Finally! The fall and winter compilation - By the Hearth - is almost here! This incredible compilation of the first five years of issues filled with fall and winter herbal wisdom and knowledge is just weeks away from release. The Essential Herbal Magazine is entering our 10th year of publication. Those first years were amazing, filled with the generous and creative sharing from herbalists everywhere. Our audience was very small though, and we have put those magazines into a volume you won't want to miss.
Like the spring and fall compilation - Under the Sun there are over 225 pages (245, in fact) of recipes, herbal lore, herbal remedies, experiences, wild edibles, crafting instructions, and information. By the Hearth also includes an entire section devoted to projects for holiday gifts and decorations.
But here's the fun part: we're having a pre-release special! If you order before the printer delivers it to us, you get a full 20% off the cover price. It is just $19.95 until November 7th, but after it arrives here, the price will go up to $24.95.
Oh, but that's not all! Every book ordered during the pre-release special will be entered into a drawing for some great prizes. There will be a lot of winners, too! Prizes so far:
* we'll be giving away some subscriptions to The Essential Herbal Magazine
* our friend Dennis Ellingson will be sending signed copies of his soon-to-be-released book, God's Wild Herbs, filled with information, pictures, and recipes on 121 wild edibles around us.
* Maryanne at Torchsong Studio has created a bracelet called "Ice & Snow" as a prize, and I have her thinking about one of her teapot pendants in colors that commemorate the cover.
* We'll be working on some of the crafts in the book to add to the list, some luscious soap, and I will be contacting some of our advertisers and suppliers (or feel free to contact me if you'd like to supply a prize), so expect this list to grow! I will post the prize list periodically as we go on.
*** order as many as you like on the special, they will make excellent gifts for the herbies on your holiday gift list. Each book gets another entry into the drawing :-).