Sunday, November 3, 2013

Miss Liberty debuts map from "The Big Squeal's" second edition

Hello everyone! Miss Liberty would like to share a special map of Taylorville, IL with you.
This map will be in the new, Second Edition, of "The Big Squeal" to be released soon. The article below tells more about the map and the very special people who drew it for Miss Liberty and Carol Alexander. As you can see, Miss Liberty made a few muddy pig prints. I hope you don't mind.

Taylorville High School art students created this merry view of Abraham Lincoln's Taylorville. It will open the upcoming Second Edition of "The Big Squeal" written by Liberty the Pig. Also in the new edition will be the first-ever kid-friendly look at the old Eighth Judicial Circuit traveled by lawyer Lincoln on horseback or by carriage for 20 years.
Remaining unchanged is the book's true story told in the voice of a live orphan pig that adopted Taylorville as her home and encountered the world's only statue of Lincoln and a pig on the town square.
The map was drawn by Taylorville High School students Camille Beyers and Mathen Campbell under the direction of art teacher Elizabeth McCowin.
Released earlier this year, the First Edition won many fans, especially children, teachers, historians and pig farmers. The changes, which also include pictures of children of diversity, a child in a wheelchair and a prom going disabled student, were all suggested by readers.
Inclusion of the "circuit" pages was a risky choice, says "as-told-to-author" Carol Alexander. "In other parts of the country, especially, potential readers actually yawn at the word," Alexander says. "But our inner voice says to do it.... after all the circuit prepared Lincoln for the presidency."
To be printed in both soft and hard covers, the Second Edition soon will be on and at Cottage Rose Gift Shoppe in Taylorville. The First Edition is in both places. Publisher is Oak Tree Press, Hanford, Calif.
Personalized book signings will be on Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday, Dec. 7 from 2 to 3 p.m. at Cottage Rose during the "Remember Pearl Harbor" Holiday Home Tour.
The books were written to shine a spotlight on the often over-looked heartland of America, Alexander says. Coffee mugs picturing the map will debut on the tour at Cottage Rose for Christmas shoppers.

Friday, October 4, 2013


CAROL ALEXANDER and MISS LIBERTY, authors of “The Big Squeal” are calling all cooks!

If you have a favorite "Pigs-in-the-blanket" recipe, please submit it to MISS LIBERTY’s facebook page. (click the link below)

MISS LIBERTY and friends will hold a taste test. Reviews will be reported and a prize will be awarded!

"The Big Squeal," is soon to be published in a Second Edition with a special bonus package on Abraham Lincoln's Eighth Judicial Circuit. This is believed to be the first ever kid-friendly look at the circuit, which launched Lincoln's presidency!

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Friday, July 12, 2013


You're invited to join Liberty's Legion!

Liberty, the only live pig on's roster of authors, invites fans to join the newly-launched "Liberty's Legion."

In late November, 2013, the formerly homeless pot-bellied pig became a published author when "The Big Squeal" was released by Oak Tree Press.

Already Liberty's TRUE inspiring story of hope in America's struggling heartland is being read in all 50 states, England, Kuwait, Canada, Mexico and other locales.

Dedicated to "saving" the often overlooked heartland, Liberty is taking her crusade nationally and globally, inviting everyone to join "Liberty's Legion."

To join, contact Oak Tree Press ( Membership is free, with recruits receiving a lapel pin and personal message from Liberty. Liberty hopes her new friends will wear the lapel pin on their vacations and become ambassadors for America's vanishing heartland and its warm-hearted people.

Residents of tiny Taylorville, IL took orphan Liberty under their wing when she trotted all over the hamlet as a starving piglet. Endowed with spunk, true grit and intelligence, Liberty overcame many obstacles, found a haven in the biggest yard in town and reigns as the town Ambassador.

Liberty invites one and all to Taylorville, site of the world's only statue of Abraham Lincoln and a pig. Porkers are a "pig deal" here because in the 1840s pigs living under the courthouse were so loud, Abe requested a "writ of quietus" for them.

Magical powers ignite when the bronze nose of the statue's pig is rubbed for good luck. Liberty's own snout-to-snout encounter is credited with a reversal of fortune culminating in her memoir on

Liberty is also available for interviews!! Please contact

The newest members of "Liberty's Legion" enjoyed a "play date" recently with the literary Liberty, author of "The Big Squeal," a true story of hope in America's heartland.

Pictured pointing to "Liberty's Legion" lapel pins are, from left, retired Taylorville, IL., reading teacher Gail Doyle and grandchildren Lakin, Tiana and Kiah Derrick of Union City, Tenn.

Liberty thanked her visitors by demonstrating her favorite trick -- rising on her hind legs and pushing her "pigloo" around the yard!

The End!

Friday, March 29, 2013


Hello everybody!
Miss Liberty has been so busy!
My book THE BIG SQUEAL is getting a lot of attention.
It makes me squeal with delight!
Here is a photo from SJR and a story that they printed on us:

It is a great story and tells all about me and how I found Mrs. Carol Alexander. It also tells of Abraham Lincoln and how you should rub the nose on my statue up on the square.

I hope you will take a moment to read it.
Everyone take care and Miss Liberty will check in with you soon!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Miss Liberty Has A Play Date!

I can't wait for Saturday!

My friend Jacob Niewinski, whose Grandpa gave him "The Big Squeal by Liberty the Pig" for Christmas, is coming over Saturday for a play date.

He promises to bring me a big juicy apple as a present so I will do my favorite trick: standing on my hind legs and pushing my dog igloo around the's like a circus act, I have been told. I slept in the igloo as a piglet, before my condo was built.

It is wet and sloppy out now so my "As Told To Author Carol Alexander" is spreading white pieces of paper all around the yard in the hope of getting my hoof print. She wants to get a rubber stamp so I can sign my own books!

I have a question for all of you: Do you know any other pigs who have written their own memoir?

5 Squeals to all of you,
Liberty the Pig