Wednesday, August 08, 2012

My Friends Of Fur And Feather


"A collection of 50 poems – ranging from amusing to emotional - written for some of the various pets my family or I have had.

The pets mentioned in this collection include 4 hamsters, 2 rabbits, 4 dogs, 7 cats, a guinea pig, and a budgie. All poems are captioned with details of the pets they are about.

Featured on the cover are Butterscotch Pudding the Syrian hamster, Castellan Keroberous the West Highland White Terrier, Myskanco “Chance” Silva Flame the Oriental cat, Stew Pot the Dwarf-Mix rabbit, Charlie’s Angel the Budgie, and Gwydion the Silver Agouti Teddy guinea pig."

Published August 6th 2012
ISBN: 9781476201474

Buy it at Smashwords: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/212317

14 comments:

laurie said...

oh my , thats amazing, and whats also amazing is the number of petts, wow, you are a critter lover for sure, have a great Day Tori, hope you sleep better tonight,

Toriz said...

Laurie:
Haha! Yeah, I love my animals! That's not even all of them mind, just the ones I wrote poems for... Or, rather, the ones I had copies of the poems for to hand. With just my own pets (which most of the ones in the collection were) there are 2 more rabbits, 2 more cats3 more birds, and another hamster. And that's without going in to pets which were family pets and not officially mine which we had when growing up (that I remember/know about there would be another 6 dogs, 5 cats, 3 hamsters, 6 rabbits and 2 guinea pigs!

Anyway... Thanks; I hope I sleep better too!

Parsley said...

Congrats on the fun book!

Magaly Guerrero said...

I don't like to play favorites, but Kero looks extra handsome in that cover!

AliceKay said...

I really like the cover of your new book. Looks great with the pictures of your pets. Good luck with it. :)

Toriz said...

Parsley:
Thanks! :)

Mags:
That was always my favourite picture of him. He was laying behind me while I was sat on the edge of the bed sorting out the books on the shelves in front of me, and I turned round and thought how adorable the shot would be. But my camera was in the othe room and all I had was my mobile phone. I decided to take the photo anyway and hope for the best (knowing if I moved too much he would) so I flicked the camera for it on and snapped the picture. I was very pleased with how well it came out. I should have a real copy of it somewhere (on the mantel, I think).

AK:
Thanks, and I'm glad you like the cover... My Dad did it for me.

Deanna said...

That is a lot of pets!!! And you say it isn't even all of them. Wow! Your dad did a good job on that cover.

Mina said...

Super amazing Toriz! Congratulations on another amazing publication. What a fabulous idea. Hugs, sweetie

Toriz said...

Deanna:
Yeah, we've had a lot of pets, LOL! Anyway, Thanks! :)

Mina:
Thanks! :)

Jeanie said...

What a great cover and wonderful idea. How special to have poems written for animals you knew!

Intense Guy said...

Just as soon as it shows up on Barnes and Nobles' site, I'm downloading it onto my Nook!

:)

Susan said...

Now this is a book I am very sad is not available in print form, as I love animals, I love poetry, and you are my friend, so they would be most interesting to read! Best of success with it!

I have tried to reply to your last email to me, and it keeps telling me there is a delay in delivery...still this long ago now. :(

Anyway, as promised I will be sending you some images etc for card making on Friday, in there will also be a mailing address for you to use for the GAME prize you went ahead and got even after I told you didn't need to bother. I do appreciate it though. Thanks :) I hope You still aren't mad at me.

I also hope the other piece of news you shared with us, isn't going to happen!
love & hugs :)
Your friend,
Susan

Toriz said...

Jeanie:
Thanks! Yeah, a lot of pets aren't included, but my pets have all been special to me so I've written poems for most of them, and I wanted to share them with the world!

Iggy:
Fair enough; bet it's easier grabbing it straight on to your Nook?

Toriz said...

Susan:
Until today I hadn't gotten an e-mail from you in a couple of weeks. And, no, I'm not still mad. Shame about your issue with ebooks... I would do it in print too, but it can be expensive, and since I can't be sure how many copies I'd need to sort, plus would have to make them quite expensive to at least make my money back on each copy... *Sigh* I mean, I'm not really doing this for the money as such, but as a rule I don't want to just give things away for free, and I would at least want to make sure I wasn't out of pocket, you know?