Yesterday, we released our first picture book through Amazon’s self-publisher platform. Self-publishing is a rewarding, yet terrifying experience. It’s a great honor to see your work bound into a book and celebrated by your followers, but it’s also a moment of stark vulnerability as you rely upon the people around you to decide the fate of your piece (because you don’t have a giant publishing house who recreates fate daily).
This book was created as an uplifting story for kids and a novelty for adults. If you love doggos, think we need a stream of light in this dark chapter, cherish humor, or love supporting small authors, please share, reblog, and order our book. Thank you for helping us to reach bookshelves everywhere.
I have taken some time away from blog writing to focus on the co-creation and release of our first children’s book, When My Family Stayed Home: A Dog’s Quarantine Story.
This story is an uplifting perspective of isolation offered through the lens of a family’s dog who is thrilled, confused, and filled with love when he realizes his family is staying home with him. It explores the new normal that so many families have experienced during the global pandemic. It offers humor, human connection, and hope for the readers, young and old. This piece captures a time that is unique in circumstances but universal in nature. From making dance videos to building toilet paper forts, our dog’s family is experiencing something that we all have, binding us with this shared — and somehow positive, if you ask the dog — moment in history.
Creating this book was a great source of joy and connection during this time of chaos and isolation. I hope that it brings joy to you, too.