For those of you who don't know Dusty has been working on a book for a while. He is still not finished but is coming along great. He is writing about a particular snake that he is keeping and breeding. No one has ever compiled the information that he is gathering--this will be a first in this genre.
He sent a sample chapter to ECO the largest reptile publishing company in the world and THEY ARE GOING TO PUBLISH HIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am SO PROUD of him. He has worked so hard. He told me that he has had this vision for a while and just knew if he worked on it, someone would publish him. Well, he did it and the best publishing company for his audience is going to publish it. They are going to publish 2,000 copies to start with and see how that goes. He has a really niche market but feels confident that this is the first of many books to follow. This will really catapult his status in the field as an expert. He also got invited to speak this summer out in West Texas at a Herpetological Society Convention and he will be the only speaker!!!! He will be speaking in front of his mentors and also in front of the guy who owns ECO, Bob Ashleigh. (I don't know if I spelled his last name right...)
Dusty will do great. I can't go but I am HOPING someone will video tape it for me. I might even go buy a video camera and send it with him. Let's all wish Dusty congratulations!!