You guys are the first ones to know that I am nearly finished writing my second children's book.
I wanted to tell you all about this new book, because it is about a topic that is very special to me! Think about some of the special interests you know I have, and then try to guess what this new book is about.
Do you give up? Okay, I'll tell you! It is about dogs!
Well, not just dogs. It is about a little boy and his mother, who decide to start fostering a rescue dog.
The rescue dog's name is
The story tells of how Pixie came to the rescue. She was a homeless dog, who was then taken to an overcrowded animal shelter, and finally picked up by a rescue organization. The little boy and his mother meet Pixie as she comes off the transport (the way my mom and I first met Trixie!) and they take her home. The little boy becomes very attached to Pixie, although he knows that his family is only fostering her until she can find a forever home.
Eventually the bittersweet day comes when a wonderful family falls in love with Pixie and decides to adopt her. Of course, the little boy doesn't want to give up his new best friend!
I won't tell you the end of the story because I don't want to spoil it. But I will tell you the ending is a lot different from how Trixie's story ended up!
I am actually going to self-publish this story instead of working with the publisher I worked with on my last book. The reason being that I've realized I can do pretty much everything the publisher did for me, and keep all of the profits instead of sharing them with a third party. I know it wasn't a scam, because I didn't have to give up any money in order to get it published... everything was free to me, and the publisher would only get a commission when books were actually sold. But I do think the small, independent publisher is really, really, really small... like one person... and they bit off a little more than they could chew when they decided to start a publishing company. They haven't really done much at all to help get my book out there. I mean, I didn't lose anything in the deal... but still... might as well just do it myself if I can.
Also... I just said I am self-publishing it so I won't have to share profits with a third party. But I actually am going to share the profits... I will donate half of the proceeds of this book to the rescue organization that Trixie came from!
What do you think of that idea?
I will even share with you the very first illustration for the book. You are the very, very first people to set eyeballs on this. I hope you like it!
Alright... I am going to go work on it some more now! Sorry I am a little bit behind on my blog reading. You know how it is for ADHD and Aspie people when we get our minds stuck on a project... it is super hard to take time away from it!
But I will be reading blogs later today or tomorrow, I promise.
In the mean time, pip pip cheerio! Whatever that means!