What’s Your Favorite Dog Themed Book?

Ednah with Mr Pish books
Some people cannot get enough Mr. Pish books!

In celebration of the birthday of our illustrious mascot, the traveling terrier known as Mr. Pish, we’re going to continue with the dog theme tonight. Mr. Pish promotes outdoor learning and literacy, so this would be something he’d be a fan of. Well, as long as biscuits were involved!

In the comments below, please tell us about your favorite book with a canine main character. It can be fiction, nonfiction, or children’s, as long as at least one dog plays a major part. Please do it as follows:

Title: Mr. Pish Goes to the Farm
Author: K. S. Brooks
Link: http://www.amazon.com/Mr-Pish-Goes-Farm-Educational-ebook/dp/B00DEIEZXS/
Why: Um, seriously? CUTEST. DOG. EVER. and fun book. (You can’t use that reason. There can be only one cutest dog ever. 😉 )

If it’s a Mr. Pish related book, you get brownie points. If you wrote a book about a dog, please don’t list yourself. Do the honorable thing and pay a friend to do it.

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The Flash Fiction Vote is on!

Vote!It’s time once again to make your choice for the flash fiction challenge. Who will win? You get to decide! No pressure or anything, but the winning entries will all be included in the next edition of the IU Flash Fiction Anthology.

Go ahead and take a look at this week’s entries here. Make your decision, then use those share buttons at the bottom of the post to spread the word.

Voting polls close Thursday at 5 PM Pacific time.

Which author penned your favorite entry this week?

  • Ed Drury (38%, 58 Votes)
  • AV Carden (28%, 42 Votes)
  • Dominique Goodall (23%, 35 Votes)
  • Kenny (6%, 9 Votes)
  • Jon Jefferson (5%, 7 Votes)
  • MathoSka Cikala (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Kae Bender (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 152

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NOTE: Entrants whose submissions exceed the 250 word limit are eliminated from the poll.

Getting it Right: Recognising a Crisis Part 1

minMeet Minnie. She ruled my household for the last three years of her life and here’s how she adopted me.

I had a part-time job back then, teaching people how to use Lifeline’s emergency call buttons. You might have seen the ads, “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!!” Yes, those things. It was a nice job as jobs go; you helped people a lot but you also walked into many a family meltdown — as the reality of someone’s increasing vulnerability hit home.

This particular day, I’d walked into a displacement activity. Mum had just been told she was officially palliative, which came as news to the adult kids. They’d had no idea she was ill. Everyone was struggling to take in the news and they coped by worrying about the cat. Continue reading “Getting it Right: Recognising a Crisis Part 1”

Mr. Pish Birthday Fest!

Mr PishToday is Mr. Pish’s birthday. The “Traveling Terrier” was a champion of childhood literacy and outdoor awareness. He was also the mascot of Indies Unlimited.

Though he passed away at the ripe old age of 16, his legacy lives on through his many books and even a fun companion app.

His long-time human companion and dedicated biographer/transcriptionist is our co-administrator, K.S. Brooks. Mr. Pish left her a wealth of material with which to carry on with his work in helping children love reading, nature, history, and geography.

We celebrate his life and achievements today. If you’d like to drop by any of Mr. Pish’s social media channels and wish him a happy birthday, follow, like, or even buy a book, your gesture would be greatly appreciated.

Paper.li (The Mr. Pish Post)

Pish Covers