Stacy Rucker launches Bigfoot Forever. Frightening sounds in one Oregon community are part of its origin story.

I just launched my new middle grade novel Bigfoot Forever.  It is available on30839338-1 in print and will soon be available in the kindle version as soon as it’s approved.  I thought you might be interested in learning the inspiration for the novel.

It all began a few years ago when, you might recall, Bigfoot was all over the news.  For days it was at the top of the yahoo trending list, and here’s why.  Residents in one Oregon community widely reporting hearing mysterious sounds which they could not identify. Many speculated that it was Bigfoot.

article about mysterious sounds in Oregon

Now, whether or not it actually was Bigfoot almost didn’t seem to matter to me.  I was struck by the intrigue of the situation, enough that I was eventually inspired by write my next book.  This didn’t happen immediately.  First I was just taken in enough that I wanted to get my hands on and wrap my brain around all things Bigfoot, purely for my own self gratification.  Soon I took my family to the Bigfoot museum near the home or our relatives. Below is a photo of my daughter standing outside the museum.


Of course, I also felt compelled to research everything I could online, the most interesting of which were youtube videos with supposed clips of Bigfoot weaving in and out of trees.  Some users posted snapshots as well.  Most of these videos and photos are quite blurry, but some capture more detail than you would expect.  Are they real?  Can anyone really know, even those that claim to be experts on the subject?  I don’t really think so, but the mystery is also the most intriguing element of the ongoing saga of Bigfoot.  I like that no one really knows if he is real.  It doesn’t mean that there aren’t those that are adamantly set on one side of the other, but Bigfoot exists outside of those opinions, and whether he exists in the realm of reality of our imaginations is not for me to say.

It is my hope that children and adults alike will enjoy Bigfoot Forever, wherever their beliefs may fall on the dividing line.  If you have Bigfoot fever, or even if you are ever so slightly intrigued by the subject, take a look at my novel.  If nothing else, it will give you more information about many of the prevalent beliefs within the Bigfoot community.