Indie Spirit: Renee Pierce Williams

Author Renee Pierce Williams

Indies Unlimited wishes to extend a warm thanks for a particularly generous donation by fellow indie author Renee Pierce Williams. Renee made her donation through the PayPal button at the bottom of the left sidebar on the main page.

She wrote, “I have scoured the internet looking for sites that offer insight, in’s and out’s and do’s and dont’s for first-time authors. Luckily I stumbled upon you guys!”

We are glad you did too Renee, and we are glad you find value in the information provided here on Indies Unlimited. We think your generosity makes you an outstanding example of the spirit of mutual support in the indie author community.

Renee owns and operates Animates, an in-home pet care business she started in 2002. Her love for animals began at a very early age. Throughout her life, she has raised and cared for all types of animals, large and small. She began showing horses at around age twelve. She joined the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) in 1998 and began showing professionally. Her book is Buck the Good Doog:

This book is a perfect choice for children and animal lovers at any age.

“Buck the Good Doog” is based on a true story about a beloved collie growing up on a farm. With hand-painted illustrations by the author’s daughter, children will learn about the collie’s breed instincts and their unwavering loyalty.

Renee lives in Midland, Georgia, with her husband Bill; her daughter Shelby; two horses, Sparky’s Lucky Andy (Andy) and Intangible Jet (Floyd); two birds, Dolly and Miss Poof; and a dog, Dobby.

You may visit the Renee Pierce Williams – Author Facebook page at or her website for more information and photographs of animals featured in this book.

Featured Author: Hayley Rose

Author Hayley Rose

Multi-award-winning author, Hayley Rose, grew up in the beach side town of Pacific Palisades, California, to a family of visual artists. In the early 1990’s she traveled the U.S. with her band Crush Violet.

In 1994, after a family reunion, she was inspired to write a children’s book. Looking for a cute and catchy name for a main character, she kept hearing “first in, first out”. Hence, the name Fifo was born. Hayley’s mother would often ask her what she wanted to be when she grew up, so Hayley decided to start her series of “Fifo” books with that very question. Her first book, Fifo “When I Grow Up” was published in 2002.

Her love of travel inspired her second book in the Fifo series, Fifo “50 States”, published in 2010. Stepping outside the Fifo series, “Do’s and Don’ts, Lessons in Etiquette” will be out at the end of 2012. Continue reading “Featured Author: Hayley Rose”

Meet the Character: Mr. Pish, the Traveling Terrier

My name is Mr. Pish. I’m a traveling terrier, star of children’s books, Facebook, Twitter, educational videos, print, radio and even television. I’ve done a lot in my 14 people years. (That’s 91 in dog years if you’re counting.) So I wasn’t really that surprised when I was asked here for an interview.

But you have to understand, I’m a dog. All I think about is food. And naps. And sniffing. And food. Did I mention food? Well, they’re using that love for food against me. I’m told there are some major treats waiting for me when I’m done with this feature piece. I can work with that!


Indies Unlimited (IU): Mr. Pish, tell me about traveling across country with your people. Were they hard to look after? What was your biggest challenge? Wow. Start with a hard question why don’t you? My people were very high maintenance. “Where should we stop?”  “We have to be here at this time or that time.” “What’s for lunch?”  It’s so easy for me. Put a bowl of food in front of me and I’m happy. My biggest challenge was that everyone wanted to pat me. I was supposed to look at the camera and smile while they were doing that. I’m a simple dog, I just want to have fun. It’s a big responsibility being in the right place at the right time so we can trick…um I mean teach children about important places and things. Do I get my treat now? Continue reading “Meet the Character: Mr. Pish, the Traveling Terrier”