Poultney Public Library to Host ‘Vermont Wild’ Author
Gripping game warden stories will be the topic at the Poultney Public Library from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 5, when the author of ‘Vermont Wild, Adventures of Fish and Game Wardens,’ Megan Price, will be signing books and encouraging fans to share their stories. Retired game warden Norman Brown of Wells and deputy warden Terry Williams of Poultney feature prominently in Price’s latest book. “Warden Brown and his deputies quietly pursued one poacher for years. He was very clever and always just out of reach,” Price said. “The tenacity, courage and stroke of luck required to stop his poaching operation is truly remarkable.”
Price has been called a folklore artist for her ability to breathe life into yellowed, hand-written police affidavits. Humor figures prominently in her stories, which are enjoyed by ages nine to 99. “Readers understand how dangerous a warden’s job can be. There’s no need to dwell on it,” Price noted. “But danger and irony are often intertwined and the pairing can produce a riveting story. Fans tell me many of these stories are page turners they just can’t put down.”
Each story is preceded by an illustration and the print is extra large to help children and aging adults read easily. The books are available at Hermit Hill in Poultney, Phoenix Books in Rutland, the Wells Country Store, Northshire Books, Kinney Drugs in Bomoseen and shops statewide. All four ‘Vermont Wild’ titles will also be available for purchase at the event.
Poultney Public Library is located at 205 Main Street in downtwon Poultney. Call 802-287-5556 to learn more.