Cat lover? Read all about my “Purrfect” success story! Unknown, local author makes good! Dreams really do come true!
As animal lovers, my husband, Howard, and I have written a series of children’s stories regarding cats and their interaction with other animals in a fictional world. The emphasis in these stories is conflict resolution without violence. It is our view that children can be taught to reside peacefully with others by the examples set in our series, The Catnip Capers.
We penned these stories nearly five years ago. Being novices as authors, we purchased numerous educational materials and studied them in depth. We learned how to follow submission guidelines, write quality query letters and learned how to research prospective publishers.
For five consecutive years we sought out a proper publisher for our manuscripts. Although we did receive many rejection letters, they were never negative in content. Mostly we received notices that our manuscripts were just “not right for their list” or that the publisher simply didn’t have the ability to take on another manuscript for publication. In fact, we received numerous replies stating that we certainly understand our subject matter.
So we never gave up. In October of 2008 we were contacted by Editor, Deb Staples of SynergEbooks and she agreed to publish our manuscripts as ebooks and in CD-ROM format.
Our dreams have come true! What began as a fantasy is now a reality!
Catnip Capers, The First Story of the Catnip Caper Series.
Published January 2009 by www.synergebooks.com
Revenge of the Great Ghost, The Second Story of the Catnip Caper Series.
Published May 2009 by www.synergebooks.com
The Legend of Thunder, The Third Story of the Catnip Caper Series
Published in October 2009 by www.synergEbooks.com
The Tale of the Little Lions, The Fourth Story of the Catnip Caper Series.
Published August 2010 by www.synergebooks.com
Ruth and Howard Horwitz
1636 N. Wells St. #409
Chicago IL 60614