful for your sharing and knowledge, and very blessed to call you, “friend!” .

Kelly said...

Your book really is good and I was more than happy to "sing its praises"! :D

Leigh said...

Rain, thank you! I'm really looking forward to your review, and especially curious to know if it's been helpful to you as you establish your own homestead!

Wyomingheart, aw shucks. :) Thank you so much for that. Your ongoing encouragements have been a real blessing to me.

Kelly, I can't thank you enough! Your praises are a treasure. :)