Life in the Neck New Friends will be at the LA Times Festival of Books on April 13 & 14 making more “new friends”. What is a neck? The dictionary defines it as a long narrow strip of land along a river. Great Grandma Davies always called it our driveway!
The neck is filled with snow this winter. Minnesota, near the Twin Cities, has had 16+ inches . The animals have a hard time trying to find enough food to keep them warm and alive with snow this deep. My husband and son-in-law have filled an antique farm wagon with ears of corn to feed our wild friends. Birds, deer, squirrels and turkeys take advantage of the free lunch. We have a coyote hanging around waiting for a hand out.
The neck is a beautiful place to live whatever the season. For that reason, it works perfectly as the setting for my Life in the Neck series of children’s books. Introducing school children to the Minnesota animals that make their home in the neck has become my dream vocation. As a retired first grade teacher, I ‘ve read thousands of books to hundreds of children. My dream has been to read my own books to children. I’m doing just that! What more could I ask for?