Tuesday, March 8, 2011

I'm Published!

Some time ago I shared a pic on a goat group and Ellie Winslow, author, emailed me to ask if she could include it in her book which had just gone to the publisher. I agreed and her book, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Raising Goats, which is pictured above, just came out!

Unfortunately, the publisher, who contracts Ellie Winslow to write their books, doesn't pay for use of photos so I'm not paid, but I am published! Ellie has sent me a copy of the book though and my pic is on page 54.

I spent hours looking for the photos on my computer and I can't find them. I suspect they are on the non working computer. Bummer! I'll have to get more pics this Fall when we go back up North. The photo was of a goat "playground" that goes up and over the top of a driveway and then down into a grassy paddock. It's pretty neat and it's HUGE HUGE HUGE. The goats there seem to enjoy it as there are usually goats on it, some playing and some snoozing.

It's really neat to have a published photo! Since then, I've had another photo published in a goat calendar. If I find the pic play yard pic, I'll share it with you all. Above is the photo of Chelsea, which was used on the goat calendar.

I sure wish I could afford a $800 camera and then sell some even better pics too! Even "if", the first published photo is darned neat and exciting! Getting a copy of the book is really neat too!
It's a good book and would be great for anyone who is wanting to get into goats and for kids who have goats for pets, 4H, etc.


  1. Congratulations!!! Think about bootstrapping for a while using a cheaper camera as a stepping stone to the one you want.

  2. Congratulations! That's absolutely awesome! Do you know if the book is published on Kindle?

  3. Wow, that is neat. Congratulations! Did they at least give you a line credit?

  4. Thanks everyone!

    I did upgrade my camera at Christmas time and will try to upgrade again next winter.

    I don't know if the book is on kindle or not.

    My name is under the pic. I thought she was adding my state. I didn't have a farm name to give her.