I believe in the beginning, my friendship with Valarie started through our mutual love of gnomes. We seemed to become fast friends and when she began sharing her foxes I was a regular visitor to her space to see what those sweet little kits and their mama were up to. It was such a fun few months to see the baby foxes grow and see their mama teach them. I really felt as if I was right there beside my friend, looking out the window with her at these fantastic creatures.
fox photos taken by Valarie Budyar
The foxes moved on, but my friendship with Valarie has remained. When she announced the upcoming release of her book, The Fox Diaries: The Year the Foxes Came to our Garden Fox, I was so excited for her. Then she asked if I'd like to be a stop on her blog tour and I was quite honored to do so. Valarie sent a copy of her book to our family to enjoy and have we ever! Valarie has woven together a lovely story along with interesting fox information onto the beautiful pages of her book. It's been by someone's bedside since it arrived and my 8 year old daughter has fallen especially in love it. "Don't you just love their names mama." my girl asks, sighing dreamily at the pictures of the foxes. I agree with her, their names are just perfect.
Valarie has generously offered to give away one gorgeous copy of The Fox Diaries to my readers, you! So please leave a comment below to enter and I will draw a name via random generator on Monday morning to announce it. And as if that weren't kind enough, she is also offering a coupon code for 15% off her book at Audrey Press. Just enter the code "foxes" upon checkout to receive the discount. (good until May 27th)
Congratulations again to my dear friend on her lovely new book. May it bring a little magic into the lives of all who turn its pages.
Comments will close at 8 a.m. central time Monday morning, best of luck to you!
Happy Weekending Friends!
Update, the lucky winner chosen by random number generator is number 3, Rain. Congratulations!