The Burrow

Introducing The Burrow a newsletter launching in January 2022 which will cover author Ellaura Shoop's works, offer book recommendations, sneak peeks, and keep you updated on everything that has to do with The Meer. There will be a fun new edition every month and with something for everyone you'll certianly want to subscribe! Use the... Continue Reading →

Not A Meerkat Monday #10: Guinea Pigs

Guinea pigs are small, domesticated rodents with origins in South America and they also happen to be a favorite of mine. I own two delightful and adorable little ones named Mocha and Callie. They have no tail and make a variety of vocalizations (especially at dinner time!). Their many calls, clicks, and purrs reminds me... Continue Reading →

Not A Meerkat Monday #9: Camels

While camels are at home in desert-like environments the Kalahari Desert is not included in their native rage. Camels can live to be 50 years old and have only two toes. There are three camel species but the dromedary camel known for its single hump is the most widely distributed. Camels humps are actually made... Continue Reading →

Not A Meerkat Number #5: Lions

Lions are neither friend nor foe of the meerkats. Meerkats are too small for them to prey on but in The Meer Book Series many of the characters have a deep fascination and respect for the mighty big cats. Lions live in prides protected by the huge males and sustained by the agile females. Though... Continue Reading →

Glade’s Pup

Glade steadied her young daughter with her snout, dark nose slipped under her foreleg to keep her from tumbling over. Victory was still top-heavy, her flattish head too big for her little body. She blinked warm orange eyes at her mother before continuing up the heartmound with resolve. “Careful, Victory. Watch your paws.” Glade winced... Continue Reading →

Not A Meerkat Monday #1: Ring-Tailed Lemurs

Though ring-tailed lemurs are from Africa as well as meerkats the similarities stop there. These quirky primates' natural habitat is the island of Madagascar. They eat a diet of insects, fruits, and leaves and their life spans around about 16 years. These animals are highly social and endangered in the wild. You can learn more... Continue Reading →

Crow’s Cunning

Crow paused beneath the boughs of a bristling shrub with Wildcat only a heartbeat behind. Lucky for the brothers it was the wet season, so despite the sparse vegetation of the desert landscape they were able to use the heavily leafed shrub to hide them. At least for the time being. The air was split... Continue Reading →

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