Nothing beats the feeling of seeing stories that
have lived in your head and in notebooks and in files on your laptop transformed into real books. These are extra-special because they are my very first hardbacks. They are beautifully designed and feature gorgeous illustrations by Misa Saburi on almost every page - she has a lovely style - the pictures are sweet and adorable at the same time as being elegant and timeless. I'm very lucky and grateful to have been able to work with the amazing Laura Godwin and her team at Godwin Books/Henry Holt/Macmillan.
I loved writing these books. They combine just about all my favourite things; history, adventure, friendship - and, of course, dogs.
If you would like to see an excerpt of the books you can read the first few pages on the Macmillan Kids website.
-An exciting new illustrated chapter book series for dog-loving readers!
Time Dogs 1. Balto and the Race Against Time
When a pack of senior dogs find themselves transported back in time—and turned into puppies!—they must make their way back home, helping real-life historical dogs along the way.
In this first adventure, meet Baxter, Trevor, Newton, Titch, and Maia—the time dogs!—as they find themselves transported through time and space to 1925 Alaska. There, deep in the wilderness, the puppies must help Balto in his famous sled race to deliver medicine during a diphtheria outbreak.
In this second adventure, Baxter, Trevor, Newton, Titch, and Maia—the time dogs!—find themselves transported through time and space to 1805 on the Missouri River. There, deep in the wilderness, the puppies must help Seaman, the dog of legendary explorers Lewis and Clark.
The books will only be available in the US to start with, although you can order them via Amazon and other international suppliers. Paperback editions will be published next year. They are also available everywhere on Kindle.
Maia was very impressed.
Storm not so much. I'm a dog, missus, I can't read. Can't you see I'm busy having my afternoon nap?