Our Book is Here

 

close up of black whippet looking up at the camera

 

We have some very exciting news today. After months of selecting poems and images …

 

a blue whippet looking over her right shoulder, draft papers displayed beside her in her dog bed

 

… placing them in seasonal order and several rounds of editing …

 

black whippet looking over his left shoulder towards the camera, several draft papers beside him on the floor

 

… we handed our final version to a designer …

 

front cover of Sharing our Horizon by Xenia Tran

… and our first book to help raise funds for animal rehoming shelters was born.

 

We want to say a very big thank you to all our followers who encouraged us to create a book with colour photographs and poems from our blog.

If we were going to do this, we wanted it to be for a good cause. We will donate 60% of our net profits to animal rehoming shelters. The more books we sell, the more charities we will be able to help. The remaining 40% will be invested in future fundraising projects.

We want to say a very big thank you to John Hubbard for his beautiful cover and print book design, to Darlene Swanson for the ebook design and the teams at Reedsy and IngramSpark for helping us put everything together.

Our book is now available in paperback and can be ordered from your local bookstore, online bookstores, Indie Bound, Barnes & Noble, Fishpond, Adlibris and any other store connected to the IngramSpark Global network.

Our ebook is available via Kobo, Nook and many others worldwide.

Our Kindle version is available via Amazon worldwide.

For further details on where to order, please visit ‘Our Book‘ page.

We really hope we can make this book a success and help many other dogs find their happy forever homes.

We always remember where we come from and are so grateful for the staff and volunteers in shelters who looked after us when we were there.

Now we want to give something back.

 

a blue whippet running on the beach towards the camera with a big smile

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

 

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Author: whippetwisdom

The stories, poems and photographs on this blog are the original creative work of Xenia Tran. Inspired by life in the Scottish Highlands and in awe of nature she gives voice to the wisdom of her two adopted whippets Eivor and Pearl.

139 thoughts on “Our Book is Here”

      1. Thank you Stella, it is a very sweet feeling to finally hold the book in my hands. It was a lot of work and it was also a labour of love, which really helped. The hours to work on it were sometimes found in small doses and that was OK too. As long as you do a little bit and often, you will get there :o) xxx

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  1. Yay hurray! That is SO exciting! And for a good cause besides!
    I’ll be checking this out for sure, and I have a friend for whom I think this will make a perfect birthday-any-day-of-the-year prezzie!
    (As someone who has four books out – three novels and one professional non-fiction book – I know how exciting it is to have a book be born!)
    How fantastic! XOXO, Na’ama

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      1. 🙂🙂💗 anytime, Xenia. You were amongst the first bloggers I met when I joined the blogosphere. And I still remember, I wrote something about wishing to meet bloggers someday and you said that when we meet, we would have a long chat over a big pot of tea. 🙂🙂 We might not have met but you are special to me. 🙂💗

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      2. You are very special to us too dear Rekha and it is lovely that we can meet in this way too. This is one of the things I love so much about blogging – meeting people around the world with cups of tea by our side xxx

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  2. Bravo! Xenia this is such an accomplishment! I shall order a copy from my local bookstore this weekend. I like to order books from them as there are so few independent small bookstores left now. Congratulations to you and of course to Eivor and Pearl who, no doubt , assisted in the editorial process!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Anne, Eivor and Pearl were a great help and I could not have done the editing without them. I love bookshops and am so happy to hear you do too. The ISBN Number is 978-1-9164704-2-2 in case you need it and there is additional information on ‘Our Book’ page: https://whippetwisdom.com/our-book/

      Please give Biasini a big pat from us and much love to you both from all of us here :o) xxx

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  3. Do the Whippets know they are going to be famous. Great photos of them proof reading.

    Massive congratulations, looking at the book on my kindle in black and white. Will have look on my laptop at the colour version. Oh it beautiful and such a generous donation of 60%.

    It is a fabulous achievement and you have released it any every avenue possible -big bang.

    Great to see a picture of you .

    If you dont mind can i contact you about the whole process in a few weeks time?

    I really the book does really well.

    Will share on fb, twitter. And #hashtag to use?

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Bella 💜 Eivor and Pearl know something special is happening and Pearl ran to the door this morning when our first copy of the book arrived. It is so lovely to hear you are already reading it on your Kindle! It is amazing what the web can do and please feel free to contact me about the process. Thank you for offering to share on fb and Twitter too. The hashtags ‘poetry’, ‘photography’, ‘rescuedog’, ‘ whippet’, and ‘adoptdontshop’ will be good. Thank you again for all your help and much love from all of us here 🙂🐾💖🐾 xxx

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    1. Thank you so much Bella! If you right-click on the thumbnail image of the book cover in the side bar of the blog you can save it as a very low-res copy. If you want slightly higher resolution let me know and I will be happy to email you one :o) xxx

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