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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.
And now enjoy this wonderful Interview with Author Dawn Greenfield
Author Interview for Joy @ Splashes of Joy
- How did you come up with the idea for this book?
I was having a poor pitiful me moment at the kitchen table while looking at the baby books for my two sons. My dog Shasta Ann was on her dog bed and I turned to her and said, Shasta, I wish I had a baby book for you.
That’s all it took. I started documenting the similarities between puppies and babies.
- Did it take a long time to write The Puppy Baby Book?
This book was more about design than writing. It’s not the traditional nonfiction book, which is filled with words. I had to come up with topics for every page that dealt with the life of a puppy. And, back then, unfortunately, I didn’t keep very good records.
Around June of 1999 I started making a list of what the book should contain. By September 16, 1999 I had a rough draft. On January 16, 2000 I hired an artist to create the pages.
- The book won an IPPY award. What category did you enter?
I was so surprised when I received the news. It was in the Popular Culture category and was up against a history of comic books, and a book about the Beatles. Talk about good company! The competition head told me they had never seen a book such as mine and that it was beautiful.
- Are there other books in the series?
I was going to have an entire series: The Kitten Baby Book, My New Home, The Birdie Baby Book, and In Memory Of. Then I nixed the birdie book.
Unfortunately, the money wasn’t available for marketing, so the cash did not flow in as expected. The Kitten Baby Book is ready to be printed, but my pocketbook is somewhat dry right now.
- What else do you write?
So glad you asked! At this time, I have 13 novels in three series (cozy mystery, sci-fi/fantasy YA, and adult shapeshifter), and two stand-alone novels. I also have 5 nonfiction books, and 15 screenplays.
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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