Dogs in Space and a sweet Valentine’s Day gift

Dogs in Space is the 8th book in the Astro’s Adventures series of books. It is one of my favourites and, other people must agree with me, because it’s one of the better selling titles. In it I introduced a

Have you ever wondered what celebrities’ dogs think their names are?

Well, wonder no more! In Astro’s Adventures: Major Dakota’s Ghost, we meet five celebrity pups who have been dog-napped. When you read what they call themselves you’ll laugh till you cry! See if you can guess which Pupstar belongs to

How did I include a blind dog into children’s books?

While I was waiting for the first book in the Astro’s Adventures series, The Great Escape, to go through the long and exhaustive publishing processes I adopted a small blind puppy. Her name was Stella D’oro and she was born

When do you do your best writing?

While I was sitting outside enjoying the spring sunshine I realised that I do some of my best writing when I’m not writing. Now, I know what you’re thinking! But it’s true. When I sit quietly and stare into the

Is it hard to be funny when you are writing a story?

It’s not easy being funny on paper. The written word is a very expressive and yet commanding. As we all know the key to great comedy is in the timing. This is much easier to get right when you’re speaking

The Emotional Roller Coaster of Writing

As an author it is important to take stock about where you are and what you are doing. I found this article recently and wanted to share it with you. It was written three years ago but it showcases and

Astro’s Adventures The Great Escape

The Great Escape was the first of the Astro’s Adventures books. It was written after an exchange between emails between myself and my friend, Astro’s owner. Astro had injured himself and had to be confined in a crate so his

Developing story book characters from real dogs

Most of the characters in my books are based on real dogs. Everyone who has owned a dog knows that they have so much personality so writing a story about one dog doesn’t seem that difficult. However, I have to

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