Tuesday, December 13, 2011

I Do It All for the Water Vole

Happy Tuesday! I don't usually post on Tuesday, but today I'm happy to do so for your friend and mine, the water vole.

A special edition of Heather McCorkle’s The Secret Of Spruce Knoll is releasing from Compass Press this month and she’s doing a special tour to go along with it. The special part, a percentage of the proceeds from every special edition sold (in every format) between its release date and 12-12-2012, will go toward Heather’s favorite charity that protects endangered species. Her goal is to make at least $10,000 for the charity.

Of course there are prizes during the tour which goes from December 1st through the 17th. Prizes include a symbolic endangered species adoption of the winner’s choice (a $50 donation by Heather to the charity for the endangered species of the winner’s choice, and cute stuffed animal for the winner!), signed copies of her novels and great swag. For full details, and to enter, go here. http://heathermccorkle.blogspot.com
For the tour Heather has asked each blog host to pick their favorite endangered species and she will tell us a fun or interesting fact about that animal.

Heather: As you know, but many of my yank friends may not, the European water vole is protected by the United Kingdom. These adorable creatures are extremely short-lived. Whether in captivity or the wild, they tend to die after only two years. Now that's a lifespan that requires a bucket-list early on!

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Thank you, Heather! Have a great Tuesday, everyone. 


  1. I just read about this on another blog, and I am so thrilled to see she's doing this! And hooray for the water vole!

  2. Hi Talli and Heather - the Water Vole is a special creature .. what a great promotion for us to help protect endangered species ...

    Thanks for telling us and sharing here ... every species needs as much help as it can get ... Ratty as the Water Vole is better known by .. per Grahame's book: Wind in the Willows.

    Cheers Hilary

  3. Awwww poor sweet water-voles! Thank you lovely Heather for sun a brilliant way of helping out endangered species! Yay!!

    Have a great Tuesday too Talli!
    Take care

  4. What a cute little creature and what a wonderful idea for a book tour.

  5. I love anything to do with nature and our furry friends. A great pleasure to read this.


  6. I love anything to do with nature and our furry friends, a great pleasure to read this.


  7. Those voles sure are cute little creatures. Its great to have a cause an an author. Have a couple myself too. Good luck to Heather and the voles!

  8. OMG, the water vole...yes, scrumptious. I might have to buy Heather's book twice for the Water Vole:)

  9. Protecting those voles is important!

  10. Susan, thank you SO much!

    Hilary, so true, and so sad.

    Old Kitty, my pleasure dear!

    Tricia, thank you.

    World of Poetry, thank you. :)

    Stephen, it is great to have a cause. It keeps me motivated!

    Christa, aw, that's so sweet of you!

    Alex, so true!

  11. hi miss talli! i just saw this at another blog and its got me soooo happy cause you know how much i love animals. i didnt ever hear of a water vole. theres so much animals that need help to survive. im just real happy youre part of helping.
    ...hugs from lenny

  12. Just read about this on Tricia's blog and went over to post a comment! What a great cause!

  13. Those little guys are ADORABLE! Such a shame they have such a short life span!

  14. Everyday there's something new to learn. And that water vole is just too adorable.

  15. And here I thought you were gone already. I never heard of the water vole before. But he's kinda cute :)

  16. I have never heard of a water vole, so sad they have a life span of two years :( is it because of environmental changes?

  17. I was just reading an article that mentioned water voles!

    Great post. :) I love finding out all these facts about endangered species!

  18. Lenny, another reader after my own heart, love it!

    Julie, thank you!

    Peggy, it is sad, and I had no idea until I researched them for Talli.

    Angela, it is terribly cute isn't it?

    Carol, she hung around for me. So sweet of her!

    Saba, they're just one of those short lived creatures.

    Golden Eagle, me too! It's been the funnest part of this wonderful tour.

    Thank you so much for having me by Talli!

  19. Aw, what a cute little chap! Can't believe they have such short lives...

  20. Awww, what a cutie. Glad they're protected.


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