Book Title: The Puppy Baby Book by Dawn Greenfield Ireland
Category: Adult Non-Fiction (18+), 81 pages
Genre: Non-Fiction, Puppy Baby Book
Publisher: Artistic Origins
Release dates: October 2000
Tour dates: Oct 14 to Oct 30, 2020
Content Rating: G. This is a fill-in-the-blanks baby book for anyone who adopts a puppy, just like an infant baby book.
CELEBRATING 20-YEARS ANNIVERSARY!
This unique hardcover "fill in the blanks" baby book gives dog lovers the same opportunity to chart their puppies growth and progress, as parents of infants do with their baby books.
Now, as your puppy grows, you can document:
- Where the puppy was born
- The birth parents names and breeds
- Who the puppy resembles
- Where the puppy was adopted from
- The first meal
- The puppy's playmates
- When potty training took place
- Obedience school classes
- Favorite things to do
- What vitamins the puppy takes
- Medical records
- Medical emergencies and blunders
- And much more
There is a keepsake pocket for the first rabies tag after it expires, a page where you can place your puppy's paw prints, a pocket to keep the adoption papers, a placeholder for an adoption announcement card, a first aid kit list, and picture placeholders throughout the book. You will be able to write what you did with your puppy on special days throughout the calendar year from New Years day to Hanukkah and Christmas -- 23 occasions in all.
Dawn Greenfield Ireland is the author of several award-winning novels, nonfiction books, and screenplays. To date she has 12 published novels that consists of three series (cozy mystery, YA science fiction/fantasy, and adult shape-shifter), a dystopian, and a sci-fi romance adventure. The Last Dog, a dystopian novel set in 2086 is closely related to the Covid/Corona pandemic! Who knew there would be so many parallels from the time she wrote the book (2010) to this crazy pandemic of 2020! Three of her nonfiction books have won awards. Nine of her 15 screenplays (comedies, dramas, horror, action adventure and science fiction), have won awards. She has also written three short scripts. Her former day job as an award-winning technical writer (34 years) played a major role in her fiction writing – she is detailed oriented, the organizational queen of the known universe, and never misses a deadline. Dawn writes full time in addition to editing books for authors, and coaching people through the writing process.
Connect with the author: website ~ facebook ~ twitter ~ pinterest ~ instagram ~ goodreads
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When did you start writing?
Back in 1979 I had a long commute from my house in far west Houston to my job in central southwest Houston. The trek down Highway 6 to I-10 was long, crossing over Addicks dam which was treed on both sides. A beautiful, serene drive on that part of my commute.
I didn’t know I was about to become a writer. On that long ride, a minimum of 45-minutes one way, depending on traffic, and god forbid, rainy weather, I daydreamed.
There was never a moment that my mind was quiet. I always had little dramas and things flinging around in my head. But one day I started fantasizing about a specific thing, and picked up on the same situation the next day, then the next. At that point, I carried a yellow lined tablet and a pen on the passenger seat and would furiously write at every stop in traffic.
I’m guilty of using work-time to type and print out these episodes. Before I knew it, a full-blown story emerged. I didn’t have a clue about how to write a novel. At that time, I didn’t even have grammar skills. Spelling never was a problem—I aced that all throughout school. Memorizing word lists came easy. But that grammar – I shuddered thinking about it.
Back then, the story was called Second Chance. My characters, Darleen and Trakon were 28 and 32 years old. I finished the first draft in 1984. Many years later, the story evolved into Prophecy of Thol with teenagers (D’laine and Trakon) as my main characters. The series contains four novels. The fifth will be out in 2021.
The Puppy Baby Book was the first book I published under my company logo of Artistic Origins. By 2000 I had written four novels and several screenplays, but I was trying to go the traditional route with getting a literary agent and/or a traditional publisher. I ditched that idea and have sense published my own books—all 18 of them (fiction and nonfiction).