This week, I received 100 followers on WordPress. Thank you all so much for reading my little epistles. I don’t always have much to say, but I declare my right to say it all the same! So, thank you for choosing to read my thoughts.
Starting last week, I began the process of publishing my children’s book, “Jack Learns to Grill.” I am a bit overwhelmed by it all, but my good friend and author Jackie Smith, has helped me every step of the way. I can’t say how grateful I am to her.
Anyway, Jack of “Jack Learns.. ” books is a real live dingo that I adopted a few years ago. He is a curious, animated dog who is smart and has the warmest heart and the funniest expressions. His hero status in the “Jack Learns…” books is merited by his empathy for those less fortunate than his family, his desire to understand human conditions such as learning differences, bullies and other sides of humanity that encourages him to be proactive towards others. Jack is an amazing friend to those who may not have friends, a cheerleader for the downtrodden and an activist like none we’ve seen in the animal world. I cannot wait for the book to come out this month.
This illustration of Jack, courtesy of Tana Leone Jacks of Whimsical Pet Portraits, who said “Yes!” to being my illustrator. Oh my gosh! I can’t thank her enough for her patience in working with me. She is certainly amazing. Check out her Whimsical Pet Portraits linked above. She is able to capture a pet’s personality with just a photo. I have three Whimsical Pet Portraits- one of Jack, one of our Pyrenes/Shepherd mix, Buddy and one of my horse, Licorice. She can do yours too!!
So, if you don’t hear from me much during the next couple of weeks, it is because I am feverishly working to get my first book out. I have three other books following “Jack Learns to Grill.”
Thanks again for your readership!