I Did It!

If you’ve read the last couple of posts I’ve made here, you know I’ve written a children’s book called Piggy and Pug that I’ve been waiting EVER SO PATIENTLY to release. I knew this day would eventually happen, but I’m still in shock that it’s here. My book is now available to order!

I shared posts of the exciting and stressful journey it took to create this self-published book on Facebook and on Instagram, if you’re interested in seeing all of that. In those posts, I thank the people who helped me along the way, but I want to thank them all again here.

Thank you to my husband, Wil, for encouraging me to write the story little-kid-me always wanted to read, and to Ariana Osborne, for giving me the best advice and guidance to be able to turn my story into a for-reals book.

Thank you to my illustrator, Vipin Alex Jacob, for bringing the characters in my head to life on paper. You captured the heart and soul of these sweet, adorable characters perfectly. You are amazing.

Thank you, Charlotte Moore, for your editing expertise, your friendship, and for being the voice of calm when I was teetering on the edge of the panic cliff. You are the best.

Thank you, Will Hindmarch, for your layout design skills. I’m sure working with a newbie is a task in itself, and you met the challenge like a pro.

Thank you to my amazing group of friends in the group text message thread that never ends. Your support, your encouragement, and your belief in my ability to see this project through to the end made all the difference.

And last but not least, thank you to Andrew Norcross for making such a great website for me. Because of your mad skills, I can share my book with everyone!

I’m sure you will have questions and even though all the answers are on the site, I will answer a couple of FAQ here:

  • Piggy and Pug is currently only available on piggyandpug.com and in the two Vroman’s stores in Pasadena, CA. It will be available on Amazon and on Kindle in early spring this year.
  • Yes, I will be reading and signing my book out in the world! The calendar on the site will show you what’s confirmed as of now, and I will update it as soon as we have confirmation of other appearances, readings in libraries, schools, etc. SO EXCITING!
  • Because the books are being shipped out from a distribution center in Nevada and not by me personally, I am unable to send you a signed copy at this time. I will try to do an online event at some point in the future where I can get a supply to personalize and send to you, but I will announce when I can do that as soon as I figure it out.
  • If you are interested in scheduling an appearance, I have a publicist who can make that happen! Her name is Susan Peters and you can email her at susanxpeters [at] gmail [dot] com.

Are you ready? I sure am! I hope you enjoy Piggy and Pug as much as I do!

13 thoughts on “I Did It!

  1. Congratulations Anne, you can see this was a real labor of love for you and I wish you nothing but success on it!

  2. Congratulations, Anne! I’m so glad you took the plunge and put this adorable book into the world!

  3. Congratulations Anne! I so wish that I could bring my daughter to come see you at one of your read and sign events but sadly they are too far for us to travel. I am very excited to order a copy for her though. I have loved hearing all about how it has come to be and it is so cute!

  4. Congratulations! Will you be selling copies at ECCC or should I order online? Thank you!

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