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A Moment of Gratitude
My good friend Tom Aswell, author and blogger, recently visited independent bookstore Cottonwood Books in Baton Rouge, LA. One of the first things he saw as he entered the store was a display of Shadowshine right up front.
Store owner Danny Plaisance commented that he had read “about 40-50 pages of the book and that he thought Johnny was a truly gifted writer. “Every author wants me to read his or her book, which is really impossible to do. But I did read some of Shadowshine and I really enjoyed reading it. It’s extremely well-written. He (Johnny) is an excellent storyteller.”
Thank you, Tom, for visiting Cottonwood Books and thank you, Danny Plaisance, for featuring Shadowshine in your store and for your kind words. I am grateful. JA
Johnny Armstrong, Author
#Biodiversity advocate. Ecosystem Restorationist. Steward of an old-growth forest and woodland in northern Louisiana. #ForestFolkMatter #ScienceMatters
Rescuing Biodiversity (publishing in June 2023) tells the story of Johnny's attempts at Wafer Creek Ranch to preserve a vanishing Louisiana ecosystem and restore the animal and plant species that once lived there.
“An avowed student of life and restoration ecology, Johnny Armstrong expertly teaches us how to restore an imperiled southern ecosystem based on deep research, firsthand experience, and delighted observation of the species that return to his beloved Wafer Creek Ranch. Driving his devotion is the alarming truth that loss of biodiversity poses a threat on par with climate change and his impassioned belief that society can alter that trajectory, one acre at a time.”
Cindy Brown, Executive Director
Land Trust for Louisiana
“Up there on your bookshelf between Tolkien and Watership Down is where this book belongs. As an anthropomorphic adventure that winds through the realm of animals possessing courage, savagery, perseverance, and ultimately wisdom in the face of mounting evil threats – humans disconnected from the natural world – the tale is relevant, if not necessary.”
Kelby Ouchley, Author
Bayou Diversity: Nature & People in the Louisiana Bayou Country
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Shadowshine, An Animal Adventure
by Johnny Armstrong
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