Big News: Squawkfox Wrote A Book!


I am so excited to finally spill the beans as to my whereabouts over the last while. To put it simply – I wrote a book!


I didn’t set out to “get published” and write a book – it just kind of happened by accident. I was sitting on my sofa minding my business when an email landed in my inbox asking if I had the time to write a book based on this blog, Squawkfox. Since I’m one to take on a challenge, I accepted the publisher’s offer and spent the next mornings, noons, and nights writing like crazy to meet the deadline. My publisher is amazing. My editor is unbelievably fantastic. The process was exhausting. I’m so happy to be done. πŸ™‚

What’s the Book About?

There are a few details still being finalized (like the title) – but for the most part the book is loosely based on this blog. It’s about using fun and frugal cost-cutting methods in a bummer economy to save big bucks. The book is written for a wide audience with many useful tricks and practical tips.

When is the Book Available?

The launch date is a few months away. I’ve just gone through the editing process. Tomorrow I get to say, “cheese” for an author photo. I’ll let you know more about availability as soon as I know the details!

Who’s the Author?

I came to the scary conclusion that I could not write a book under my alias “Squawkfox”. So I’ll be revealing my identity when the time comes. I’m not sure how to tell you guys that I’m just a regular gal with a simple name and a strange sense of humor.

Now What?

Being whisked away into a publishing vortex is a brain boggling experience. I’m so excited to be done the book and be back to blogging for you guys. My apologies to all those who worried about my existence. If you emailed, Twittered, or commented looking for life – thank you for checking in with me and caring about my absence. I am sincerely flattered you missed me.

For newer subscribers: I’m working on more resume writing posts and frugal tricks so stay tuned!


  1. Emily@remodelingthislife March 2, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    I am so excited for you! Can’t wait to buy my copy πŸ™‚

  2. Flexo March 2, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    Neat, I can’t wait to read it!

  3. Penelope @ Pecuniarities March 2, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    Wow, this is so exciting! What a dream come true. Congratulations!


  4. Patrick March 2, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    Congrats, Sqauwkfox! πŸ™‚

  5. Ryan Suenaga March 2, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    Good for you, my frugal and cycling friend!

  6. NCN March 2, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    Congratulations, that’s really rad!

  7. Stephanie PTY March 2, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    Congrats! I look forward to both the book and the resume tips. Seriously need the resume tips – just graduated from college last week!

  8. Melanie Reformed Spender March 2, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    A post! And a book! I can’t wait to read it.

  9. ABCs of Investing March 2, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    Awesome – can’t wait to check it out!


  10. Steve @ brip blap March 2, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    Awesome! I’ll look forward to seeing it in print πŸ™‚

  11. SunFinancial March 2, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    This’s really cool. Congrats!

  12. Sagan March 2, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    That’s super exciting, I’m so happy for you!!

    I adore doing book reviews, too, if you’re interested once the book is all published and on the market πŸ™‚

  13. Vered - MomGrind March 2, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    Well I already knew about this (haha I feel so special) but again, CONGRATULATIONS!

  14. Mr. Cheap March 2, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    Very cool! Any chance of a review copy? πŸ˜‰

  15. Rina March 2, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    Oh my goodness congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Can’t WAIT to get my grubby hands on a copy!!

  16. Kacie March 3, 2009 at 12:44 am

    That is too cool! Congrats!

  17. Miss Thrifty March 3, 2009 at 1:21 am

    Hooray! That’s brilliant news – roll on publication!

  18. Puerhan March 3, 2009 at 1:23 am

    Nice work! And welcome back! πŸ™‚

  19. Cindy March 3, 2009 at 3:45 am

    Congratulations and glad you are alive and well and not eaten by hungry wildlife!!

  20. Canadian Dream March 3, 2009 at 3:59 am

    YA! Way to go. Nice to hear the whole story.

    Best of luck with it,

  21. […] Finally, one last thing before I get to the stats. Congrats to Squawkfox for writing a book! […]

  22. neimanmarxist March 3, 2009 at 4:42 am

    that is awesome! congratulations!

  23. Craig March 3, 2009 at 5:04 am

    Congratulations! I want the book. I was wondering where you were. I’m awfully glad you didn’t drop the blog.

  24. Amy March 3, 2009 at 5:53 am

    Congrats! I wondered where you went. Glad to see you’re back and I look forward to hearing more about the book!

  25. Jean March 3, 2009 at 5:54 am

    Gee…..and to think “we knew you when”. Many congratulations!!!!

  26. Hayden Tompkins March 3, 2009 at 6:21 am

    This is going to be SO AWESOME. I mean it IS so awesome. Last time, I called your stuff “fabulosity incarnate” and this is so fabulous I don’t even know what to call it.

    I’m just going to leave you with some gratuitous exclamation marks so you know how excited I am!


  27. Jeremy March 3, 2009 at 6:29 am

    Awesome. Congrats. Should be a great read if it’s anything like your site.

  28. Bible Money Matters March 3, 2009 at 8:17 am

    Wow, that’s really awesome! I’m so happy for you! Where do we sign up to get our copy! book tour!

  29. FFB March 3, 2009 at 8:19 am

    Awesome news! Can’t wait to see it.

  30. How to Live in Canada March 3, 2009 at 8:55 am

    Congrats! Can’t wait to read πŸ™‚

  31. SilverEggplant March 3, 2009 at 9:18 am

    Congratulations on the book Fox! I just came across your site two months, but am totally addicted to it now!

  32. Susy March 3, 2009 at 9:21 am

    How exciting. Congrats. I’ve been wondering where you’ve been.

  33. Lise March 3, 2009 at 9:52 am

    I am so glad to hear about your book! I was starting to worry that something bad had happened to you.

  34. FupDuckTV March 3, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    Congrats on the book… I will be watching the book stores with baited breath. (Mmmm, Worm Flavored Baited Breath…)

  35. Shana March 3, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    So exciting! I had been wondering where you were at, so this is wonderful news to hear!

  36. guinness416 March 3, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    Congrats! Richly deserved! Hope tivo makes an appearance.

    Can I say I knew you before you became famous? πŸ™‚

  37. Frugal Dad March 3, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    Piling on the congratulations here, Fox! I know you poured a lot of work into the project and I can’t wait to see the results. Here’s to a successful launch and rave reviews!

  38. J. Money March 4, 2009 at 10:59 am

    You are awesome – CONGRATS! And btw, I think you’re really a celebrity in disguise just so ya know πŸ˜‰

  39. TStrump March 6, 2009 at 11:14 pm


  40. NtJS March 7, 2009 at 4:17 am

    Congrats, Fox!

    Fear not, I have a strange sense of humor too. You’re not alone.

  41. Mrs. Micah March 7, 2009 at 8:01 am

    Congrats! That’s totally awesome. πŸ™‚

    (It wasn’t about Doctor Who or Torchwood, was it? No? I’m sure I’ll like it anyway.)

  42. Aman@BullsBattleBears March 7, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    congrats on the accomplishment! look forward to catching this book once its available!

  43. Happiness Is Better March 10, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    Wow! Awesome news. Congrats and can’t wait to read it!

  44. Nathalie Lussier March 10, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    That is terrific!! I’m very excited and looking forward to it!

    Also, congrats on the digg front page! I’m glad everything is holding up. πŸ™‚

  45. Saver Queen March 10, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    Congrats! Can’t wait to read the book! Glad to have you back! πŸ™‚

  46. Trevor @ Financialnut March 12, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    Congrats! πŸ™‚

  47. Jude March 12, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    A bit late to the party, but congratulations! May I preorder an autographed copy?

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