|Diane Eurich Tracey: Teacher. author, & animal lover|
Diane is down in sunny Florida selling and signing copies of Sensational Sidney this March (2014). Hmmm ...a trip south is just what the circus would do when there's still 2 feet of snow on the ground here in Michigan!
This book is a super gift for circus and horse lovers.
The stories are based on fact. Diane really did meet Victor, her first Vizsla dog, while volunteering at the Humane Society. She found Victor through Vizsla Rescue and really did travel from Michigan to Missouri!
She was delighted and surprised. The 'new brother' was quite different in size, shape, and personality. "Look Out for Virgil" is a tale of introducing a new member to the family, and learning how to adjust to one another.
I (Debra, the illustrator for the two dog books) met Victor and Virgil, and worked from photographs to capture their "looks." Going into the minds of the dogs does require a little artistic licence, so the mice were invented to further state the dogs' reactions.
Isn't it nice to know there really was a Victor, and a Virgil? And yes - they did live with that many cats, too.
October 31st through November 24th, I will be featured in an exhibit of area Authors and Illustrators at the Riverside Arts Center in Ypsilanti, MI.
All four of my books will be available for purchase and there will be prints and original watercolor illustrations on display and for sale, too.