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Unfortunate News for Olive


I just learned that the publisher of the Olive series, Big Earth Publishing, has filed for bankruptcy. I only heard about it from my former contact at the publisher—I did not receive official notice from the Dept. of Revenue (or whatever entity sends such notices). As an author who has a financial stake in the publisher’s business, I should have been on the mailing list, but was not.

I’ll know more as things proceed, but for right now I wanted to let Olive fans know that if they have not yet gotten copies of all three Olive books, you may want to do so while retail supplies last.  I just checked, and Amazon has some books still in stock, but that won’t last long. And they won’t be able to order more after their supply is depleted. Here are links to the books on Amazon:

Olive the Little Woolly Bugger

Olive and the Big Stream

Olive Goes for a Wild Ride

If you have another retailer where you like to buy books, you may find Olive there, for the time being.

Thanks for your support over the years, and stay tuned for future news.

Kirk Werner

Olive’s author


  1. John C Frank

    Mr Werner,
    I am an author with a book published by Big Earth also. Please contact me at my email address to exchange some information. Do you know any other Big Earth authors?

    • Kirk Werner

      John, email sent. If you don’t see it immediately, check your junk mail—my email address tends to attract that sort of attention.

    • Tom Wood

      John and Kirk,
      My name is Tom Wood, I am also an author left out in the cold by Big Earth Publishing’s recent bankruptcy (Trading Steel for Stone, published May 2016). I have contacted 3 other authors in the same boat with the hope that we can form an ad hoc group for the express purpose of gathering information and keeping each other informed. Let me know if you are interested in joining us. You can reach me at twood@pmirope.com. Hoping for the best here, but expecting the worst. Regards, Tom Wood

      • Kirk Werner

        Tom, email sent.

  2. Ed Hudon

    I just bought a copy of Olive the Little Woolly Bugger at abebooks.com — They have 12 left according to their website. This may be helpful for our future fly fishers at Christmas!

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