Lisa Loucks-Christenson Documentary and Exhibit:

WINTER BUGS EXHIBIT Opens: Saturday, November 26, 2022, 11AM (CST) and runs through March 31, 2022. Peacock Books & Wildlife Art Galleria at University Square 111 Broadway Avenue South, #100, Rochester MN 55904
Cart 0
Pre-order: Ten Feet Under the Canary Grass  |  Hardcover

Pre-order: Ten Feet Under the Canary Grass | Hardcover


Ten Feet Under the Canary Grass

By Lisa Loucks Christenson


Publisher:  CoyWolf Entertainment™

ISBN-13: 978-1-59819-395-4  |  Ebook

ISBN-13: 978-1-59819-396-1  |  Paperback

ISBN-13: 978-1-59818-397-8  |  Hardcover

Cover and details posted are the proof copies and are subject to change.

Cover Blurb:

As the seasons passed, the grass wherever I walked was a shade lighter—not greener, a color reserved for newbies—but also taller, thicker, and deeper. It was like staring toward the ocean in search of the horizon; the grass had no visible end. When I walked away, 13 years later, I felt no desire to look back and see if I had changed, for I knew I had. My inner self was something I was carrying with me, confident and with my desires fulfilled. As I took my first step onto the highway, departing the trail at mile marker 45, I did so knowing that the grasslands behind me would forever be a mirror for my experiences.



A woman should stand and be free to go anywhere she wants to go, unhindered and unafraid for her life or of who might be waiting around the corner, ready to sabotage her journey.

Ten Feet Under the Canary Grass will guide you through the canopy of the unknown, pressing the bittersweet rawness of dew-covered grass seeds into your thoughts, the same ones I wore on my lips. The tiniest seeds will catch in the corners of injustice, just as they wedged themselves into the corners of my eyes, redecorating my face and camouflaging any trace of fear, so I wouldn’t lose my courage to continue forward.

This is a story about the eagles who raised their young beside me, cougars who could have killed me but watched me instead, and the people who encouraged me, harassed me, threatened me, and kept me grounded along the way. It offers a trail to my past, my scorecard of wins and losses, one that remains forever rooted in my faith. It is the imprint of a single blade of canary grass that has left a permanent impression on my life.

It took my deepest trust in Jesus to keep coming back when I already had a full workload—to keep walking when nothing good was happening. I considered stopping only once, but I’m glad I didn’t. I’d have missed all the miracles that I finally realized were happening right before me and the opportunities to record and share them with others, encouraging them to go outdoors and witness what is as far away as their first step into the canary grass.

No matter what trail I walked on and what choices I made, the grass always summoned me at the first visible light of day, welcoming me back under its canopy and motioning me ahead with its blade-like arms. It bent and pulled against me, holding me within reach as I left at eventide through the chorus of coyotes and the watchful eye of my old nemesis, the cougar.

It’s hard to believe it took only a moment of my life, a river to keep me watered, a chunk of Minnesotan land, and a passel of people and animals—the most curious souls on earth and the most interesting insects, hawks, owls, and eagles. It was them that gave me a reason to return.

I close this journey deepened, aware of how important this chapter of my life truly was. All the years I walked—happy, scared, broken: this is the map of my path through the maze of canary grass. It was my utopia: a place that required nothing of me but my attendance.


More from this collection

Copyright © 1972-2023 Lisa Loucks-Christenson. All Rights Reserved Bow Wow Detectives Agency™, Bow Wow Detectives™, Bow Wow Detectives Case Files™ BowWowDetectives™,™ are Lisa's legal trademarks with established copyrights and brands used in commerce. Story Antics® is Lisa's registerd trademark owned by Lisa Loucks-Christenson under exclusive licenses to Lisa's publishers. Bow Wow Detectives Case Files™, Bow Wow Detecives ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. There are underlying copyright interests in the various works of authorship associated with this registered trademark. Bow Wow Detectives®, is a registered trademark at the Our trademarks followed by ® are registered trademarks of Lisa Kay Loucks-Christenson in the United States; those followed by ™ are trademarks or common law marks of Lisa Kay Loucks-Christenson in the United States, and may not be used in any way or form, reproduced in any way, quoted, archived, redistributed, used in any malicious way, used on any website, stored on or in any electronic system or storage media such as flash cards, CDs, DVDs, flash media, no information on this site may be copied, saved, or printed, with or without alteration in whole or in part, without prior express written permission is provided by Lisa Kay Loucks-Christenson, P.O. BOX 9177, Rochester, MN 55903. Rochester, MN 55903 CONTACT: (866) 562-5125 toll free USA/CAN Peacock Books™ is our legal trademark Story Antics® is a registered trademark is owned by Lisa Loucks-Christenson Story Antics Peersonalized Books™ publishes Lisa's Bow Wow Detectives Brands, is a legal trademark owned by Lisa Loucks-Christenson.