'Bring Jade Home' Book Signing

Volunteer and author Michelle Caffrey's tale of a dog lost in Yellowstone is available in our books section

Boardwalk volunteer and author Michelle Caffrey will be signing her latest book, Bring Jade Home, in the Nature Store at Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary on Friday, February 15 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

The book recounts the tale of Jade, a young Australian shepherd, who went missing in Yellowstone National Park and was on her own for more than 40 days. 

Here’s a description of the book from the website:

“Imagine your dog suddenly lost in the wilds of Yellowstone National Park. Alone. At night. Surrounded by wolves and grizzly bears. Day after day, week after week. How far would you go to find your dog? Time is running out. Predators. Frigid nights. A dangerous landscape. Starvation.

Bring Jade Home is the gripping true story of Jade, a young Australian shepherd, who disappears into Yellowstone's wilderness after a horrific car wreck. Despite their injuries and against doctor's orders, her owners David and Laura leave the Trauma Center to begin a desperate search - can they find Jade before it's too late?

The perfect read for dog lovers and wilderness enthusiasts alike, Bring Jade Home is the heartwarming tale of the owners, park employees, and huge search effort to bring Jade home.

This story will melt your heart and renew your faith in dogs - and people.”

Michelle Caffrey and her husband Paul are both Boardwalk Naturalists at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, primarily serving with the Sunday team.

After years in the software industry, they abandoned successful careers and bought a converted 1906 Dutch barge called the Imagine. They cruised the European waterways for 10 adventure-filled years, while Michelle wrote Just Imagine: A New Life on an Old Boat, the story of their first-year voyage from Holland to France. 

Michelle and Paul now divide their time between Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, and Naples, Florida. Michelle is a member of Romance Writers of America and a co-facilitator of the North Naples/Bonita Springs Writers' Group. 

Bring Jade Home is available for $14.95 in the Nature Store, which is inside the Blair Visitor Center.  Check back for the author’s book signing dates.

For information about volunteering at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, click here.

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