Coming in Paperback!


My book is coming out in paperback this October. Check out the paperback cover! What do you think? (I love it!)

In case you don’t know what it’s about, here’s the back cover copy from the hardcover.

It was a cold late autumn day when I brought my children to live in rural West Virginia. The farmhouse was one hundred years old, there was already snow on the ground, and the heat was sparse–as was the insulation. The floors weren’t even, either. My then-twelve-year-old son walked in the door and said, “You’ve brought us to this slanted little house to die.”

Thus begins former romance writer Suzanne McMinn’s wild ride into self-sustainable living halfway up a hill on one of the most remote dirt roads in West Virginia, with a cast including her children, an enigmatic partner, the “rural neighborhood” of quirky characters, and a whole slew of ridiculous and uncooperative farm animals. An unlikely adventurer, the suburban born-and-bred author tackles one daunting challenge after another on her new 40-acre farm, from hatching chickens and milking a cow to herding sheep and making her own cheese. Whether she’s trying to convince a goat to accept its baby or just get her ornery neighbor to move over and let her pass on the road, every page of her adventure is fraught with laughter, passion, drama, and the risk of losing it all before she figures out why she’s doing it in the first place. And when she does lose it all, she discovers a triumph she never expected–along with the truth for which she’d been searching all along.

Based on her long-running, wildly popular blog, Chickens in the Road, Suzanne McMinn brings country life to vivid color with all the candor, comedy, and danger of a rollicking good adventure.

Put on your chore boots and jump in.

You can see the video book trailer:

And get a free peek at the first chapter here.

You can read more about the book, including reviews, here.

You can Pre-order the Paperback Now!

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  1. cindyinohio says:

    Love, love, love the cover (and the book)!

  2. DeniseS says:

    Love the paperback cover, too. Who’s the “star” in the photo with the glass of wine?

  3. Starfish says:

    Congratulations Suzanne on the paperbook of your book coming out !!!! I too think the cover is wonderful but…….the only thing that would have made it better in my eyes…….a sultry cabernet in the glass by the gorgeous chicken!!!
    I LOVE IT !!!!

  4. yvonnem says:

    Love it! I’m going to buy it even though I already have the hard cover signed by both you and Morgan (and I have read it twice)! You are such a great writer, I can’t wait for you to write another. :heart:

  5. Cousin Mark says:

    Can I play myself in the movie? If not how about George Clooney or John Goodman. Good cover picture but I did not figure out if the chicken goes with white wine or is it the chicken’s favorite ripple??
    Congratulations Cousin .

  6. whaledancer says:

    I really like the cover design.

  7. Leah says:

    I was the winner of the hard copy giveaway! It’s awesome. Think I’ll read it again!

  8. Jalapino says:


    I just finished, rather inhaled your book. I loved, loved, loved it and felt cheated when I realized it was the end. 😀 I smiled when reading about the RWA conference when you brought your Mom and Morgan was a baby. I remember you introducing them to Nora Roberts and you gave her one of Morgan’s business cards! We were in the hotel lobby and everyone was in love with Morgan.

    And I remember the wine and jalapeno diet! LOL


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