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I am Corinne Tippett and I wrote “Just A Couple of Chickens” about my family and our poultry adventures in Santa Fe, New Mexico. It was going to be a light, funny story about an urban transplant wannabe homesteader family and my blown egg and natural feather business, www.TheFeatheredEgg.com. Then the economic crash of 2008 turned it into a very real grapes-of-wrath style memoir. My family and I moved to Portland, Oregon and we went to work turning trouble into hope, and putting it out in self published book form.
I am a writer and a mom, and a wife, daughter, aunt, niece, sister, friend… I started writing dubious poetry and wild stories at age 8, and finally began submitting material for publication in 1992. “Just a Couple of Chickens” was my first book, and my second book is an aviation history biography featuring my grandfather, Col. C. J. Tippett. It is almost ready for release. I am currently working on the chicken-book sequel, possibly titled “Just a Couple More.”
I grew up in Australia and Argentina and Arizona with my parents and two sisters before I left home and went to California. I graduated from Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara with a BA in Industrial/Scientific Photography. After working at two National Laboratories, I spent 10 years as a stay home mom and chicken entrepreneur…. and the book, Just a Couple of Chickens, tells the rest of that story up to the part where the sequel is supposed to take over. It’s a memoir, and thus never quite finished until I am. Isn’t it?
This is my author website as well as home of The Westchester Press, where I post informational and entertaining blogs on self-publishing, writing, topics related to the books, and topics related to www.TheFeatheredEgg.com (that’s the chicken entrepreneur part). Blog topics that I used to post at www.TheFreeRooster.com are also now posted here with fantastically appropriate categorization.
The Westchester Press is the publisher of my books because I self publish. Despite the obvious nature of the term “self publish” it took me a while to realize that it meant I had to become a publisher in order to publish myself. More information about The Westchester Press is available here.
My list of publications is available through this link. Book reviews are located on the related book pages. I am still writing dubious poetry and wild stories and look forward to continuing to turn hope into success, and putting it out in book form as well. Thank you for visiting my website and feel invited to contact me!