What inspired you to write your book?
I love animals, and I love writing, so it seemed natural to combine the two passions.
About your Book:
She’s back! Animal lover Kelly Meister-Yetter picks up where her first book, Crazy Critter Lady, left off, with a fun new batch of critter tales guaranteed to warm your heart. Join Kelly as she tries to avoid being thrown by her new equine buddy, Bit – a horse who is literally afraid of his own shadow – and learn what happens when a local do-gooder decides to rescue her rogue gang of flightless ducks off that City pond in a -25 degree cold spell.
In addition to juggling all her critter responsibilities, Meister-Yetter also acquires a husband, an otherwise-perfect man who hits the roof when he finds out he’s at the bottom of the pecking order! No Better Medicine will make you laugh, cry, and wish that you were having this much fun!I
Book Genre: animal-themed memoir
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?
Animal lovers are unique people! We give our pets silly nicknames, we treat them as family members, we spoil them rotten, and we grieve deeply when we lose them. Animal stories come from the heart, by people who understand the depth of our attachment to our critter friends. I may not be able to relate to a writer’s fondness for his pet tarantula, but I can certainly relate to his commitment to it!
Advice to someone that is thinking about or currently working on a pet book
The same advice I give every writer: know your craft inside and out! Buy the biggest dictionary and thesaurus you can find, and refer to them often! Don’t settle for mediocrity in your writing! Correct spelling, punctuation, grammar and sentence structure are vital if you want to be taken seriously as a writer. Nothing disappoints me more than a poorly-written book!
How did you decide how to publish your book and where is it published through:
After receiving stacks and stacks of rejection letters from conventional agents and publishers, I realized that I could either keep waiting for Crazy Critter Lady to fall into the right hands, or I could self-publish and get on with writing Book 2. I asked a few people who had self-published their books, and made the decision to try it myself. I used Amazon’s Createspace as my self-publishing venue, and have not regretted my decision. In fact, I enjoyed the process so much that I used Createspace again for my second book, No Better Medicine.
While we all want our manuscripts picked up by a huge international agency, self-publishing gives you a lot more freedom than you would have with conventional publishers: you design and decide everything yourself. I chose the cover, I chose the font, I chose the bio picture, I chose the overall format, and I like having that level of control over the product that I created.
Kelly Meister-Yetter is a writer, photographer, potter, blogger, and author of Crazy Critter Lady and No Better Medicine. She shares her life with three ducks, four cats, and a barn full of ornery horses. Based on her years of experience rescuing animals in need, Kelly also acts as an advocate for their care and humane treatment, donating her time and resources to numerous animal welfare organizations. When she’s not volunteering at a horse rescue facility, Kelly enjoys training her horse, and waiting on her cats hand and foot. Kelly, the critters, and her husband, live in Northwest Ohio.