Time for Holiday Shopping = Time for Books

Celebrate the holidays with our new picture book, When My Family Stayed Home: A Dog’s Quarantine Story. A 2020 novelty written to fill bookshelves and hearts with comfort and hope, When My Family Stayed Home is a perfect piece to end the year, a warm story to read with children, and a unique stocking stuffer for any dog lover or book lover (you know, some of the best people). See you by the fireplace!

Sneak Peek

Here is a sneak peek of our new book, When My Family Stayed Home: A Dog’s Quarantine Story. We hope it brings you as much joy as it has given to us! The link is in our Bookstore.

Children’s Book Release

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.

Thank you for supporting authors.

Corona Carnage

This pandemic

has taken peace

(however much of it we had)

and put in its place

a constant, unrelenting

pain,

— somehow shockingly swift

and sadistically slow —

creating a sort of global wartime,

that makes us yearn for

the things of comfort:

a mother’s embrace,

a lover’s touch,

a child’s messy kiss,

and corona,

this cruel, ironic burden,

has made those

the very weapons of its war.

(where do we find

rest

when the war is in

our homes?)

Race/Rest

We have been

training

for the run —

the race —

from the moment

our feet

hit the ground.

Now we must learn

how to rest

with no one

to teach us,

for it hasn’t

yet

been done

in our

recorded history.