New ventures

Posted by kate Poels on Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Since my last post I have been spending rather a lot of time at my desk in the attic (which has luckily been converted into a bedroom for my smallest child with a tiny workroom as a bonus for me!)
I have finished my second book for mid grade children, aiming at an audience slightly older than Zachary Mackerel, around 9-12 years.
It is called Dog-Girl and tells the story of Lily Ritson, a twelve year old girl who discovers she not only has super powers but also the ability to morph into a border collie.  Things that come in very handy when her dad is kidnapped and the evil Canine Annihilation and Terrorism Squad (or C.A.T.S) begin a world threatening uprising.
I wrote this book primarily for my own Dog-Girl.  Her name is also Lily but she doesn't have the power to morph into dog form (as far as I am aware.)  She wanted a book with a strong girl at the heart of it and so the idea was born.
I have decided not to self publish this one for now as I really would love to become a bona fide agented and traditionally published author.....with more of a capital A than an apologetic lower case a.
And so I have edited, re-edited, edited a little bit more, put it away over Christmas, got it out in January and edited again and finally sent it off to my three favourite agents.  I would be delighted if any of them took the plunge and gave Dog-Girl and I a chance. 
I will let you know if there is good news to share.  Until then I will carry on going to the writers' courses and book conferences and start work on my next project....'The Almost Sometimes Perfect Life of Moogie.'



New ventures

Posted by kate Poels on Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Since my last post I have been spending rather a lot of time at my desk in the attic (which has luckily been converted into a bedroom for my smallest child with a tiny workroom as a bonus for me!)
I have finished my second book for mid grade children, aiming at an audience slightly older than Zachary Mackerel, around 9-12 years.
It is called Dog-Girl and tells the story of Lily Ritson, a twelve year old girl who discovers she not only has super powers but also the ability to morph into a border collie.  Things that come in very handy when her dad is kidnapped and the evil Canine Annihilation and Terrorism Squad (or C.A.T.S) begin a world threatening uprising.
I wrote this book primarily for my own Dog-Girl.  Her name is also Lily but she doesn't have the power to morph into dog form (as far as I am aware.)  She wanted a book with a strong girl at the heart of it and so the idea was born.
I have decided not to self publish this one for now as I really would love to become a bona fide agented and traditionally published author.....with more of a capital A than an apologetic lower case a.
And so I have edited, re-edited, edited a little bit more, put it away over Christmas, got it out in January and edited again and finally sent it off to my three favourite agents.  I would be delighted if any of them took the plunge and gave Dog-Girl and I a chance. 
I will let you know if there is good news to share.  Until then I will carry on going to the writers' courses and book conferences and start work on my next project....'The Almost Sometimes Perfect Life of Moogie.'