Tim Rowland’s Creature Features, On Tour

Publisher High Peaks Publishing, November 16, 2012
Category: Non-Fiction, Animals, Humor Essays
Tour Dates: February, 2013
Available in: Print and ebook, 160 pages

When Tim Rowland’s earlier book of his animal essays, All Pets are Off, was published, readers immediately clamored for more. Their preference for animal stories over the political columns Tim’s also known for is understandable: animals are way more fun to read about than politicians. Especially now.

So here’s a new volume of over 75 warm and funny essays, from the introduction to the farm of bovines Cleopatra and Heifertiti, the Belted Galloway beauties, to the further antics of Hannah the English Bulldog and Juliet the tiny Siamese, along with assorted donkeys, pigs, goats, horses, chickens, geese—and of course, more of the joyful bouvier des Flandres named Opie—that’s sure to provide loads of smiles and even outright guffaws.

Praise for All Pet’s Off and Strange and Obscure Stories of the Civil War:

Hilarious Look at Pets – I Guarantee You Will Laugh Out Loud.Tim Rowland is the columnist in our local paper and this book contains the columns he writes about his pets, including his newest dog Opie. Anyone who has had a cat, dog, alpaca, donkey, pig, horse, or who just loves animals will find this one of the funniest books written about animals. Rowland has a way of writing that hits home to any pet owner. The book is very easy to read with each “chapter” being a page or a page and a half. I took the book on a recent plane flight and I am sure the other passengers wondered what was going on as I could not help laughing out loud. I guarantee you will too!” CJS, Amazon.com Reviewer

” For some time I have been clipping columns written by Tim Rowland from the “Hagerstown Herald”, where we read them, to send to a close friend in Washington, D.C. who also likes his sense of humor and choice of rustic farmhouse topics to liven up the day’s news. This friend has been so taken with his writing that she forwards all the clippings to a relative in Texas who previously edited a small town paper and lived in a semi-rural suburban setting that sounds like Tim’s, with lots of animals around. When I tried to “edit” my choices of which columns to clip, she protested that her relatives were so fond of them, I should collect absolutely all of them. I thought she’d be pleased with Tim’s move “up” to writing a book of curious but true tales of this area in Civil War times. Since “Strange and Obscure Stories of the Civil War” probably is not on the New York Times bestseller list, I wasn’t sure I would find it on Amazon.com but it was there and made a good Christmas gift buy for this buddy. It was an easy way to move through my shopping list. Once it was in my hands, I couldn’t resist speed-reading it for myself before wrapping it up.” B. Howard, Amazon.com Reviewer

About Tim Rowland:

Tim Rowland is an award-winning columnist at Herald-Mail Media in Hagerstown, Maryland. He has written for numerous history and outdoor magazines and news syndicates nationwide.

He has also authored several books, most recently Strange and Obscure Stories of the Civil War and including All Pets are Off: A Collection of Hairy Columns, Petrified Fact: Stories of Bizarre Behavior that Really Happened, Mostly, Earth to Hagerstown, High Peaks: A History of Hiking the Adirondacks from Noah to Neoprene and Maryland’s Appalachian Highlands: Massacres, Moonshine & Mountaineering

 Tim is also keeper and lackey for a wide assortment of mostly non-useful, freeloading critters, aided as always by his trusty (well, mostly trusty) companion Opie.

Tim Rowland’s Website: http://www.timrowlandbooks.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TimRowlandBooks 

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/tim.rowland.9

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Follow the Tour:

Alexia’s Books and Such… Feb 1 Review
Thoughts in Progress Feb 4 Review
Thoughts in Progress Feb 5 Interview
So Many Precious Books  Feb 6 Spotlight & Giveaway
Dogs Rule Cats Drool Feb 7 Review
Dogs Rule Cats Drool Feb 8 Guest Post & Giveaway
Book Lover Feb 8 Review
Reviewing Novels on Line  Feb 12 Review
Buried Under Books Feb 13 Review
City to Country Life Feb 14 Review
City to Country Life Feb 15 Guest Post & Giveaway
Booksie’s Blog Feb 15 Review
Suko’s Notebook Feb 18 Review
Raging Bibliomania Feb 19 Review
Ann’s Reading Corner Feb 21 Review
Wall to Wall Books Feb 21 Review & Giveaway
My Devotional Thoughts Feb 25 Guest Post
My Devotional Thoughts Feb 26 Review
Eclectic Books & Movies Feb 26  Review
Bassgiraffe’s Thoughts Feb 27 Review & Giveaway
Allison’s Book Bag Feb 28 Review
Allison’s Book Bag Mar 1 Guest Post
Library of Clean Reads Mar 1 Review & Giveaway
A Book Lover’s Library Mar 4 Interview
A Book Lover’s Library Mar 5  Review
Sweeps 4 Bloggers Mar 6 Review & Giveaway
Mochas, Mysteries and More Mar 7 Review
Mochas, Mysteries and More Mar 8 Guest Post & Giveaway
Luxury Reading Mar 8 Review & Giveaway
She Treads Softly Mar 11 Review & Giveaway
Joy Story Mar 12 Review
Over A Cuppa Coffee Mar 13 Review & Giveaway
Peaceful Wishing Mar 14 Review
Melissa’s Eclectic Bookshelf   Mar.15 Interview & Giveaway
Tabula Rasa Mar 18 Review
Tabula Rasa Mar 19 Guest Post
Broken Teepee Mar 19 Review & Giveaway

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