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Pre-order Winter Bugs Exhibit Hardcover

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Pre-order Winter Bugs Exhibit Hardcover

Winter Bugs Exhibit Edition

Photographer: Lisa Loucks-Christenson

Author: Lisa Loucks-Christenson

Series: Stories from the Whitewater Valley, Minnesota™

Format: e-book (ask about our other editions, and online or in-person school program, as well as corporate events)

Genre: Non-fiction; natural history; entomology

 

Winter Bugs Exhibit Edition is an insect documentary recorded during one winter season in a Minnesota ghost town (the former town of Beaver, Minnesota), and currently a state-owned and managed wildlife refuge. It is a mini documentary that takes place inside the author’s Walk the Burn documentary, having been dually recorded in the same location.

Number one international best-selling and award-winning author, photographer, and illustrator Lisa Loucks-Christenson shares her personal observations of Minnesota’s smallest and most overlooked species. This photo collection shows these insects as they plow through the snow using four, six or eight legs (if the seasons hasn’t been too hard on them, and they are lucky enough to retain the number of appendages they were either born with or they eventually developed). Lisa’s photos are the voice and record of a survival story like no other. The photos capture insects while they endure every possible weather pattern, sit next to predators that don’t eat them, and find shelter from rain, sleet, snow, and wind.

Winter Bugs Exhibit Edition reveals the journey of more than 200 lives who shared a brief encounter with the author as she discovered their winter abodes and crossed their paths while lying on the ice and shooting through it. These journeys took the author into the open water to discover faces under the surface of those who looked up or swam by while she was there. These are the experiences of a professional female outdoor photographer who drove every day, through blizzards, sleet storms, and ice-coated roads, never missing a day, so she could capture this story from the start of winter to the exact beginning of spring.

These are not just any images: this collection has already inspired others to look for their own “Winter Bugs,” and has opened the eyes of people of all ages, giving them an opportunity to see up close what is seemingly impossible to see (especially when the weather drops below -30 degrees Fahrenheit). Now, you too can be a Winter Bugs Exhibit Edition eyewitness to the lives that carried on, no matter their circumstances, no matter the troubles they faced, while the author collected the smallest of stories ever told (in one season, anyway).

Lisa Loucks-Christenson recorded over 200 active species while they travelled, sat, or hid; on land, in trees, under hanging leaves, or in water. This is a collection like no other, because it also includes spiders, caterpillars, one-celled organisms, and ants, as well as insects in various life stages, from nymph to full adults. All of these images were recorded with two cameras in hand, and often with the author’s lens reversed to capture the finest details of her tiny subjects. Every photo included in this documentary is a true wildlife image: none were posed or handled or shot in any type of controlled environment. These photos were shot in the field, using tinfoil to reflect light, flashlights to give depth, and any other means required to capture the free-roaming subjects in the short seconds available.

 Together with Lisa’s Bald Eagle documentary, the Winter Bugs exhibit and the Winter Bugs! First Edition book ran for over two years as featured exhibits at the National Eagle Center in Wabasha, Minnesota. In addition to reviews in regional newspapers and magazines, the book, Winter Bugs! First Edition, and the exhibit’s opening also aired on the regional television news. The exhibit also comes up from time to time on podcasts and outdoor shows to which the author is invited as a guest. 

Winter Bugs Exhibit Edition contains almost every image from the original exhibit, but also includes images of events within the exhibit.

Photo Trader™ cards, loose or matted images, art cards, tote bags, shirts, and other merchandise are available for purchase. The Winter Bugs exhibit will soon be an online program for schools, nursing homes, educational centers, and nature clubs. The author continues to offer classroom programs that entertain school groups, senior citizens, and people from all over the world who visit her bookstores and galleries, Silver Lake Books and Peacock Books & Wildlife Art.

 

Pre-order a copy today. You won't be charged until we call and verify your order .

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10/08/2021: Lisa Loucks-Christenson's WALK THE BURN #1 New Release in Environmental & Natural Resources Law

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10/08/2021: Lisa Loucks-Christenson's WALK THE BURN  #1 New Release in Environmental & Natural Resources Law
#1 Hot New Release #1 New Release in Environmental & Natural Resources Law Lisa Loucks-Christenson Follow Walk the Burn: A Beaver, Minnesota Ghost Town Documentary & True Crime Story (Stories from the Whitewater Valley, Minnesota™ Book 1) Kindle Edition by Lisa Loucks-Christenson (Author), Lisa Loucks-Christenson (Photographer)Format: Kindle Edition Book 1 of 2: Stories from the Whitewater Valley, Minnesota™ #1 New Release in Environmental & Natural Resources Law#1 New Release in Environmental & Natural Resources Law - WALK THE BURN Screen shot from sales page on 10/08/2021 This documentary took place in Winona County, in the former town of Beaver, Minnesota, now a wildlife refuge area.

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CoyWolf Entertainment is happy to announce the forthcoming book, Escape from the Haunted Carnival, Book 5, Hallowink Hollow by Lisa Loucks-Christenson

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CoyWolf Entertainment is happy to announce the forthcoming book, Escape from the Haunted Carnival, Book 5, Hallowink Hollow by Lisa Loucks-Christenson

 CoyWolf Entertainment is happy to announce the forthcoming book, Escape from the Haunted Carnival, Book 5, Hallowink Hollow by Lisa Loucks-Christenson.

We didn’t publish Book 4, The Haunted Carnival in 2020, because we wanted to bring that book, along with the sequel to it out together, so the fans didn’t have to wait an entire year for the ending. 



Lisa Loucks-Christenson is creating the cover illustration today, October 1, 2021, for the fifth book in the Hallowink Hallow Series, a best-selling series, in a genre she never expected to enter: horror.

Providing complications don’t arise like her experiences in the past, she hopes to compete this book, creating one Post-it note per day, for the next 31 days.

Loucks-Christenson went septic on the first day of the annual Inktober contest in 2018. She often jokes at how the cover she created for the second book in the series takes the award for the worst illustration of her life.

What her fans didn’t know, she created it after coming home from working in her gallery/bookstore all day, and was deathly ill. She didn’t want to miss creating the first illustration for the month so she reached for her pen and Post-it note and began drawing with a high fever, deep chills and doubling over in guttural pain, she drew.

While en route to the emergency room, she was brushing up against the cryptids of her story as her temperature neared 104 degrees, and minutes before she’d end up in an emergency room fighting for her life. Through sepsis, through surgery and recovery, Lisa never missed a deadline and completed the book on 10/31/2018 and published it on Amazon just hours later so it would be ready for her fans’ Halloween evening read.

 CoyWolf Entertainment is happy to announce the forthcoming book, Escape from the Haunted Carnival, Book 5, Hallowink Hollow by Lisa Loucks-Christenson.

We didn’t publish Book 4, The Haunted Carnival in 2020, because we wanted to bring that book, along with the sequel to it out together, so the fans didn’t have to wait an entire year for the ending. 



Lisa Loucks-Christenson is creating the cover illustration today, October 1, 2021, for the fifth book in the Hallowink Hallow Series, a best-selling series, in a genre she never expected to enter: horror.

Providing complications don’t arise like her experiences in the past, she hopes to compete this book, creating one Post-it note per day, for the next 31 days.

Loucks-Christenson went septic on the first day of the annual Inktober contest in 2018. She often jokes at how the cover she created for the second book in the series takes the award for the worst illustration of her life.

What her fans didn’t know, she created it after coming home from working in her gallery/bookstore all day, and was deathly ill. She didn’t want to miss creating the first illustration for the month so she reached for her pen and Post-it note and began drawing with a high fever, deep chills and doubling over in guttural pain, she drew.

While en route to the emergency room, she was brushing up against the cryptids of her story as her temperature neared 104 degrees, and minutes before she’d end up in an emergency room fighting for her life. Through sepsis, through surgery and recovery, Lisa never missed a deadline and completed the book on 10/31/2018 and published it on Amazon just hours later so it would be ready for her fans’ Halloween evening read.

Loucks-Christenson says, "If nothing else, I promise my fans who follow my Hallowink Hollow Series something I couldn't give them last year . . . I only had 31 days. This year, I'll give them the escape!" 

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CoyWolf Entertainment™ Announces Upcoming Release of Hapless Harry: The Minnesota Muscovy Documentary

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CoyWolf Entertainment™ Announces Upcoming Release of Hapless Harry: The Minnesota Muscovy Documentary

 

CoyWolf Entertainment™

Book Publisher: CoyWolf Entertainment™

Author, Photographer, and Illustrator: Lisa Loucks-Christenson

Series: Stories of the Whitewater Valley, Minnesota

Pages:144 pages | color illustrations, sketches, and photos

Formats: e-book, paperback, and hardcover.

ISBN-13:  978-1-970165-05-0  | Hardcover

Price: $32.00 USD      

Release: February 10, 2022       

Hapless Harry: The Minnesota Muscovy Duck Documentary  

Summary

A wildlife documentary recorded in the Whitewater Valley—in The Blufflands of southeast Minnesota. The true story of a Muscovy Duck who followed a unique path into the wild and our hearts. 

Hapless Harry, the Minnesota Muscovy Duck, is the diary of a duck’s life, documented with real photos, illustrations, and hand-drawn comics created by the author and based on her unlikely hero.

 

BLURB

The true story of a Minnesota Muscovy Duck, this documentary was created as a photo record, diary, sketchbook, and memory of sorts of our time together in the spring and summer of 2009.

In the shadows of the scum-covered pond behind some swamp plants, the moment this author realized it was a Muscovy Duck peeking out, Hapless Harry’s future looked short.

Without a single flight feather, this extraordinary duck gave rise to the spirits of others, speaking their language, connecting with their hearts, and sharing answers to their every call.

We don’t know how Hapless Harry made it to shore through tributaries, ponds, or streams. But he and this author would not have crossed paths had he traveled in any other direction—or just a few miles further north to the Mississippi River.

During Hapless Harry’s brief visit here on earth, he taught us a lot about the human condition, how friends came in all shapes, sizes, and species. All their adventures are here, as witnessed and recorded through the eyes of a nature journalist covering her daily outdoor beat.

The author hopes this story will continue blessing those who find it, a reason to visit and re-read Hapless Harry: The Minnesota Muscovy Duck Documentary. A duck, who, in retrospect, may not have been such a lost duck after all.

“Finally, a story from nature where the underdog fights and wins a few battles anyway, before their last departure.” Lisa Loucks-Christenson

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Story Antics® and Story Antics Personalized Books™

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Story Antics® and Story Antics Personalized Books™

Lisa Loucks-Christenson is the president of Story Antics Personalized Books™ and owner of Story Antics® Australian Trademark and Children's Book Marketplace. 

Lisa bought the assets from Lara Solomon founder and Chief Storyteller for the brand and brought them to the USA. All work created here and forward is illustrated, written, created in the USA.

The list of books Loucks-Christenson bought in the asset sale include recipe books, environmental, family, holidays and more. There were 18 books included in the sale, in which Christenson is redeveloping into American English, to be released in the USA. 

Loucks-Christenson has written and illustrated five books new titles for the personalized division of Story Antics, since acquiring Story Antics in late March 2021. They are co-branded with her Bow Wow Detectives® imprint and series that she is the creator for. 

UPCOMING STORY ANTICS PERSONALIZED BOOKS:

His Name is Scooter!

VALENTINE'S ADVENTURES:

Museum Monday!

Blustery Tuesday!

Faire Friday!

Stowaway Saturday!

Shipwreck Sunday!

Wednesday: TBA

Thursday: TBA

Each titles is created in watercolor, watercolor pencils, ink by Lisa Loucks-Christenson, who is completing a book every month for this line. Lisa writes for several series, mostly Christian inspirational, suspense, supernatural. 

 

Two more titles (not announced as of 9/9/2021) for Wednesday and Thursday, and these two books will complete the Valentine's Adventures of the Week Series. More books featuring Valentine are planned. Valentine is a Chihuahua and real Ambassador for Loucks-Christenson's Bow Wow Detectives® line of books, art, cards, Photo Traders, and more.

26 books, more titles in progress. Loucks-Christenson has a series of graphic novels planned, where customers can add their family or friends names (from her pool of names) into the action and adventures. This line will be released in 2022.

 

 

 

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