What inspired you to write your book?
This book was inspired by my blog that was launched in January 2010. I started my blog as a way to educate and promote the observance of National Dog Week. My book about the origins of NDW and its founder, Captain William Lewis Judy: The Man who went to the Dogs and took America with Him, will be published in the later part of 2013.
About your Book:
An engaging and uplifting collection of seven short dog-centric stories about the search and rescue dogs of the soul.
Book Genre: Inspirational/Short Story Collection
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 a difference. I think that animals are such a big part of our lives, when you write about them, you are writing about issues that resonate with almost everyone.
Advice to someone that is thinking about or currently working on a pet book
Try to find an angle not covered before. But that said, we never seem to get enough stories about the bond between human and animals.
How did you decide how to publish your book and where is it published through:
Something’s Lost was self-published. The Will Judy book will be published traditionally. I do have a literary agent and we try the traditional routes first. I would definitely self-publish again if a book is not picked up by a publisher.
Lisa Begin-Kruysman lives in Ocean County, New Jersey with her husband and rescued Shih poo, Teddy. Her short fiction has garnered national recognition in writing competitions sponsored by Calliope Writers and Writer’s Digest Magazine.
Her current work-in-progress, chronicles the life of Captain William Lewis Judy. In 1928, Judy, the ultimate dog-enthusiast, established the National Dog Week Movement to officially honor the canines of America and those who cared for them.
In 2010, the author launched a blog dedicated to Will Judy and his teachings. One-hundred posts later, she has learned that now more than ever, there is a need for an intelligent exchange about the state of the dog in the states of the nation.
To be part of a new chapter of the National Dog Week Movement please go to http://nationaldogweekbook.wordpress.com
In an informed and enlightened world, every dog can have its day and hopefully its week, too.
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