Memoir from 82-year-old Renaissance Man: Born on a Buzzard's Stump - The Epic Saga of a Man and His Myth, Published by BQB Publishing

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BQB Publishing announces release of a autobiographical book that will bring a sense of adventure to everyone who reads it --- from real life adventurers to those of us who just dream about them.

BQB Publishing has published Born on a Buzzard's Stump: The Epic Saga of a Man and His Myth by New Bern, North Carolina author, Alva Harris. The book is available through online booksellers such as Amazon and Barnes and Noble as well as through brick and mortar bookstores around the country. The saga is also available as an ebook through Kindle, Nook, and iBooks. Information about the author and book are available at and

When a young Alva Harris asked the question so many children do, "Where did I come from?" the answer he received was far from ordinary - "A buzzard laid you on a stump and the sun came out and hatched you." That answer spurred in young Harris a desire to discover the world around him and his place in it.

From his beginning as a penniless Depression-era child, "Born on a Buzzard's Stump --- The Epic Saga of a Man and His Myth," takes the reader along on Harris's journey as he treks his way through being a plow-boy, hunter, trapper, taxidermist, commercial fisherman, biological collector, gold miner, military serviceman, ecologist, professor, husband, father, and a man living through a myriad of changes and challenges.

The memoir chronicles journeys of varying lengths and conditions. For example, on Easter Sunday of 1949, Harris and a friend left Hyde County, North Carolina for a trip of high adventure to the territory of Alaska in a 1948 Jeep at a steady speed of thirty-five mph. Austere finances forced the pair to live off the land by having to hunt or fish for their dinner, or go hungry, until they could become gainfully employed in Alaska.

Along with providing intensely personal experiences from his life-long journey, Harris also dazzles the reader's mind and imagination with his description of the remarkable natural world that inspired his lifelong passion and respect for the environment. After eight remarkable decades of adventures, Harris claims that life will still have been too short to learn all he'd like to know and experience within our wonderful universe. Yet the adventures he has traversed within his lifetime would fill the bucket lists of many. Now is his eighties and adjusting to Parkinson's Disease, Harris still dreams and records the memories of his past.

For more information or to contact the author, email terri(at)bqbpublishing(dot)com

About the author:

Alva Harris was the first student to receive a PhD in animal ecology from North Carolina State University. He then spent twenty-five years at Nicholls State University as a professor and environmental consultant. Writing jumped on him without warning as something he must do in order to make sense of his existence. Now in his eighties and adjusting to Parkinson's Disease, Harris still dreams and records the memories of his past.


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