Rundy publishes his first book

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Faithful readers of this blog will remember Rundy’s struggles with the brush mower, his love of fruit trees, and his fist-shaking frustration with animal pests. Those of you who are relatively new to this blog can read all his entries here. I am happy to tell you that Rundy’s first work of fiction, The Stuttering Bard of York, has recently been published. It is a spoof of the fantasy literature genre, and not at all like the writing on his own blog.

After contacting several publishers without positive results, Rundy decided to publish the book himself. You can read more about the process here. As his mother, I got to be one of the proofreaders. Yes, Rundy got a lot of input from all of his family as he worked on this book . . . the life of a writer can be difficult. And lonely. If you have enjoyed any of his writings, please email and let him know. His address is on both of his websites, here and here.

About the Author

Kathy Purdy is a colchicum evangelist, converting unsuspecting gardeners into colchicophiles. She would be delighted to speak to your group about colchicums or other gardening topics. Kathy’s been writing since 4th grade, gardening since high school, and blogging since 2002.

In the end, this may be the most important thing about frost: Frost slows us down. In spring, it tempers our eagerness. In fall, it brings closure and rest. In our gotta-go world–where every nanosecond seems to count–slowness can be a great gift. So rather than see Jack Frost as an adversary, you could choose to greet him as a friend.

~Philip Harnden in A Gardener’s Guide to Frost: Outwit the Weather and Extend the Spring and Fall Seasons

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M Sinclair Stevens (Texas) January 30, 2007, 10:14 am

Very, cool! You must be thrilled. I know I’d be.

cyndy January 29, 2007, 10:30 am

Wonderful news Kathy! I will happily send an email…I have enjoyed his writings in the past and wish him “rave reviews” of this recent work!
(…. personally, I am a big fan of the brush mower, fruit tree growing, fist shaking, backyard chickens genre…)