The Beef Princess of Practical County

This blog evolved from the publication of my first novel, THE BEEF PRINCESS OF PRACTICAL COUNTY.  It’s a middle grade novel for readers age 9 to adult.   It was released in hardcover in April 2009 by Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books.  The paperback release is set for Summer 2010. 

I needed a place to talk to my readers and to post random thoughts.  So, here I am.  Just me.  And , if you’re reading this, then you too!  If you’ve read THE BEEF PRINCESS OF PRACTICAL COUNTY, drop me a line.  If you haven’t, then skeedaddle on out to your local library!  You won’t regret spending some time on the farm.

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8 comments on “The Beef Princess of Practical County”

  1. Twyla Hayes

    I read THE BEEF PRINCESS OF PRACTICAL COUNTY and truly enjoyed it. It brought back good memories of getting ready for the county fair.

  2. kayla bradshaw

    Hey,my name is kayla and i have just now started to read your book im only on the first 2 chapters but it seems like a good book so far…
    I cant belive at the names her friend had for the calfs and most of all the name she had picked out for her veryy own cat lol!!!!!!!!!!
    I found out about this book by my book club readers in pink its very interesting thanks for your time bye. 🙂
    p.s-you may have known about the other readers in pink by some of the other commentes from my fellow readers. 🙂


  3. Kieren Ussery

    We’re reading your book in the “Readers in Pink” book club in Adair County (Columbia,Ky). I like it so far! Keep writing! 🙂

  4. Brittany Lee

    I am reading THE BEEF PRINCESS OF PRACTICAL COUNTY and i like it so far. my uncle has had several cows and i was attached to it and he sold it for meat.

  5. Jenna:)

    So… i have been reading the Beef Princess of Pratical County… and i absolutely LOVE IT!!!!! If it were about pigs it would pretty much be my life here in Central Indiana!! It’s a great book and I hope you keep writing about showing and preparing livestock because i dont usually get into books but this one i got into because i can relate a lot of it to my life!! keep it up!!!!!!!!!!!! By the way i love the barn at the top of the website page!! i love old barns!

    • Michelle

      Hi Jenna! Thanks for your comment! Someone suggested I work on a pig book next. Actually, I went from a cattle book to a gnome book, but I could go back to the farm and do a pig book next! GOOD LUCK with your future shows!

  6. jordan sedensky

    I am 12 and I’m in 4-H with steers, Hogs, and goats and funny enough my best friends name is libby. R loved the book its one of my favorites.

    • Michelle

      I’m so happy you liked Beef Princess! I had lots of fun writing it and its sequel The Practical County Drama Queen. Have a great 4-H year! Keep reading! Michelle

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