What inspired you to write your book?
I love dogs and libraries and fantasy. I decided to put the three together and The Shapeshifters Library series was the result.
About your Book:
Love dogs? Love books? Love libraries? Hate Book-burning werewolves?
You’ll love The Shapeshifters’ Library series
Welcome to the Shipsfeather, Ohio, where an ancient race of dog-shifters struggle, under an ordinary public library, to save the knowledge of the world from book-burning werewolves.
For years a curse has imprisoned the dog-shifters in the basement of the Shipsfeather Library—where they have made the best of things with a gym, a spa, a Starbarks, and, of course, their wildly successful internet company, Zoogle—but now, thanks to librarian Liberty Cutter and her zany staff, they may actually have a chance to break free. If only they can convince Liberty to believe in magic…
Book Genre: Canine fantasy
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 believe that putting animals into a fantasy book is a big responsibility.
Advice to someone that is thinking about or currently working on a pet book
Be sure to let the animal keep their dignity. Cheap shots at humor only demean the animal and the people in the book.
How did you decide how to publish your book and where is it published through:
I found a dog friendly publisher looking for for canine fiction. Donna Ball has published over 100 books with NY publishers and now under her own house, teaches writing, and is a dog trainer. She’s a fabulous editior. Read her dog mysteries, the Ladybug Farm series or my favorite Denvoncroix werewolf series under one of her pen names, Donna Boyd.
Amber Polo has had a lifelong love affair with libraries and dogs. A fascination with lost ancient libraries and curiosity about why werewolves outnumbered dogshifters in literature inspired her new urban fantasy series filled with librarian dogshifters, The Shapeshifters’ Library. Released is the first volume. Retrieved is the second.
Her previous novels include the award-winning Flying Free, an Arizona airpark romance with a high-flying Alaskan Malamute, and a Sedona paranormal romance Romancing Rebecca. To help writers and stressed readers reduce stress, her book Relaxing the Writer: Guidebook to the Writers’ High offers suggestions and simple exercises. Using her calming voice she’s recorded relaxation CDs that help almost anyone relax. After working in more than six libraries and living with five Old English Sheepdogs (at one time) she happily calls a small town in Arizona home.
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