Postcards from Mr. Pish by K. S. Brooks
Genre: Children’s Educational
Length: 26 pages
Postcards from Mr. Pish follows the lovable Jack Russell Terrier, Mr. Pish, as he travels from the Atlantic Coast all the way to the Pacific Ocean! He writes about his adventures going across the United States and Canada in postcards from every state and province. From historic fishing villages to city lights to the tops of mountains and beyond, Mr. Pish shares his experiences in a fun and full-color way so children can learn about this great land. Book One in the Postcards Series which currently covers 41 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., and seven Provinces of Canada.
Since I love to travel, geography, studying maps and taking pictures go hand in hand with my traveling. I like to study the topography of an area, see its natural features, and get to know its characteristics. I take lots of pictures and make lots of notes in case I want to put the place or setting into one of my books.
My book, Wilderness Heart, was set along Highway 14 in Idaho. Highway 14 goes east of Grangeville, Idaho, to Elk City, Idaho. As a teenager growing up in Lewiston, Idaho, we drove Highway 14 to Red River Road, then on to Red River Ranger Station in the wintertime, where we would grab the entire contents of our truck and pile them onto sleds to be pulled behind snowmobiles. We would ride about 15 miles all the way into Dixie, Idaho, where my parents had a cabin. Continue reading “Getting it Right: Places and Settings”