Today we are interviewing Bobbie Asad, author of the children's book Tucker's Story.Tell us a bit about yourself.
Bobbie is an electrical designer, laid off from a consulting engineering firm, she embraced the change and became the owner of Mad Hatter. Bobbie opened Mad Hatter in its present location about a year ago in downtown Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina, where the unique shop has been earning rave reviews. Bobbie's skills as an entrepreneur are apparent in the range of services and delights available in one shop from teas and tastings to hats for every occasion, along with locally produced and sourced lotions, sprays and soaps.
How long have you been writing?
I am a new writer, I started one book over a year ago, put it aside, and recently finished it. It will be the next one to be published once the illustrations are complete.
First ebook published September 15th, 2014. Mad Hatter Tea Society (short story).
Second book (paperback and ebook) published October 8, 2014.
Describe the plot of your new book in a few sentences.
Tucker, a handsome German Shepherd mix, has a great home, up until he finds himself homeless. This is his journey from homeless to a business logo. This story is fiction based on truth.
Who (age, gender, etc) do you think would most appreciate this book?
Young children, kindergarten and above. Elementary and Middle School Children too.
What inspirations contributed to this book?
Tucker is a real dog, my rescue dog, and this is his story. While the book is fiction based on truth, a lot of the book did actually happen. His former owners abandoned him, a rescue group found him, and I adopted him. He is such a kind, gentle, laid-back dog, who was already trained by his former owners. Dog Trotters is a real facility, and a drawing of him is used in their logo.
What genre do you read most frequently?
How do you feel about the increasing popularity of ebooks?
As an avid reader, who reads mostly ebooks now, I understand the convenience of being able to purchase ebooks.
Do you write with a computer, typewriter, or pen and paper? Why do you use this tool?
I use a computer – I can type faster than I can write on paper.
What do you have in mind for your next project?
My next book is about Truman, another rescue dog, that was adopted from a local shelter when she was five weeks old.
Is there anything else you'd like potential readers to know about your book?
Tucker is real, so is Dog Trotters, and he really is a part of their logo.
Buy the book on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Tuckers-Story-Bobbie-Asad/dp/1500964409