Pinau Merlin is living proof that any passion can be turned into a source of income. Merlin has one of the more, well, unusual interests . . . she studies holes. According to a recent article in National Wildlife magazine, the naturalist turned author spent months "trying to figure out exactly which fly, bee, beetle, or rodent made which holes, and how the animal uses subterranean habitat to live in the desert's brutal environment."
Figuring there must be others out there who share her sense of curiosity, Merlin took what she'd learned and turned it into a book. A Field to Desert Holes was one of the top four selling books on Arizona at Amazon.com and a book signing at a Tucson Barnes & Noble was standing room only. Her guide is now in its fourth printing. I was intrigued by Pinau and her passion, so I decided to do a little digging.
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