Bargain Book for 10/24/2014: Lucy The Cat by Pertti Pietarinen

Lucy_The_Cat_c3This book is bargain priced from 10/24/2014 until 10/30/2014

*** Lucy The Cat, 5-Star book for kids and cat lovers for only $0.99 on Oct. 24 – Oct 30, 2014 ***

Especially cat lovers of all ages will enjoy this charming and engaging story about Lucy, the curious, cute Sacred Birman cat. After reading this book you will certainly love Lucy The Cat. When Lucy was a small kitten she had to move away from her cat mama. Now she lives happily with her human foster mom and dad. She is always very busy because she wants to help her mom and dad in all kind of daily chores. She loves especially watering flowers, because water is a big mystery. Sewing machine is also very interesting and what would be more fun than climbing up the Christmas tree. Lucy is a modern cat and wants to know what’s going on in the world. Laptop and iPad are excellent tools for that. And of course she is the boss and she has the final say. Lucy loves everyone and wants to be your friend. Let Lucy tell her own story with beautiful pictures and her own words. Meow to everyone!

Targeted Age Group: 2-12

Book Price: 0.99
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DoggyPedia: All You Need To Know About Dogs by Amy Morford

DoggyPedia-BadgeDiscover a Professional Dog Trainer’s Secrets to Raising a Great Dog

Amy Morford’s A to Z Guide to Dog Training

Amy Morford understands dogs in the same way that Bill Gates understands computers. She’s trained them for more than twenty years and can help you train yours. Morford understands that training an owner is as important as training the dog because good dog parents raise good dogs that listen, obey and live well-adjusted happy and healthy lives. Bad dogs go to heaven too, but good dogs have an especially good time living well-mannered lives here on earth!

DoggyPedia: All You Need To Know About Dogs. Dog Training For Both Trainers and Owners is an A to Z comprehensive guide covering all of the major (and minor) issues related to dog training—starting from puppyhood and extending well into the twilight years.

Using “plain English” Morford carefully explains the dog training process while teaching readers how to train their canine companions to obey simple commands. Once the foundation is set, she devotes multiple chapters to discussing specific negative behaviors while providing detailed solutions.
The final chapters brim with essential information on how to care for faithful companions who have transformed from spunky energetic puppies to more fragile and aging “best friends.” From special senior dog grooming tips to vet care options and necessities for older canine companions, it’s all here!
If you want to avoid dog training pitfalls and blunders and raise a healthy, happy and enviable canine companion, DoggyPedia has got it all covered.

From puppyhood to adulthood and beyond, you’ll turn to this guide again and again to help you provide the very best training and care for every stage of your beloved dog’s life—because well-trained owners raise well-trained dogs!

Targeted Age Group:
Adult

What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Do your research, pay attention to formating and grammer, edit and re-edit, don’t lose your focus and intention during the writing process.

Author Bio:
Amy Morford has over twenty years of dog training experience with companion dogs, sport dogs and working breeds. Amy’s motivation to write about dogs stems from her love for them and their unbiased loyalty and devotion. Amy’s goal is to provide helpful, accurate information to assist dog lovers with raising and training a well-mannered, good-tempered, happy, healthy, well-adjusted companion, friend, partner and/or family pet.

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
To help dog owners raise and care for a happy, healthy and well mannered pet.

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Bargain Book for 10/14/2014: It’s a Snap! Crocodiles and Alligators Picture Book for Kids by Liz Parker

itsasnapThis book is bargain priced from 10/14/2014 until 10/17/2014

Children of all ages are captivated by crocodiles and alligators.

- How much do you really know about them and what are the differences between crocodiles and alligators?

– How do you distinguish them from one another?

– Where do caiman and gharial fit in?

Alligators and crocodiles may look similar; but they have many differences that help people to tell them apart. Of course, you may not want to get too close because alligators and crocodiles have been known to attack humans! There are many differences in their body structures, their behavior, where they live, how long they have been around on earth, and even in the way scientists classify or group them.

You will find out all of this and more when you jump in with us and enjoy this book.

Join Liz Parker as she takes you on a journey from the Far East to Florida to explore the differences between crocodiles and alligators. The next time you come across one you will be able to tell immediately which is which. With a different picture on each page and a well written factual story you will be fascinated and charmed by these ancient reptiles.

Targeted Age Group: 2-15

Book Price: 1.99
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Kumani: A New Home for Her Cubs by Winona Rasheed

Kumani_Cover_for_KindleAfrica is full of wild animals and beast and in this fiction tale of animals in the wild; we find Kumani, the lioness trying to escape her wild habitat in search of a better place to raise her three cubs. Kumani is not your typical lioness because she hates hunting. She wants to live like a queen and be treated like a queen. She longs for a safe place to raise her cubs. With royalty on her mind and with her friend, Bantu the talking parrot, she sets out to find that special place. However, her search for such an idealistic place comes with danger and problems.

Targeted Age Group:: 6-10

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
Inspiration for this story came to me one evening while watching a PBS documentary on TV about lions. I was amazed at how the lions live. I was even more amazed at how much responsibility the female lion has and how close the lioness pride is. I show these attributes in the story.

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Shakedown by J. Gunnar Grey

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What inspired you to write your book?
A YouTube video inspired Shakedown, but if I mention what it’s about, it’ll spoil the book’s surprise…

About your Book:
*50% OF ALL PROCEEDS FROM THIS BOOK GO TOWARD THEPETFUND.COM*

Captain Kelly Bonham, a NATO electronics officer and combat zone veteran, adopts a war dog, but when Pojo arrives he’s not at all what she expected. This German Shepherd isn’t interested in rolling over for a tummy rub; he’s a working dog, a retired bomb sniffer who saw his handler cut in half by an anti-personnel mine in Afghanistan. That’s serious trauma, and Bonnie wonders if his canine brain is still fully functional.

Now she’s shaking down a relationship with a dog who has more teeth than the law allows, a dog whose behavior is puzzling and maybe even unhinged. And all she has to bring to the fight is electronic gadgetry and what’s left of her self-confidence.

Can she rescue this war dog… or is she missing something?

Book Genre: mystery~adventure

What formats are your books in: eBook

How do you see writing a book in the Pet Genre as different from writing other genres of books?
Writing about pets is the genre where it’s most important that you write what you know. If you don’t know dogs (for example), don’t try bluffing your way through a book about them. You won’t fool the people who love dogs, your primary audience.

Advice to someone that is thinking about or currently working on a pet book
It’s the little things that make a pet book real for the reader. Use your wordsmithing skills to help the reader see the dog’s nose wrinkling as he sniffs the air off the canyon floor. That helps the reader connect with the animal character at a deeper level, intensifying her enjoyment of the story.

How did you decide how to publish your book and where is it published through:
Shakedown was written as a charity novella to benefit ThePetFund.com, and was published through Astraea Press as part of their dedication to that charity.

Author Bio:
Hi, I’m Gunnar Grey. I write books. I’m a historian, political junkie, target shooter, and retired adventurer and equestrian. I read avidly and post reviews or at least ratings for most of the books I read. Occasionally my poor husband surfaces from beneath a pile of paperbacks, gasping for air… but I shouldn’t bore you with personal issues.

I live in Humble, Texas, just north of Houston, with four parakeets, the aforementioned husband (who’s even more entertaining than the birds), an orange betta fish with no manners, a fig tree, the lawn from the bad place, three armloads of potted plants, and a coffee maker that’s likely the most important item we own.

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Walking in Trust: Lessons Learned with My Blind Dog by Gayle M. Irwin @wyoauthor1

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What inspired you to write your book?
Sage became blind due to a genetic disease called Progressive Retinal Atrophy. I have been inspired by many other dog books and stories, including the Chicken Soup for the pet lovers’ series, and I recalled the numerous life lessons Sage showcased. When we visited schools, for example, and she walked into the strange buildings with strange voices and smells, Sage rarely cowered — in fact, she often wanted to explore. Sage took many “leaps of faith”, jumping onto pieces of furniture she could not see, never fully certain she would land safely. I saw correlations in Sage’s earthly life, and the many challenges she faced, with my own life, especially my spiritual walk with God. I wanted to share those incredible lessons with others and show how God can use a blind dog to teach me, and others, about trust in the One who created us but that we cannot see, just as Sage learned to trust me, whom she couldn’t see.

About your Book:
A blind Springer Spaniel named Sage helps her owner better understand what it means to “walk by faith, not by sight” (2 Corinthians 5:7), showcasing many life lessons, such as courage despite adversity, joy in spite of trial, and perseverance in spite of obstacles. Sage’s life walk with her owner, Gayle M. Irwin, parallels the author’s faith walk with God, and together they learn to walk in trust.

Book Genre: pets, dogs, nonfiction, inspirational, Christian, memoir

What formats are your books in
Both Print and eBook

How do you see writing a book in the Pet Genre as different from writing other genres of books?
In my case, I lived with the dog I wrote about; she is not a fictionalized character, but real. I don’t have to make up or envision what my character does or how s/he might react to a situation; I lived with Sage for nearly 11 years, and we went through many challenges together; we also experienced many joys. I saw her reactions to various situations, yet there were times (for example, she was lost in the woods for nearly three days) and I had to imagine what might have frightened her and how she might have responded to some of those situations when I wasn’t actually with her. I also know what she taught me, and I reveal those lessons in the book. Also, because Sage is a dog, she doesn’t talk, so there’s no dialogue except for when I’m speaking to somone, such as my husband, in the book. I have written this book not only for pet owners, but specifically for Christian pet owners, or some one exploring Christianity and walking closer with God.

Advice to someone that is thinking about or currently working on a pet book
Know your subject! I have lived with pets for many, many years, and therefore, understand many of their habits and needs. I have also worked for different humane societies and I volunteer with animal rescue groups, therefore, I possess a strong understanding about pet care and ownership responsibility as well as pet adoption. Some of those themes are highlighted in my book. Just as a fiction writer needs to know their characters by developing them, so does someone writing in the pet genre need to fully understand animals; personal experience is the best teacher: encounters with your own pets or volunteering with a local shelter or rescue will give you inside clues about animal behavior and needs.

How did you decide how to publish your book and where is it published through:
“Walking in Trust: Lessons Learned with My Blind Dog” is published by Cladach Publishing (www.cladach.com) in Greeley, Colorado. I met the publisher two different years when I attended the Colorado Christian Writers Conference. They have a genre in their house called God as Creator; I had the idea of “Walking…” (then titled “Sage Advice” — my dog’s name was Sage) and I pitched it to the publisher each year, more thoroughly the second year. She had had a year to consider it, I had sent in a few pages for critique through the conference, and she decided it was a manuscript she wanted to publish. I had also pitched it to an agent who liked the concept as well, but had already done something similar (not with a disabled dog as the subject, however). Additionally, I had self-published two children’s books about Sage which had been doing fairly well, and I think she felt comfortable with me helping with marketing details and knowing I wasn’t afraid to do media interviews and school and other presentations. An author has to be willing to do more than write; one has to be willing to market as well, and as a former journalist, I have a strong understanding of press releases, feature story concepts, and marketing and promotion ideas. I’m grateful there are many ways for an author to publish, and I’m thankful for the opportunity to be traditionally published as well as self-published.

Author Bio:
Gayle Mansfield Irwin is a writer who enjoys sharing about the pet-human bond. She has been a conservation and humane educator and is involved with animal rescue, helping promote pet adoption. She is the author of Walking in Trust: Lessons Learned with My Blind Dog (www.cladach.com). She is also the author of several children’s books about her blind dog, Sage, and a contributor to four Chicken Soup for the Soul editions. She has also written several articles for regional and online publications. She is a member of Wyoming Writers, Inc. and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. She’s won two Wyoming Writers Inc. awards. In addition to pets, Mrs. Irwin enjoys traveling, especially visiting America’s national parks, forests and national wildlilfe refuges.

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Free Book: House Training A Puppy – How To House Train A Puppy In 7 Days Or Less by Vivaco Books

This book is free on these days only – 09/29/2014 at midnight PST until 11:59 pm on 10/03/2014. If the dates are the same that means the book is free one day only.

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In House Training A Puppy – How To House Train A Puppy In 7 Days Or Less you will learn to what house training is all about and discover the right approach that you should take, according to your dog’s behavior patterns and their breed’s characteristics. You will find out the right tools and supplies you can use while house training your puppy, in order to make this process easier and enjoyable.

Furthermore, you will learn why crate training a new puppy is so important and the right way to do it. You will find out how to properly potty train your puppy and how to handle any accidents that will probably occur in the process. Finally, there is an F.A.Q. section addressing some of the most common house training questions that every new dog owner should know.

About the Author
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Of course we don’t recommend you to take our word for granted. In fact, we advise you to approach any of our books with healthy skepticism and evaluate them for yourselves.
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Our vision and our goal is to share valuable knowledge so that our readers can benefit from and receive huge value from our books.
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Christopher Meets Buddy by Debra Shiveley Welch

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What inspired you to write your book?
When my then 11-year-old son’s book “Christopher Bullfrog Catcher” was published, I talked with him about making it into a series of pet care books. He agreed, and I began taking notes for him on different pet care books to write.

He was again published at age 15 with “Just Chris,” a companion book to my memoir “Son of My Soul – The Adoption of Christopher,” and at that point decided that he wanted to put his efforts and energy into music and photography.

Time passed, I continued to gather notes, and then my friend of many years, Michael Burke, owner of the Yahoo groups Tielfriends and Tielchatter, died suddenly.

The day I found out, I dug out all of my notes, asked my son’s permission to continue the series, and wrote “Christopher Meets Buddy.” The book is dedicated to my friend.

About your Book:
Nine-year-old Christopher decides that he wants a pet parrot for his birthday. In this charming tale, Christopher and his mother learn how to properly take care of a pet bird.

Complete with full color graphics, “Christopher Meets Buddy” will soon become one of your child’s and your favorite books.

Book Genre: Pet Care

What formats are your books in: Both eBook and Print

How do you see writing a book in the Pet Genre as different from writing other genres of books?
I don’t really see the writing of a pet genre book different from others. If it’s fiction, you develop your story, and if not, you make sure that what you are writing is correct, as in a “how to care for book” such as mine.

In all genres, integrity, respect for the reader and the profession should always guide your pen.

Advice to someone that is thinking about or currently working on a pet book
Research, research, research. Then have fun.

How did you decide how to publish your book and where is it published through:
The paper back version of “Christopher Meets Buddy” is through Saga Books, which has been my publisher for over ten years. Saga no longer publishes through KDP, and so my eBooks are represented by Red Road Books.

Author Bio:
Debra Shiveley Welch was born in Columbus, Ohio and has lived in the Greater Columbus area all of her life. She now resides in Central Ohio with her husband, Mark, and their son, Christopher, also a traditionally published author.

Debra is an Amazon Best Selling Author of 14 books and the recipient of the FaithWriter’s Gold Seal of Approval, Books & Authors Award of Excellence recipient, Books & Authors Best Non Fiction Book – 2007, AllBooks Reviews Editor’s Choice 2010 and Books & Authors Best Native American Fiction 2011. Her books include: “Cedar Woman,” her solo novel, made its debut in December of 2010 and recounts the story of a daughter of the Lakota Sioux who opens the first Native American restaurant in Central Ohio and won Books & Authors Best Native American Fiction 2011; four time award winner “Son of My Soul – The Adoption of Christopher” released during November, National Adoption Month in 2007 and a Best Seller on Amazon within the first week of its release and soon to be available in audio; “A Very Special Child,” an award winning Best Seller on Amazon America and in English at Amazon Japan. “Jesus Gandhi Oma Mae Adams,” Debra’s first novel, co-authored with Linda Lee Greene, an Amazon Best Seller as well.”Christopher Meets Buddy,” a children’s book about the proper care of a pet bird, is the second book in the Christopher Series. Printed in full color, it is an excellent guide if you are considering buying a pet bird.

All are available through Amazon in Kindle or paperback and your major book stores.

To view her other works, visit her author page on Amazon.

Currently Debra is working on “Spirit Woman,” a sequel to “Cedar Woman,” “Christopher’s Family Table,” a companion cook book to “Son of My Soul – The Adoption of Christopher” which she is co-authoring with her son, “My Cousin My Son – A Story of Adoption, Motherhood and Kinship,” a sequel to “Son of My Soul,” and “Heads Are Gonna Roll,” an ambitious tale weaving English history, reincarnation and murder.

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Free Book: Reservoir Cats by Penel Ashworth

This book is free on these days only – 09/24/2014 at midnight PST until 11:59 pm on 09/25/2014. If the dates are the same that means the book is free one day only.

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Welcome to the world of Squirt, a Somali cat who lives in Scotland with ‘Staff’ (the author). Squirt is a cat with delusions! He thinks he is a feline superhero and sincerely believes he sounds like Sir Sean Connery. One thing is certain, he is an extraordinary cat.

Squirt tells his stories with wit and wisdom. Diary extracts, profound philosophies, acute and hilarious observations of the world and some innovative if rather strange ideas. Meet Squirt’s family, friends and enemies and his alter ego The Shadow. Follow his exploits as he plots revenge on the mysterious Box Man, organises a world class sporting event and discovers something quite offensive on his doorstep.

Do you know why cats wear goggles?
What on earth would a cat do with a supermarket carrier bag?
Do you know the true definition of ‘catastrophe’?
Squirt has all the answers!

If you think that your cat leads a quiet, uneventful life it is quite likely that Squirt’s tales of the reservoir cats will make you change your mind. You are sure to fall in love with this witty, irreverent, irascible cat!

From Amazon customer reviews:-

“My friend sent it to me to borrow through Kindle but I loved it so much I’m going to purchase it!!!”

“Well written and jam-packed with great imagery…I highly recommend this Kindle book for cat lovers, young and old.”

“Charming, delightfully funny, insightful, heart warming.”

About the Author
Born in Yorkshire, England, Penel never listened to the age old advice not to work with children and animals. Managing a city farm, working at a working horse visitor centre, taking birds of prey out to meet schoolchildren, she’s done all that and more! It’s been a journey full of highs and lows and, let’s be honest, utter madness at times. This unorthodox life with animals and people has given her a wealth of funny and poignant moments to store away for use in her writing, which is her way of sharing her sense of humour and love of animals with the world.

After moving from the Yorkshire Dales she now lives and works on a rural estate in Aberdeenshire, Scotland and has begun work on a sequel to Reservoir Cats chronicling the further adventures of Squirt and including more of his wit, wisdom and cat’s eye views of the world.

As co-author, Squirt also merits a mention. Actually if he didn’t get one he might refuse to cooperate with the co-writing of any future books. Squirt was born in 2009 and has been a constant source of inspiration and irritation to his Staff. He is a pedigree cat, a fact he constantly reminds us of, and as such has an inflated idea of his own importance. He truly believes that the world is his for the taking and that life should be lived, experienced and enjoyed, pausing only for regular naps and snacks.

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Cast-off Cocker Spaniels by Becky Corwin-Adams

Cast-Off Cocker Spaniels is the true story of eleven cocker spaniels who were homeless and overcame a variety of problems before finding their furever home.

Targeted Age Group:
Teens – Adults

What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Don’t be afraid to publish your first book. Everyone has at least one story inside of them. Let your story out so others can enjoy it.

Author Bio:
Becky Corwin-Adams was born in Defiance, Ohio. Becky is a wife, a mother of two sons, and “MawMaw” to four grandchildren. She currently shares her home with seven cocker spaniels.

As a child, Becky had one cocker spaniel, dozens of cats, chickens, and a variety of “pocket pets.” She started writing stories about her pets at an early age. Becky is a freelance writer and columnist for The Farmland News and the author of “Cast-Off Cocker Spaniels”, “Cherished Cats and Childhood Capers”, and “Tails Along the Trails: Walking Adventures with Dogs”. Becky volunteers for Columbus Cocker Rescue as a foster parent, transporter, and Ebay seller.

Becky has been an avid reader since childhood. She especially enjoys reading Amish fiction, mysteries, and dog stories. When Becky isn’t reading or writing, she enjoys crafting and walking with her cocker spaniels. She has had dozens of her original craft patterns published in various craft magazines.

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
My passion for rescuing homeless cocker spaniels.

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Free Book: Better Undersstanding Your Horse by C.J Lledo

This book is free on these days only – 09/12/2014 at midnight PST until 11:59 pm on 09/14/2014. If the dates are the same that means the book is free one day only.

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Ever wished someone would hand you the manual to your horse?

No, not the one that tells you how to look after it, although this one coves aspects of horse management as well, I’m talking about the one that explains to you just why your horse does the crazy unexpected things other peoples’ horses don’t seem to do…

Well if you have, then this is it!

Better Understanding Your Horse opens up the enigmatic world of horse personalities, how they govern horses’ responses to certain events and occurrences and how best to manage them.

This book not only decodes your horse’s unique personality, it will help you to understand your horse’s behavior, how to manage your horse, also how to achieve a more harmonious relationship with your horse, whether you’re handling, riding or training it.

Some of the things you will learn from this book:

• How to establish your horse’s personality, or that of horses in your care.

• How to determine which equestrian sports are suitable for your horse, its personality, conformation and capabilities.

• What horse personalities are prone to stable vices and their management.

• Your horse’s learning style.

• What boundaries you should apply to various horses.

• What types of personalities will take advantage of (or in some cases take over from) you.

• When is the best time and place to train your horse.

• How to distinguish a hot horse from a dangerous horse.

• When something is in line with your horse’s personality and when it is a sign of trouble.

As owners, we can only strive to understand our horses better. By better understanding our horses, our riding, training and management of them becomes less stressful.

About the Author
Having respectively worn the caps of groom, instructor, trainer, stud and stable manager: CJ started her career with horses at age nine, cleaning tack in lieu for pony rides. By age twelve, she worked as a part time groom for a riding school on weekends and holidays, and was fired from a dealing yard at age seventeen for advising clients not to buy a problem horse. She then worked herself into the position of assistant manager of a Quarter Horse stud by age nineteen: And at age twenty-four, was short-listed by some of the top studs: finally accepting the position of stud manager on the biggest Friesian horse stud in the southern hemisphere: where she managed just shy of two hundred Friesians. It was during this time that her ability to profile horses became paramount.

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Toby and Red…A Tail of Two Cats (one of them rather crooked!) by Kate Hughes

What inspired you to write your book?
I cam up with the idea one day when we watched our family cat ‘Toby’ wander off down the garden path with the ginger cat ‘Red’ from next door. We didn’t think cats normally made friends with other cats and it made us laugh. t, why not write about what they could be getting up to? So I did!

About your Book:
Toby is a snooty, sophisticated black cat who is quite happy to rule his home and garden alone. However, when a clumsy ginger cat called Red moves in next door, everything changes as an unlikely yet comical friendship begins to grow! Toby, astounded at Red’s lack of basic cat skills takes him under his paw and the two animals soon find themselves involved in a series of hilarious escapades!

Whether it’s escaping from dangerous dogs, tackling great furry beasts or playing detective, Toby and Red make a fabulous team!

If you love cats and wonder what they might get up to when you’re not watching, you’ll love this book!

Book Genre: Childrens

What formats are your books in
eBook

How do you see writing a book in the Pet Genre as different from writing other genres of books?
I think what makes it different is you have your inspiration right there in front of you. It is also exciting to be able to use your imagination and give animals human characteristics to make them come to life! What I enjoyed when writing about ‘Red’ was turning the traditional idea of cats on its head and making completely hopeless!

Advice to someone that is thinking about or currently working on a pet book
Watch your animals carefully and try to think about what could be going through their heads!

How did you decide how to publish your book and where is it published through:
I tried the traditional route but found it rather like a brick wall! Unless you know someone, I think publishing is incredibly hard to get into. So, one day when I heard that a friend of a my sister’s had gone down the self-publishing path with Amazon, I decided to give it a go. I found it pretty easy and so rewarding to finally see my words in print!

Author Bio:
Hi, I’m Kate Hughes and this is a little bit of information about me!

I was born in Worcester, but as my dad was a soldier, I spent the first few years of my life travelling to various places such as Germany and Malta. Finally my family settled down in Derbyshire, and apart from a few years away at college, this is where I have stayed!

As well as being a primary school teacher for over 20 years, I am a mum of three girls which keeps me pretty busy. My poor husband is completely outnumbered by females in our house, so it was good news when we found out that our cat wasn’t a ‘Maisy’, but in actual fact was a ‘Toby’!

My writing started years ago when I first started teaching; I used to produce scripts for the drama club to perform. However, it is only recently that I have decided to take it seriously. I recently had a couple of stories printed in my local paper which was fabulous! Up until then I had never seen my words published!

When I’m not tapping away on my netbook, I quite like to ignore the housework and do something more interesting! I enjoy cycling whilst listening to various 80’s and 90’s tunes and I love baking cakes. My cherry scones are a particular favourite in our house.

‘Mr Brown’s Suitcase’ was my debut novel. When I started writing it I intended it as an older children’s book, but I have been pleasantly surprised that adults enjoy it too! I have just finished the ‘Toby and Red’ books which are based on my snooty black cat and his ginger friend next door. I hope both children and cat lovers will enjoy them!

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