The book has not been fully released yet. Electronic versions are not yet available and it’s not up on the Barnes and Noble site as of today. I figure within another month all versions will be available.
Well, it’s been a long time coming. I first started this book back in 2004. Since then I’ve broken it into three books, added stuff, taken things away and generally learned how to write. I’ve also written two more books to the story making it a 5-book family saga. I welcome you to read Never Alone and offer your opinion. If you are so inclined, say a prayer for me.
I grew up in Old Town Maine and got a B.S. at the University of Maine in Plant Sciences/ minor in Botany. From there I moved to West Virginia and earned a M.S. in Agronomy at WVU. I also met my wife there. She grew up in rural WV as the daughter of tenant farmers who raised cattle and hogs. Their lifestyle at times was one of subsistence and I learned a lot from them. I've always been a foraging buff, but combining my formal botanical knowledge with their practical 'Foxfire-type' background opened up my eyes a little more.
I recently retired from teaching high school agriculture after 25 years teaching with my wife. Until recently I wrote a weekly nature/foraging column for the local paper (dailyadvance.com). I also have written several Christian nature/adventure novels that can be purchased on Amazon in Kindle format. One is a five book family saga I call the 'Forgotten Virtues' series. In the first book, Never Alone (presently out of print), a young boy comes of age after his father dies in a plane crash, and he has to make it alone. The second book, Strange Courage, takes Carl from his High School graduation to his recovery from a nasty divorce. The third book, Second Chances, takes Carl from his ex-wife's death and the custody of his son to his heroic death at age 59. The fourth book, Promises Kept, depicts how his grandchildren react and adjust to his death (this one is not yet published). In the final book, Grandfather's Way, his youngest and most timid granddaughter emerges from the shadow of her overachieving family and accomplishes more in four months than most do in a lifetime. I use many foraging references with a lot of the plants I profile in these articles in those books. I also wrote a romance novel titled Virginia. It is available on Amazon and is a different type of romance from a man's perspective.
Congratulations, Ted! So glad this is in print st last. Can’t wait to get one! Joanne
Thanks. I finally decided I write a better story than I do a query letter. I’m hoping it will get noticed and it will be easier to publish the rest o my books.
Sometimes it’s wise just to go for it!
I’ve had comments re your book at various places. I’d like several (Maybe 6?) to put in places like the Old Town library , our church, the Museum, etc. I’ll send a check in tomorrow’s mail. Read my post on facebook for my latest calamity! Love, Mom