I will be signing copies at the gift shop from 11:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. the day after Valentine's Day. Last month, Corkscrew welcomed over 15,000 visitors. I'm eager to tell Jade's story. I'll keep you posted.
I've had the opportunity to be interviewed by Glenn Erick Miller, author of Camper Girl. His YA (Young Adult) novel is a coming of age story about a young woman who inherits an RV and takes a journey of discovery. It is scheduled for release in 2019 from Regal House Publications. Additionally, he has two picture books in the works: Red's First Snow, coming in 2018 from Corncrib Publications, and What Can It Become? from Native Ink Publications.
Michelle Caffrey's book, "Bring Jade Home," tells the true story of a dog lost in the wilderness of Yellowstone and the people who work together to find her. "Bring Jade Home" is published by Farcountry Press and has earned rave reviews on Amazon and Goodreads.
You recently completed a book tour. Where did you go? What was your favorite part of that experience? My husband Paul and I drove almost 5,000 miles. The tour started with a three day signing at Yellowstone National Park’s Old Faithful Inn. I and her owners—and Jade!— signed over 400 books. We then went on to book signings Missoula, Helena, Billings, and Bozeman, Montana. Along the way, I did radio and TV interviews. My favorite part of the experience, other than being with “Team Jade” was visiting Farcountry Press, meeting the people there, and seeing pallets of the book being shipped. It made it very real for me. How is Jade (the dog) doing? All involved in the true story were in Yellowstone with me. Her owners, David Sowers and Laura Gillice, have recovered from the accident. Jade is physically fine, but is extremely protective of David, and lovingly clings to him.
What’s next for Jade (the book)?
We hope a film version of the book.
The reviews for Jade have been outstanding. What’s one memorable comment you have heard from your readers?
Paul and I have been volunteering at Audubon Corkscrew Swamp as Boardwalk Naturalists ever since we moved to Naples FL four years ago. Many of my fellow volunteers were supportive of my writing and were early readers. Since all of them, like me, are animal lovers, and most love Nature in all forms, they were ideal candidates.
Today, the Volunteer Coordinator sent out this email to all of us:
We wanted to make you aware
that fellow volunteer and author Michelle Caffrey’s book Bring Jade Home
is now available for purchase in the Nature Store inside the Blair Visitor
Center. Bring Jade Home is the tale of an Australian shepherd dog that
went missing in Yellowstone National Park after an automobile accident. The
young dog had to fend on its own for more than 40 days. Here’s a link to an
article on our website with more details:
I had a my first TV interview in Billings Montana. You Tube video After the piece aired, Paul noticed the website BringJadeHome.com was receiving visits from all over Montana every couple of days. It appeared that multiple TV outlets were showing the interview. They include
KPAX, KBZK, KTVQ, KXLF and KTVH.
They are from Billings, Bozeman, Helena and Missoula.
Different anchors but the same interview. Great coverage!
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WCSQ-LP Radio Cobleskill 105.9 FM Cobleskill, New York
Global Community Radio
WRAQ 92.7 FM Angelica, New York
KIEZ 106.7 FM Monroe, Louisiana
KFZR 93.3 FM Frazier Park, California
KLQS 96.7 FM Agua Dulce, California
KAKU 88,5 FM Kahilui/Maui, Hawaii
Finally we made it on the list of "11 Books to Read Before You go to Yellowstone" List.
Bring Jade Home
By Michelle Caffrey
Bring Jade Home: The True Story of a Dog Lost in Yellowstone and the People Who Searched for Her is the amazing true story of one dog lost in Yellowstone National Park. David Sowers and Laura Gillice were on an auto tour of Yellowstone National Park with their dogs: Jade and Laila. While driving their car was hit head on by a pick-up truck. The accident left both David and Laura injured. They were medevaced out of the park. When the rangers when to get the dogs out. Jade slipped free and bolted. It would be 42 days before Jade was found. The book shares the stress and unrelenting effort to find Jade.