Local author Nancy Northrop has reissued one of her earlier children’s books in hopes to raise money for a good cause.
“Watch Out For My Nest” was written in memory of her husband Richard and was first published in 1994. Based on a true story, the book tells the tale of a little bird’s reaction for a farm discovering her next of four little eggs in a cornfield. The book is all about the importance of communication between man and nature, farmland and industry.
The Northrops were prominent bicolor sweet corn farmers for years, selling their harvests at Tipton’s Farm Stand, P& R Produce and Frisbee’s. She hopes folks will remember her husband, and purchase her book to support the Kiwanis Club. Cost of the book is $5.95.
Northrop and her book can be found at the Sweet Treats Festival in Marion on Saturday, April 20. She plans to donate the proceeds from the book sales to the Kiwanis Club of McDowell County. She also plans to donate copies of the book to Farm Bureau members, day care and elementary school libraries as well as the Marion and Old Fort public libraries.
Copies of the book are also for sale at Earth Heart on U.S. 221 North in Marion, and the Lake James Antique Mall off I-40 in Nebo.