VT Humorist and Great Desserts to be Featured at Dover Fundraiser
Megan Price, author of ‘Vermont Wild: Adventures of Fish and Game Wardens,’ will share secrets behind her best-selling wacky, true game warden series as guest speaker at Dover Library’s annual Dessert Social Fundraiser at 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 11, in the Town Hall at 102 Route 100. The event marks the 25th anniversary of this popular event. Price’s best-selling Vermont books are populated by zany warden encounters with ravenous bears, charging moose, hard-headed hunting dogs and countless wily poachers. Each book is a collection of short stories told by former conservation officers who patrolled the Green Mountains. Their stories are harrowing, humorous and fun for all ages. Price has been termed a folklore artist for her ability to ferret out woodsmen with great adventures and then write their stories in a way that makes them entertaining reading for all ages. There’s no bad language or gratuitous violence in the stories and the books are used in schools by teachers and taken to hunting camp.
A former award-winning journalist and three-term state legislator, Price began putting game warden stories on paper when retired game warden and friend Eric Nuse of Johnson suggested the two collaborate in capturing the humorous highlights of his 32-year career. With the help of caricaturist Bob Lutz of Fairfax, also a retired game warden, ‘Vermont Wild, Volume One,’ immediately became a runaway best seller at many Green Mountain bookstores and gift shops. When fans clamored for more stories, Price invited other retired wardens to share their zany woods adventures. The result has been three more Vermont Wild volumes and a fifth book, ‘Maine Wild, Volume One.’
“I encourage all ages to turn out in support of the Dover Library at this event and have some fun. I’ll share some stories that haven’t yet made it into print,” said Price, who will be available to sign books following her talk.