The story behind my decision to write my “Kero’s World” books is a simple one:
When I first started writing a blog, my main topic of conversation was pets. I later expanded my subject matter, but my pets were a big part of what I talked about. I even sometimes did posts from the point of view of one of my pets, which later turned in to a regular weekly feature.
A few months after I started publishing my books, I stopped blogging. This was a move I later regretted, and I’m only thankful I didn’t actually delete my blog, but instead made it private. My blog is now public again – and has been for over a year – and I’ve recently started doing “furkid Friday” posts again. The reason I mention my blog in connection with my “Kero’s World” books, is that, during the time when my blog was private, I was missing entertaining readers with the posts from the point of view of my pets.
I’m sure you can see that it was only a small leap of the imagination to get from thinking about those posts, to coming up with the idea to write a series in a similar tone; telling the events of the lives of my pets from their point of view. The “Kero’s World” series was born from that idea, and was later followed by the “Degu Days Duo” – with more stories from the point of view of my pets to come.
The series was originally planned as a series of six books, but when the real Kero died in August 2014, I wrote a seventh book as my way of saying goodbye to a dog who was more than just a pet to me. I’m sure you’ve heard this one before, but he really was; Kero was the most loyal of friends, and meant everything to me.
I’m glad I have the “Kero’s World” books to help keep his memory alive, and to let the world meet the dog who spent a decade giving me the loyalty, and unconditional love, that only a dog can give.
Victoria Zigler is a blind author of children’s fiction and poetry. She has a very vivid imagination, and spends a lot of time in fictional worlds; some created by her, others created by other authors. When she remembers to spend some time in the real world, it’s mostly to spend time with her hubby and pets, though sometimes to indulge in other interests such as doing crafts, listening to music, watching movies, playing the odd figure game or roleplaying game, and doing a little cooking and baking. Tori was born in the shadow of the Black Mountains in Wales, UK, has been writing since she knew how, and became a self-published author in 2012. To date she has published 6 poetry books, 33 children’s books, and a fantasy story in a sci-fi and fantasy anthology, with plenty more planned for the near future.”
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