Book Launch. Pepsi the Problem Puppy

Preparations for the book launch went well, that is, until Pepsi realised she wasn’t invited…

They’re ALL licked!

Aśka made sure we were surrounded by dancing and prancing Pepsi’s.

Norman launched Pepsi the Problem with aplomb – in his trademark style by tossing a copy into the audience.

Photos courtesy of Denis Knight — DenisKnight.com

And I hopefully remembered all my thankyous – which I’m going to repeat here because a book’s journey to print is never a solo effort.

    • Pepsi for all the bouncing, prancing, peeing and pooing that ended up in this book.
    • Grant for always being my first and last reader.
    • Deb Pidco and her year 3 cohort in 2014, for being my beta readers.
    • Bassendean Writers Group & my SCWBI Critique group for their input into Pepsi’s story.
    • Sally Odgers & Teena Raffa-Mulligan for their editing.
    • Maureen Eppen, Suzie Eisfelder and Julian Vinciullo for their proof-reading expertise.
    • Bassendean Library for the use of their facilities, both for the writing group and for the launch tonight.
    • My Publishing Mastermind group, in particular, Rebecca Laffar-Smith and Karen McDermott, for their support & expertise on this journey.
    • Karen McDermott for enabling me to use her contacts at KS Printing and letting Pepsi hitch a ride to Australia with Fergus the Farting Dragon. (It should be noted that any bad habits Pepsi has with regards to farting were not acquired on this journey.)
    • Norman Jorgensen for believing in Pepsi’s story.
    • Aśka, who took on my crazy project and brought to life the spirited characteristics of the real Pepsi Parsons in her fictional counterpart.
    • Last, but never, least – the generous stranger whose lungs are keeping me alive and giving me additional time to write.

*****

The launch was held at Bassendean Memorial Library – chosen to complete a circle.
I’m not meaning to sound cryptic, but referring back to an essay I wrote on What The Bassendean Library Means To Me.

Pepsi’s Year in Pictures. 2016

Life of a Working Dog

Pepsi Parsons, Canine Story Advisor

2016

Pepsi, like all working dogs likes to be active, she’s also fond of giving story advice…

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… and swinging on the office chair.

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Editing makes her sleepy …

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… and filing is boring

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Reading is a much more productive pastime.

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Bath times should banned. And if she can’t roll on the grass, the back seat will do.

She was always hopeful at breakfast…
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… and excelled at keeping my face clean.

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Every good cattle dog needs a cow, and Pepsi loves hanging out with hers.
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She had a little trouble getting to sleep on Christmas Eve…pepsi-parsons-christmas-eve… and was overjoyed with her new squeaker

Sadly, the squeaker didn’t survive it’s Boxing Day surgery …
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Want to see more of Pepsi’s antics? Follow her on Instagram – pepsiparsons