Today my books K9 Heroes (published by Scholastic Australia) was released into the wild.
There are so many books about people who have rescued dogs, but I wanted to pay tribute to the amazing K9s who have rescued people. The K9 Heroes I have written about saved humans from fire, drowning, cougar attack and homelessness.
The idea first came to me when I was on a retreat near Santa Cruz with my writing sisters, Laura Elliott and Edna Hokunaauao Cabcabin Moran. Every writer needs people to inspire and encourage them like these dear friends.
They encouraged me to develop the idea. They shared their tips and suggestions … and so 10,000 miles from home, my new book baby was conceived.
Here’s the end result: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jeRNf2CFkA&feature=youtu.be
And of course there has been the enthusiasm of Clare Halifax, my publisher at Scholastic who seemed to love my doggy tales right from the start.
As authors, we are the ones who put the words on paper, but there are so many wonderful people who join us on the journey.
Thanks to everyone who has helped K9 Heroes on the road to publication.
And if you’re looking for a Christmas present for a dog lover … well K9 Heroes is a perfect stocking sized book 🙂