Millions of years before Twitter and Instagram and Facebook and email, before telephones and telegraphs and the postal service, the rodent forest-folk of Shadowshine: An Animal Adventure spread their news through the Canopy Connection. It was all they needed to stay informed and up to date.
The Canopy Connection blog is here to keep you, current and future fans of the book, informed and up to date on Johnny Armstrong’s dual journeys as a first-time published novelist and a long-time dedicated conservationist. Some of you are avid readers of quality fiction who might even be in the process of writing your own books. Johnny’s experiences along the book promotion trail will both entertain and educate you.
For those who, like Johnny, aren’t content to simply talk about our world’s escalating ecological crisis, but are committed to ending it, his own woodland ecosystem restoration work at Wafer Creek Ranch will open your eyes in words and pictures to what can be done to foster the rescue of our vanishing biodiversity wherever we might live.
Your thoughts matter, so please take a moment to leave a comment on the posts that really resonate with you. There’ll be a new one every other week or so.
Coming Soon: Johnny looks back on starting the Shadowshine promotion tour in his hometown.
Johnny Armstrong, Author
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
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