Birds & Animals
Q: I just wanted to say that your books are the best. My husband and my daughter both like reading your books as well. You have a talent that draws the reader into whatever world you are writing about and for the length of the book, that world seems real. To me that is the sign of really great writing. (However, that does not mean that I don’t know the difference between fantasy and reality.)
I also wanted to tell you that I admire the work you do with re-hab. My mother-in-law did rehab for many wild things before she died. (We always said you never knew what you would find at Jacqui’s, lions, and tigers, and bears, oh my.) In the baby season, she would have times where the whole day was a round of feeding, and cleaning. To be able to take a day off was not in her schedule. (She wasn’t just my mother-in-law, she was also my best friend.) She raised a lot of animals to go back to the wild, and some that ended up in zoos, because they would not be able to go back to the wild. So, you have my admiration for more then just the writing.
A: Thank you very much, and kudos to your mother-in-law, wherever she may be now. Rehab is an expensive “hobby,” both in terms of time and money, but those of us in it think it’s worth it.