What inspired you to write your book?
The Doggie Woogie Doodle Series was inspired by Shadow, my beloved mixed poodle who passed last summer at 15 years old. Her nickname was Doggie Woggie Doodle.
I have incorporated many of the funny antics of Shadow through out the stories.
I also have other characters that are due out in in June, July, and August that encompass the silly to the ridiculous! Fun for all ages.
About your Book:
Book 2 of the Doggie Woggie Doodle Series.
Doggie Woggie Doodle is on a wonderful new adventure! She has a huge surprise for Tinker Toodle and his mom. She gives them a wonderful gift of four furry, fun puppies in this new story. Watch in wonder as Tinker tries to figure out what Doggie Woggie is up to this time!
Fun rhyming with great accompanying illustrations that are perfect for the story, and an introduction to the miracle of life for small children. A beautifully illustrated picture book with rhymes.
A fun book for ages 1-8.
Fun for the whole family
Book Genre: Children/Dogs
What formats are your books in
How do you see writing a book in the Pet Genre as different from writing other genres of books?
I love this genre! This seems to free up the kid in me and lets me run and play! lol
I write in the romance genre under different pen names.. The cool thing about this is that I can use my real name and put it out there without the stigma of being a romance writer.
It’s fun, child like, and makes me happy. When I write my rhymes, I see my characters playing and laughing. Also I outsource my illustrations to two wonderful artists that I was able to find on Odesk.
So far so good. The artist on this book is currently working on book 3 in the series and I have her scheduled through August working on the next three. Who knows what project I will put her on next?
Advice to someone that is thinking about or currently working on a pet book
Best advice. Come from your heart. Do what you know. If you owned a pet, think back to the things about him/her, that made you laugh, cry, brought joy to you and other family members. Incorporate those things into your story, then make up other things around those experiences. Shadow, my dog who was with me for 15 years never did have puppies, but this is how I would have felt if she had and I was still a kid.
Also, if you can not draw. OUTSOURCE! Fiverr is good, but I am having the best of luck with Odesk. I am very specific as to what I want. I put out three or four rhymes and ask the artist to choose one and give me a sample of how they see my character. Also I don’t pay by the hour, but by the job. A flat fee. You can get into trouble paying by the hour. Also.. you must be sure the text is on the same page as the image. I do pay a guy at Fiverr to format these books for me.. 5 bucks…. or… you can put the text directly onto the image depending on how much text you have. One last thing. I give the artist the book.. the rhymes and a description page with the number associated with the rhyme in full description of what I want in the image.. this way the artist isn’t guessing. It’s like directing a scene.
How did you decide how to publish your book and where is it published through:
I like Amazon right now. I enjoy the free promos I can use with KDP select and I like the exposure. Eventually I will go into other avenues with the books. Right now, I am waiting for book three and then will combine all the books into one. At that point I will have it made into hard copy thru Create Space.
Also this gives me 5 total books out of 3. 4 on Kindle then another on CS. …And more opportunity to sell them.
Adrienne Lee is a children’s book author who has written many How to books in the Art/graphics arena as well. When not creating a website or ecover, she is busy creating rhymes and stories for kids. She attributes her kid like spirit to her Mom, who was always making up funny words and stories while she was growing up.
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