Pandemic forces man to close business, turns to writing
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Kentucky man who started a business about seven years ago, traveling the state bringing exotic animals up close with the public, had to cease operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I had to change what I was doing for my family and for my business,” said Gary Bussa, founder of Des Coveries Education & Entertainment. “I went from being surrounded by a lot of kids, a lot of teachers, a lot of families to nothing. I was at home.”
Because he could no longer hold his animal education shows, Bussa said he was faced with a tough decision. Not only did he have all this free time now on his hands, he also had to find another way to stay afloat financially.
“I’ve always wanted to write a children’s book,” said Bussa.
According to Bussa, writing about his animals and his business was the best way to stay in touch with the community. ‘Dr. Des Coveries and the Wild Bunch’ features the very animals Bussa uses for education and entertainment.
“They also get to read my book and know that it’s somebody local,” added Bussa.
Bussa said the entire process took about a year. ‘Dr. Des Coveries and the Wild Bunch’ is available anywhere books are sold online. You can find the book on Amazon HERE. It’s available on Target HERE.