Illustration © Heather Ross
Much of Heather Ross’s creative work has been inspired by her eccentric upbringing in the 1970s in a family of artists and idealists in a rural corner of Vermont, an environment defined by stunning natural beauty, creative and innovative living, and daily lessons in self-reliance. In How to Catch a Frog: And Other Stories of Family, Love, Dysfunction, Survival, and DIY, Ross retraces her path from bohemian childhood to adult life as an artist, entrepreneur, mother, and wife.
For the next couple of weeks Ross will be traveling the country to spread the word about her new book. Catch Heather for a reading and signing at a stop near you--and support your local bookstore! Every one who purchases a book at a book tour stop will also receive a special-edition print (see above right) from Heather. Plus, Heather will be previewing her new fabric line with Windham.
May 10 @ 1PM: Corte Madera, CA - Book Passage in the SF Ferry Building (51 Tamal Vista Blvd.)
May 12 @ 7:30PM: Portland, OR - Powell’s City of Books (1005 W. Burnside St.)
May 13 @ 7:30PM: Denver, CO - Tattered Cover (2526 E. Colfax Ave.)
May 14 @ 7PM: Austin, TX - Book People (603 North Lamar)
May 15 @ 7PM: Wayzata, MN - The Bookcase (824 East Lake St.)
May 17 @ 2PM: Chicago, IL - Book Cellar, hosted at the Sulzer Library (4455 N. Lincoln Ave.)
May 22 @ 7PM: Brooklyn, NY - Powerhouse Arena, NYC (37 Main St.)
Early praise for How to Catch a Frog:
These brave and beautiful stories reveal the essence of Heather's singular creative gift--her talent for turning chaos into something magical and unexpected, with resourcefulness, wit, and wisdom.
–Denyse Schmidt, designer and artist
You will be instantly smitten by this intoxicating memoir filled with truths, mystery, and magic. What a treasure to peek into the makings of this beautiful dreamer!
–Amy Butler, artist and author
Can't make the tour? Enter for a chance to win a free copy of the book via Goodreads!