Jaquelyn M. Howard’s Book Finds New Relevance as Nature Films, Books Gain Attention

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Essay, poetry contributors confirm bird is word in ‘Tale Feathers’

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From poems to personal and historical essays, the book reflects on varying aspects of birds, including behaviors, flight patterns and the historical significance of different types of birds.

Author and avian field biologist Jacquelyn M. Howard creates a literary documentary of birds in her nonfiction collection, “Tale Feathers: A Celebration of Birds, Birders and Bird Watching” (published by iUniverse). This collection follows in the successful tradition of nature documentaries focused on birds such as the iconic BBC production “The Life Of Birds” hosted by Sir David Attenborough, as well as “Winged Migration” and “March of the Penguins,” and more recent wildlife films such as 2014’s “Bears” and 2012’s “Chimpanzee,” which continue to do well in box offices.

Organized into three sections on birds, birders and bird watching, “Tale Feathers” features writings on a number of topics related to birds. Bird owners share their favorite bird stories and bird watchers offer their best advice for sighting birds in the wild.

From poems to personal and historical essays, the book reflects on varying aspects of birds, including behaviors, flight patterns and the historical significance of different types of birds. In their individual ways, the contributing writers reflect on the deep connections they share with birds of all shapes and sizes.

Praise for “Tale Feathers”:

“From Antarctica, to Panama, to your own backyard, ‘Tale Feathers’ celebrates the delightful experience of birding and the wonder of birds. Whether you are an ardent birder, a beginner, or just want to share your passion for birds with others, this book is for you.”
—Merrie Morrison,
Vice President of Operations, American Bird Conservancy

“Thanks you very much for sending me a copy of your book. I am very flattered that you should have included Gareth Huw Davies very complimentary piece [on me].”
With best wishes,
Sir David Attenborough

“Tale Feathers”
By Jacquelyn M. Howard
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 300 pages | ISBN 9781440173332
E-Book | 300 pages | ISBN 9781440173349
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Jacquelyn M. Howard is an environmental management specialist, naturalist, avian field biologist and writer. She earned a bachelor’s degree in agriculture from the University of Vermont and a master’s degree in environmental management and quantitative analysis from Duke University. She is trained in bird identification and bird-banding.

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, LLC, self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on BarnesandNoble.com. iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice, Rising Star and Editor’s Choice designations—self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit iuniverse.com or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.

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