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Friday, November 10, 2017

PRESS RELEASE for 9780996378529

Dear reader,
    The image atop this entry features a sheet that will accompany the press release for the hard-cover format of "Words In Our Beak Volume One." The press release reads as follows:

For more information, please contact:
Patricia Youngquist, The Last Leaf Gardener; Phone: 212-877-1283 / E-Mail: Ingram Book Group; Phone: 615-793-5000 /

WORDS IN OUR BEAK, VOLUME ONE is now available in a hardcover print edition from Ingram Book Group.

New York, NY — November 1, 2017 — Birders and city dwellers, be delighted! Words In Our Beak, Volume One by Patricia Youngquist [ISBN: 978-0-9963785-2-9] is now available in a hardcover edition for order by booksellers from publisher Ingram Book Group
 ( The story is a narrative told from the perspective of a friendly and astute female cardinal named Cam, who gives readers her perspective on how birds see humans while also informing readers about the joys and hardships of life in her winged world. For anyone even mildly interested in birds, this is a delightfully imaginative and heartwarming introduction to the feathered friends in our midst.

Cam spends much of her time in the author’s roof–top terrace garden in Manhattan, entertaining readers — children and adults alike — with her witty observations about urban life in this fun and fact–filled work. We get a “bird’s eye view” of New York City scenery, and what it’s like for Cam and her friends to search for food, cope with heavy rain, and take care of their families and each other. Cam has much compassion for others (even competitors for food), like mourning doves, because, as she explains, they can more easily lose toes in freezing cold. She loves “people-ing” (observing humans), “flora-ing” (admiring urban gardens), and eating black–oil sunflower seeds.

The author — who Cam calls “TLLG” after Ms. Youngquist’s award–winning blog, The Last Leaf Gardener — includes over 300 stunning color photos and references to several short, garden–themed videos which she produced that will expand reader experience and knowledge.

This hardcover edition is complemented by the softcover version published by MagCloud, a division of Blurb, Inc., and as an e–pub available through both Amazon Kindle and Apple iTunes. Sample pages are available for viewing.

Words In Our Beak, Volume One ISBN: 978-0-9963785-2-9

About Patricia Youngquist
Patricia Youngquist, The Last Leaf Gardener, is a visual artist and writer whose work seamlessly moves between the disciplines of photography, blogging, and videography. Starting with her emotionally impressionistic black–and– white photography that evolved into her colorful prismatic kaleidoscopics created with a pinhole camera of her own design, Patricia’s photography now focuses on the lushly realistic flora and fauna of her urban garden and sharp, intimate close ups of the birds and insects who visit it. As a blogger, Patricia uses simple and accessible verbiage to paint vividly descriptive mental images, a skill that is translated into her lyrical videos which celebrate moments in time.

For more information, please go to or or follow The Last Leaf Gardener on Facebook:


The Last Leaf Gardener, Ansonia Station, P. O. Box 230503, New York, NY 10023/ E-mail:
Ingram Book Group; Phone: 615-793-5000 /

If anyone so inclined, Cam and I would truly appreciate it being forwarded to those who might be interested in this version of "Words In Our Beak Volume One."


The digital versions of Volume One within the Words In Our Beak book series that are mentioned in this entry may only remain available for a limited time, but hardcover versions of Volume One, Two and Three can now be found wherever books are soldPlease click here to go to my blog post that provides details as to where you can get these books.

Additionally, I have rendered some images from these books into other formats and they are available via Fine Art America (FAA). Some of my other photographs (Black & White Collection, Kaleidoscopic Images and the famous Mandarin duck who visited NYC) can also be found on my FAA pages.

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