Last week I gave away a new copy of my favorite boy-meets-dog book, *Big Red,* by Jim Kjelgaard. What are some of your favorite boy/dog/adventure stories? #kidsbooks #adventurestories #booksforboys #adventurebooks #boymeetsdog #naturestudy
I recently reviewed my favorite boy-meets-dog story, *Big Red*, on @story_warren, and ended by saying that every boy should read it. To help with that, I’ve decided to give away one brand-new copy in a random drawing. TO ENTER: * Follow @jamesdwitmer * Like this post * Tag a friend who might enjoy *Big Red* in the comments. * Each additional comment counts for another entry! Giveaway ends Saturday at noon, and I will contact the winner by Instagram Message to get your shipping address. Sorry, USA residents only. This giveaway is not affiliated with Instagram. #naturestudy #livingbooks #bookstagram #booksforboys #jimkjelgaard @bigoldgardenstories
Somewhere along the way I became a guy who reads multiple books at once. Here’s what I’m #currentlyreading: THE TWO TOWERS It’s been 10+ years since I’ve read this one, and I’m partially listening to it as audiobook. Returning to Middle Earth feels strangely like coming home. Good for the soul. . THE MAGNIFICENT JOURNEY Study group read with @StPetersAnglicanButler. Quiet insight. Contemplative. . THE DEAN’S WATCH A novel of darkness & hiddenness/light & epiphany, with meditation on what makes a life meaningful. Belatedly tagging along with @elizabethgoudgebookclub. . MIND OF THE MAKER Only a chapter+ into this one. Brain food. Challenging. Who knew D. L. Sayers was such a cranky bird? #amreading #bookstagram #bookstacks (Sweet coffee tumbler by @eddyefaw for @tumbleweedthompsonofficial)
I’m happy (not to say *Merry*) to announce that *The Long Freeze*, a @bigoldgardenstories Christmas story has arrived much, much more than fashionably late to audiobook. It was fantastic to have Jimmy Kiefer return as narrator. Man, does he have a great storyteller’s voice! Whenever you start thinking Christmas again, *The Long Freeze* will be there waiting on Audible and Amazon! #naturestories #naturestudy #kidlit #shortstory #backyardwildlife #amwriting
Hi, I’m James. I’m the author of the @bigoldgardenstories, and managing editor for @storywarren. I like to write about adventure, small woodland creatures, and what happens when you realize there are no ordinary places. I love getting to work with Story Warren’s amazing cadre of wise, talented, and imaginative people of faith. And I’m grateful to spend most of my time being husband, dad, and sometimes Mr. fix-it at our slightly weatherbeaten old house. I’m turning 40 this week and, to celebrate, I’m putting both of my Kindle books on sale for only 0.99! I hope you enjoy reading them as much as we enjoyed making them.
I can’t get enough of this beautiful bright, snowy weather, or @juliewitmergardens pictures of it. #winterishere #winter #snow #snowy #bigoldgarden #havenwood #bigoldgardenstories
View from the bottom shrubbery corner, by @juliewitmergardens. Winter weather is finally really here! #havenwood #home #bigoldgarden #whitepine #noordinaryplaces
Winter weekend. It is well / it is well with my soul #bigoldgardenstories #grateful #dadlife #adventureisoutthere #noordinaryplaces
Pierogi Day! “...it is a precious thing to glimpse any story larger than our own.” https://storywarren.com/remembering-our-place/
Jumping on the “9 Best Posts” bandwagon. 2018 was a big year for loosing my tales into the world. I’m grateful for all the families who gave them a welcoming place to roost.