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The Perfect Holiday Gift

In case you’re still looking for the perfect holiday gift for your loved one, I have a suggestion: my book.

Here’s who this book would be a good gift for:

1. Kids
2. Adults
3. People who like fantasy novels
4. People who don’t care for fantasy but like a well-told story
5. People who love good character development
6. People who like learning about trees
7. My friends
8. Naturalists
9. People from Kansas
10. People from other states and countries
11. People who like pen and ink drawings
12. People who like squirrels
13. Everyone else

So grab a paperback for that special someone this holiday. If you order soon you’ll get it in time for Christmas with Amazon Prime.

Or join my mailing list for a free downloadable art print you can give them while they wait expectantly for the book to arrive! Just scroll down until you see the Free Artwork Here button!


  1. Christopher Watts says:

    Mr. Hooge,
    I have just signed up for your email list. I love the illustrations, the website, fantasy novels, even trees (I lived most of my life in Ottawa, Ontario, which as Canada’s capital is the home of the Department of Agriculture and Central Experimental Farm. https://www.pc.gc.ca/apps/dfhd/page_nhs_eng.aspx?id=1818 Every birthday, which fell in late October, my favourite activity was to check out the many wonderful trees on their property in all their autumnal glory. As a writer myself, I can well imagine the work that you went through to write, produce and publish Leafensong. My congratulations. Look forward to reading the book.

    1. papahooge says:

      Chris—This is a very belated reply. Thank you for your comment. I looked up the farm you mentioned online and I bet it has a lot of great trees to visit, especially in the fall. October is a glorious month for looking at foliage!

      I’m curious as to what you are writing. Do you mean as part of your job or are you writing fiction or nonfiction outside of work? My editor is reviewing Book 2 right now, and I’m now rewriting and adding to Book 3 in my Leafensong series, since I’ve added a number of characters and storylines to the full story since writing the last version of Book 3. And of course, I now see many things that need to be changed. It’s difficult to know when to stop rewriting.

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