Arts, Dining & Entertainment

“Vermont Wild” author to visit Rutland

Courtesy of Phoenix Books

“Vermont Wild” has reached its fifth volume, continuing its popularity among locals and visitors alike.

Saturday, Dec. 16, 1 p.m.—RUTLAND— On Saturday, Dec. 16 from 1-4 p.m., Phoenix Books Rutland will host a meet-and-greet and book signing with Megan Price, the author of the popular “Vermont Wild” series featuring tales from the state’s fish and game wardens. Price will personalize a copy of the new “Vermont Wild Volume #5” for the hunter or wildlife-watcher in your life.

A former award-winning journalist and Vermont legislator, Price has been called a folklore artist for her ability to breathe life into little known, true tales of the Green Mountains as told by those who lived them. “The books are a working man’s history,” Price said.

Price gives credit to the retired game wardens who share their adventures with her, putting their names and photos in the books.

“I’m always looking for more wardens, more deputies, more good stories, from any state. I want to save good stories and share them,” she said. “The older fellows tend to have the best stories!”

Whether confronting moose, rescuing raccoons, training reluctant tracking dogs or searching for clues to catch clever poachers, Price’s true tales of our North Woods resonate with all ages, tourists as well as Vermont natives. The “Wild” books are taken to hunting camp, taught in middle and high schools to encourage children to read and write their own stories, read out loud in nursing homes and mailed world wide to those who love Vermont.

Phoenix Books Rutland is located at 2 Center St. in Rutland. Copies of “Vermont Wild” volumes 1-5 will be available. For more information, visit

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