I am thrilled to share exciting news about our upcoming children's book: Soaring Soren: When French Bulldogs Fly. The manuscript is edited and finalized, the cover art is completed, illustrations are in progress and we have a Publisher! The pieces are all falling into place and we hope the book will be available for pre-sale this summer, and generally available before Christmas!
This book is very dear to me, as it tells the story of my real-life hero and best friend, Soren the French Bulldog. A stocky little bulldog with a big head and short legs wouldn't seem a candidate to be a star in the physically demanding sport of dog agility, but Soren was not one to be limited by obstacles. What he accomplished in that sport was nothing short of amazing, and he did it out of his love for me and for the game, his determination, and because, as with everything he chose to do, it never occurred to him he could not do it.
I thank Krista Hill of L Talbott Editorial and Rory Maruschak for helping me polish the manuscript. It is a much better story thanks to your input. Many thanks to Richard Slotkin for his advice and support. I am very grateful to Aperture Press LLC, our Publisher, for believing in Soren's story and wanting to publish it. And I feel especially blessed to have the incredibly talented Morgan Spicer creating the illustrations for the book. What a thrill for me to see Soren's story coming to life so beautifully on paper. His amazing heart, spirit and personality shine through and I know the wonderful depiction of him will capture the hearts of children.
Soren has always been an inspiration to me--a little dog with such a big heart and such an incredible attitude. I hope that by sharing his story, he will continue to inspire children and adults alike to wave goodbye to naysayers with a smile as they charge off to follow their dreams!