Meet Megan Price, author of the Vermont Wild series, and help Megan and Phoenix raise money for Kilham Bear Center!
On Saturday, April 27th - Independent Bookstore Day - a portion of "wild" sales will benefit orphaned black bear cubs. The money will be go to the Kilham Bear Center (KBC) in Lyme, New Hampshire. Both the author and the bookstore will give, doubling the benefit to the rescue facility.
"WCAX just reported KBC is currently overwhelmed caring for 65 cubs, with more expected this Spring" Price notes. "KBC accepts orphaned bears from Vermont, the Adirondacks and beyond. The center must build more housing for the cubs and, of course, these little guys eat like proverbial bears! The not-for-profit center needs help."
ABOUT THE BOOKS: Vermont Wild details humorous, true retired game warden encounters with moose, beaver, bear and wily poachers. The books are used in schools from Maine to Texas to teach reading and writing. Hunters take them to camp, and the books are read aloud in nursing homes as entertainment. The series was recently optioned by Geoffrey Sharp, a Hollywood producer who grew up in Middlebury and works with Morgan Freeman. Sharp hopes to put turn the stories into a TV series.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: A former award-winning journalist and Vermont legislator, Price has been called a "folklore artist" for her ability to breathe life into little known, true tales of the Green Mountains as told by those who lived them. "The books are a working man's history," Price says. "The stories combine history, humor, conservation, danger and courage." Price gives credit to the retired game wardens who share their adventures with her, putting their names and photos in the books. "I'm always looking for more wardens, more deputies, more good stories, from any state. I want to save good stories and share them. I hope people will stop by and pass along a name of a retired game warden or deputy with good stories if they know someone," she added. "The older fellows tend to have the best stories! And I'm interested in hearing from wardens from every state."