I am Corinne Tippett and I wrote “Just A Couple of Chickens” about my family and our poultry adventures in Santa Fe, New Mexico. It was going to be a light, funny story about an urban transplant wannabe homesteader family and my blown egg and natural feather business, www.TheFeatheredEgg.com. Then the economic crash of 2008 turned it into a very real grapes-of-wrath style memoir. My family and I moved to Portland, Oregon and we went to work turning trouble into hope, and putting it out in self published book form.
I am a writer and a mom, and a wife, daughter, aunt, niece, sister, friend… I started writing dubious poetry and wild stories at age 8, and finally began submitting material for publication in 1992. “Just a Couple of Chickens” was my first book, and my second book is an aviation history biography featuring my grandfather, Col. C. J. Tippett. It is almost ready for release. I am currently working on the chicken-book sequel, possibly titled “Just a Couple More.”