my book is out

Falconer on the Edge: A Man, his Birds, and the Vanishing Landscape of the American West

Falconer on the Edge: A Man, his Birds, and the Vanishing Landscape of the American West


It’s a funny thing to hold a book you’ve written in your hands for the first time. You examine the cover closely and feel the heft of the book. As you open it and you smell that new book smell, you start to wonder about typos and grammatical errors and all the things that can slip past the many sets of eyes that look at your manuscript as it goes through the editing process. And then, as you read a chapter or two, you can’t help but think — Did I write that?

And you try to imagine where it will sit on the shelf in the bookstore — what books will it sit next to — and you hope that the spine and title will make people want to pull it out from between the books.



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12 responses to “my book is out

  1. Congrats on the book, look forward to getting a copy to read soon.

  2. Rachel,

    I enjoyed the excerpt that appeared in the Journal. Looking forward to reading the whole thing. BTW, please convey my thanks and congratulations to Tim for the wonderful job he’s been doing on the Journal; it’s good to see it finally living up to its potential.


  3. Congratulations!! I can’t wait to read it.

  4. Congratulations!

    Review copies welcome! Send one to American Falconry Magazine. 🙂


  5. Congratulations! I just read an article about falcons in this morning’s Rochester Democrat & Chronicle so I went online to see if it was out yet! The cover is lovely. I’m so pleased for you.


  6. Joe

    Came to your blog from Rebecca O’Connor’s blog. Got the book in the mail yesterday looking forward to the read.


  7. rachelbirds

    Thanks everyone. Feel free to post what you think of the book.


  8. Cheers!
    Let’s celebrate!
    I can’t wait to read it!
    Thank you for sharing!

  9. Congratulations! Wonderful news and certainly looking forward to the read!

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