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Curing vegetablesWhen I posted last week about the first copies of my book arriving, I was too excited to give you any details.  Now that I've calmed down a bit, I should start with the semi-bad news --- you're going to have to wait longer than I'd originally thought to see The Weekend Homesteader in bookstores (and in your mailbox).  My publisher decided to push the release date back to November 13 to give them time to get some buzz going, and to take advantage of holiday sales.

Here's the good news --- some of you may not have to wait.  My publicist is willing to send out some advance copies of the book for bloggers to review and/or give away.  I'm not sure how many books that offer encompasses, but I figure it can't hurt to send him information about any of my readers who are interested in reviewing The Weekend Homesteader on their blog.  Just email me the URL of your blog and any relevant statistics that will make you stand out from the pack, and I'll pass the information on to my publisher ASAP.  Thanks for your interest!

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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I would be thrilled to get to read and review your book. We started down the homestead path a couple of years ago. We have chickens and are about to cull our oldest flock for the freezer. I currently barter for raw milk with a friend, make butter from it, and learning to make cheese. This was our second year with a large garden and our preferred method of preserving is dehydrating or freezing. Please visit my blog and see some of the other reviews I have written and consider me to review your book. Blessings Diane

Comment by Diane Wed Sep 5 17:07:03 2012
Diane --- I'll be glad to send your information on to my publisher. Just drop me an email at with your information. Thanks!
Comment by anna Wed Sep 5 19:50:25 2012
Anna, I wish I could review your book, but alas, I just don't have an enormous influx of viewers. I think I average approximately 300 hits a month, not nearly enough to make a buzz worthy of your stuff. Maybe next time!
Comment by Brandy Thu Sep 6 11:22:35 2012
Brandy --- Since I've got your contact information, I'm adding you to the spreadsheet anyhow. Who knows, my publisher might have extra books looking for a home. :-)
Comment by anna Thu Sep 6 14:45:59 2012
Anna, that's so sweet, thank you! No guarantees, obviously, but the gesture means a lot!
Comment by Brandy Sun Sep 9 01:21:27 2012
Brandy --- No problem! I just wandered over to your blog and saw your posts about the book club reads --- I'm glad to see that both of the recent ones made an impression on you!
Comment by anna Sun Sep 9 11:02:37 2012
That they did! It was a struggle to articulate my thoughts about 'Radical Homemakers', it was such a great book for my psyche! I think I may go back and streamline that review a little more, but my feelings remain the same. There are a number of books you've suggested in the past that are still on my reading list, such as 'Possum Living' etc, love your referrals. Thank you again for putting me on the list to your publisher, it would be such a great experience to review the book of someone I admire and converse with. Crossing my fingers!
Comment by Brandy Sun Sep 9 11:34:39 2012

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