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Carl and Jean at Colasanti’s

We want to thank Mary and her mom Elane for setting up the book signing at Casa De Amici
of Colasant’s. The flowers in the greenhouse at Colasant’ look great! Ken Snook and his crew are doing a wonderful job. We had lobster bisque for lunch that was to die for!

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Carl and Jean Booksigning May 4 at Colasantis

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Carl and Jean celebrate March is Reading Month by donating books to Michigan schools

There’s a pirate in the woods — and in elementary schools across Michigan! Carl R. Sams II and Jean Stoick, publishers of the New York Times best-selling In the Woods series, are donating 2,000 copies of A Pirate’s Quest (for his family heirloom peg leg) to Michigan schools. “We feel that blending gentle lessons of […]

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New children’s book “I Am Africa” will be released in mid March 2014

Jeannie and I are going to press this week to judge the color on our new book  ”I Am Africa”.  Last January and February Jeannie and I spent three weeks in Kenya.  We took over 40,000 images and had the time of our lives. We have been working on the book  ”I Am Africa”  for the […]

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“Stranger in the Woods” meets the Turkeys

1/400 sec at f/16, iso 1600, 200mm (70-200 series ii canon lense)  with Canon 5d mark iii I was photographing turkeys feeding this morning by the”Stranger in the Woods” snowman who had suddenly appeared in my backyard over night.The turkeys were not doing anything too exciting when my cell phone rang.   I had a […]

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The Stranger is back.  I woke up this morning to find that the Stranger in the Woods had appeared in the backyard.  Above was my Valentine picture of the Day!

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Mitten Munchies

This is our new Christmas card for 2014. Pumpernickel Press told us that it is already their #1 selling card for 2014. You may want to order this one early as we tend to sell out early in the season.  It is one of my favorite cards ever! There is amazing detail in the embossed chickadee and I […]

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Cedar Waxwing in Frosted Branches

This picture was taken this morning at -5 degrees. The cedar waxwings were feeding on the last few apples hanging from this snowdrift crabapple tree.  

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“Loons On Golden Pond”

Jeannie and I spent five summers photographing the common loon. We photographed from floating blinds, poke boats and canoes. In the book we share some of our favorite experiences and stories of our time with the sprit of our northern lakes. Our new book “Loons In The Mist” is now available at www.strangerinthewoods.com.  It is 64 […]

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Common loon photo by Carl R. Sams II

To see the first common loon Carl and Jean ever photographed click here. To get the photo, Jeannie laid down in the canoe with her lens resting on the edge of the boat. Do you see the day-old chick swimming camouflaged close to its parent’s side? Learn more or purchase here.

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