Last fall, I began writing a collection of short stories called the Legend of Zelda. The stories are loosely based on the life of our pug named Zelda. I published one Zelda story a month on this blog from October through March, and after writing thirteen Zelda stories, I decided to self-publish the collection. In the midst of this decision, I took one of these stories to my writing group to be critiqued. The reception was great, although they had a few good suggestions to create a story arc for the Legend of Zelda. I revised the thirteen short stories, sent them to be proofread, and booked a designer for my book cover. Unfortunately, the process took longer than expected on my end as I took time off for my stepfather's illness and passing, along with moving.
But, I am excited that I am super close to announcing a release date for what will now be known as The Adventures of Zelda: A Pug Tale. (During this process, I realized the Legend of Zelda is copyrighted and decided it was best to change the name.) I have some final formatting to do and a couple design tweaks. When those are done, I will set a release date. Until then, the teaser is below or you can read the first two chapters on Wattpad!
What happens when a stubborn pug encounters a snowman, a giant leaf pile, or Jack Jack the cat?
Zelda is a curly-tailed, wrinkly, stubborn pug. But, she isn't an ordinary pug content to eat and sleep her days away. Zelda is always searching for a new adventure, mystery to solve, or squirrel to catch, and her unexpected reactions cause readers to smile and laugh.
The thirteen short stories in this book connect and build into a story arc creating an exciting chapter book for all ages, young and old.
The Adventures of Zelda will be available the summer of 2013 in paperback and across the major e-book platforms.