EAGLE, Idaho, April 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Do you know what kind of chicken lays green eggs? Did you know that an astronaut's mother once told her to keep her feet on the ground? Learn all about raising chickens and remembering mama from two new books released this spring by Mill Park Publishing of Eagle, Idaho. The premiere party for both books will be Saturday, May 7 at Seasons Bistro in Eagle. Festivities begin at 5:30 and include author readings, a live band, and spunky appetizers. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. As a special Mother's Day promotion, a package of both books will be sold for $20.
The Backyard Chicken Fight – How Keeping Chickens in Your Yard is Ruffling Feathers Across the Nation by author Gretchen Anderson chronicles the stories of people who are fighting City Hall for the right to own chickens in their backyards. Anderson also provides a beginner's guide to keeping hens – complete with instructions for how outfit a coop and how to know when your chicks will be old enough to lay eggs. Anderson is an award-winning humor columnist, author and former television news anchor.
Mother Knows Best – Wit and Wisdom from Idaho Moms by author Patti Murphy is a delightful collection of comments that women and men recall hearing from their mothers. Examples range from "Don't make me stop this car!" to "You're running away? Let me help you pack!" Murphy is an award-winning writer and the owner of a public relations company in Boise. Proceeds from the book will be donated to the Women's and Children's Alliance in Boise in celebration of 100 years of public service.
Mill Park Publishing is owned by author Elaine Ambrose and has published seven books. The new books are available from www.millparkpublishing.com and soon will be available at area bookstores including Barnes & Noble, and online from Amazon.com.