Want a sneak peek of my book, Lawn Gone? Here’s an excerpt!

My new book

My book is taking its first baby steps out into the world. An excerpt is now available on Scribd, so check it out (below) if you’d like a sneak peek! The excerpt includes the introduction and chapter 1, plus the table of contents, so it’ll give you a good idea of the rest of the book. I hope you like it!

And remember, you can pre-order now and receive your copy as soon as it’s released in February. Look for the pre-ordering links in the excerpt below.

Lawn Gone! by Pam Penick – Excerpt

All material © 2006-2012 by Pam Penick for Digging. Unauthorized reproduction prohibited.

16 Responses

  1. Laura says:

    I can’t wait to get my hands on your book. This is one think I would love to do as a garden designer/coach.

    I hope it’ll give you some good ideas for your new business, Laura. —Pam

  2. jenny says:

    Just read the prevue and it is WONDERFUL. Can’t wait to read the rest.

    Thank you, dear Jenny. I wish the page with the photo of your lovely garden was in the preview! —Pam

  3. Cat says:

    Can’t wait to read this!!! Congrats on the book and reviews…sounds like a lot of work has paid off!!

    Thanks, Cat! Things are rolling along now, but plenty of publicity work still to go. So different from writing—a lot less solitary, for one thing! —Pam

  4. Peter says:

    Looks great! Hope you sell a ton of them.

    Oh, me too, Peter. Me too. :-) —Pam

  5. Randy says:

    How exciting for you! I’m glad things are all falling into place.

    Thank you, Randy. I appreciate the good wishes! —Pam

  6. Jason says:

    Oh, thanks a lot! Another book I have to buy. Congratulations!

    You’re welcome, Jason. And thank YOU! —Pam

  7. Denise says:

    Love that photo with the Adirondacks. Congrats on the baby steps — sure to be off and running before you know it.

    Thank you, Denise. Isn’t that photo gorgeous? It’s one of several in my book by the talented Mark Golbach from Madison, Wisconsin. —Pam

  8. threeduckfarm says:

    After looking at the preview I hopped over to Amazon to order it and only after checking out did I notice it only comes out in February! February can’t come soon enough as I’m moving to Texas in a month to a newly built house with zero landscaping, just dirt and some Mesquite trees and I know very little about gardening in arid/hot climates. Book looks fantastic though, can’t wait.

    Thank you for ordering my book, TDF, and welcome to Texas too! You didn’t say what part of Texas you’re moving to, but if it’s central Texas check out my other book recommendations and reviews. Not all are specific to our region, but many are. —Pam

  9. I just pre-ordered your book on Amazon prime Pam – great deal AND free shipping – sweet! There was no question I was gonna buy it, I am glad you posted this to remind me. Just in your WONDERFUL sneak peek alone I got two ideas I am going to implement in my garden. It is like you speak to me, even though I know you are speaking to the world. ;) It is so well written, and great pictures, great ideas, great plans that are so universal. COME ON FEB! I want my book!!!! Seriously, I can’t wait!!!!!

    Your comment makes my heart sing, Heather. I’m thrilled to hear that my writing speaks to you! Writing is a solitary business, but I try to write as if speaking with a friend or client who’s interested in gardening too. So I AM writing to you, see? :-) Thanks for the pre-order too! —Pam

  10. jen says:

    Wow Pam, somehow I missed that you were writing a book! I will put this on my wish list, maybe a nice elf will get it for me for Christmas, it looks GREAT! I usually don’t buy these kind of gardening books, because they don’t offer the kind of concrete planning suggestions I see in your sample chapter; I’m sold!

    Hi, Jen. I’m glad to know I haven’t been bombarding everyone with the news about my book, since you didn’t know — ha! Thanks for the words of support. I wrote it to be helpful with both ideas and concrete how-to information for beginning gardeners and anyone who wants some fresh ideas. —Pam

  11. ks says:

    My lawn has been gone for several years, and I support your efforts and those of anyone who promotes their demise. I will definitely purchase a copy !

    Thanks so much for your support, KS! —Pam

  12. Shirley says:

    Congratulations, this is so exciting to see your book become a reality.

    It looks beautiful and full of great ideas!

    I believe it is, Shirley, but like any proud mother, I’m a bit biased. :-) Thanks so much for your kind words! —Pam

  13. Katina says:

    So cool, Pam – I’m so excited for you and can’t wait to read the book!

    Thanks so much, Katina! —Pam

  14. Gail says:

    This is so exciting, you must be dancing through the garden! Congrats to you for all your hard work! xogail

    Thank you, Gail! Yes, dancing and, well, digging up more lawn grass lately actually. —Pam

  15. Ismail N says:

    I have only looked through a few pages and I am already impressed. You have done a great job. Congratulations and hope to see your books in all bookstores!

    Thank you, Ismail! —Pam

  16. JD Bell says:

    As a suburban farmer here in North Dallas, I am looking forward to this book for some helpful suggestions as I continue to replace my backyard with organically grown edible crops. My wife would like to introduce some ornamentals between the beds.

    The Bell Back 400 (as in feet, not acres) backyard farm continues to expand.

    Also sharing my experiences in organic farming on my blog.