Monday, December 12, 2011

The Secret of Spruce Knoll Blog Tour

A special edition of Heather McCorkle’s The Secret Of Spruce Knoll is releasing from Compass Press this month and she’s doing a special tour to go along with it. The special part, a percentage of the proceeds from every special edition sold (in every format) between its release date and 12-12-2012, will go toward Heather’s favorite charity that protects endangered species. Her goal is to make at least $10,000 for the charity.For the tour Heather has asked each blog host to pick their favorite endangered species and she will tell us a fun or interesting fact about that animal.

I chose the cougar:

Heather's interesting fact: 

Cougars are one of the near-threatened species that really fascinate me as we have them where I live. Rather than eat their meals in one gorge-fest, cougars will cover up their kills with leaves and debris and come back for them later.

I have seen a lot of cougar tracks around where I live but I've never spotted one as they are extremely good at hiding. Last year though one was unfortunately hit and killed by a truck and I got to see him when my neighbor was waiting for Fish and Game to respond. They look massive that close up!
Very cool, Heather! Thanks for sharing.
Of course there are prizes during the tour which goes from December 1st through the 17th. Prizes include a symbolic endangered species adoption of the winner’s choice (a $50 donation by Heather to the charity for the endangered species of the winner’s choice, and cute stuffed animal for the winner!), signed copies of her novels and great swag. For full details, and to enter, go here.

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  1. They are fascinating. I'd love to meet one in person (although in a safe environment, I know they are predators through and through :D)

  2. Yelena, they are indeed, but oh so beautiful!

    Christie, thank you so much for having me over!

  3. Cougars are amazing animals--I'm not sure I'd want to see one up close, though!

  4. I've never seen a real-life cougar before. They are big cats, aren't they? :)

  5. I've never seen a cougar, except in nature films.

  6. They just had a cougar sighting in the hills near where I live. I take my dog hiking there sometimes because it is scenic and she can run off leash. I think I'll stay away from the area for a bit though!