Sunday, December 9, 2012


Miss Liberty is ready to start a brand new week! This last week was awesome for me and THE BIG SQUEAL! My owner and the author of my book, Carol Alexander read THE BIG SQUEAL to all the students at South School here in Taylorville. Carol was also the featured speaker at the local Kiwanis Club meeting. She spoke about THE BIG SQUEAL.
The following are two excerpts from the Taylorville Breeze Courier:

Kiwanis Club hears from one of their own
TAYLORVILLE — Local author and Taylorville Kiwanian Carol Alexander was the featured speaker at the Taylorville Kiwanis meeting on Tuesday, December 4, 2012. She spoke about her new book "The Big Squeal" and it's inspiration "Liberty the Pig”. Many local characters and places are prevalent in the story, as well as the full color illustrations. Copies of the book are available for purchase around town as well as
Pictured are Kiwanian John Lawrence and speaker and Kiwanian Carol Alexander. Submitted photo

Liberty at Large
TAYLORVILLE — Carol Alexander read her newly released book “The Big Squeal” to all grades at South School in Taylorville this morning. Pictured, Alexander reads to Mrs. Palmer and Ms. Bandy’s second grade students. The book is based off of the journey of Alexander’s real porcine, Liberty, and, the only statue in the world of Lincoln and a pig, which sits on the Taylorville square. The book has been out for two and a half weeks. It is available at Cottage Rose Gift Shoppe, the Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce, Dana’s Book Exchange and the office of Christian County Board Chairman Paul Schmitz in the Christian County Courthouse, all on the Taylorville Square.

Thursday, November 15, 2012


You are cordially invited …
Meet THE BIG SQUEAL Author Carol Alexander
at the Cottage Rose Holiday Open House!

Saturday, December 8 ~ 1-3 p.m.
Cottage Rose Gifts and Crafts
East Side Historic Taylorville Square
Our Town!
Our Lincoln Story!
Our Pigstory!
The author will be pleased to inscribe your book!

Monday, October 29, 2012


Here is the cover art for THE BIG SQUEAL! I love love love it!! Please visit to preorder your copy today!

Friday, October 19, 2012


I am so very happy to announce that you can now pre-order THE BIG SQUEAL! Please visit Full Color!! Hardcover!! Acclaimed Historian, Doris Kearns Goodwin says "A rare glimpse into Abraham Lincoln's lighter side..." A TRUE STORY ABOUT A HOMELESS PIG’S SEARCH FOR LIFE, LIBERTY AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS. Thank you!!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

THE BIG SQUEAL nears completion!

I would like to announce that my book THE BIG SQUEAL is nearing completion! I am very excited and so is my mistress, Carol Alexander. She is working on the finishing touches and then the book will be available in my favorite town, Taylorville IL! Anyone can preorder THE BIG SQUEAL at Our publisher, Oak Tree Press is located right here in Taylorville. THE BIG SQUEAL will also be available on and other outlets and I will have that information very soon. Stay tuned... Please like me on facebook!