Nava, A Bedtime Story
I wrote a book. About my dog. Which I know that pretty much nobody is surprised about. Because, while there are a lot of books I have thought about writing--A Divorce Mediator Shares How To Create A Mindful Divorcebook, a How To Stay Married By A Divorce Mediator book, a The Respectful Parent book, a Reflections Of An Aging Badass Mother (as in a mom, not “mother”) book, a book about my cat (which I am actually in the process of finishing up as we speak and which is called Where’s Phoenix?) to name a few—I have obviously been called to write about my dog first.
I wrote this book before Nava died, almost three weeks ago now. How it is possible that it is already almost three weeks ago now? I wrote this book before she died.
This is that book.
It’s a children’s book. With pretty awesome photographs that I took of my incredible and amazing and smart and God-is-she-just-the-most-beautiful-dog-you’ve-ever-seen dog. And a catchy rhyming story that shares how Nava spends her day, from morning till night.
I actually wrote it a couple of years ago for my grandson who lives across the country from me. We would facetime and play ball with Nava together. And so I made him this book through Shutterfly which costs like a gazillion dollars for one copy but still, it is my grandson and so, so worth that price.
And then I got to thinking that this is a really good book. This was right after my amazing daughter, Teagan, published a book called The Emotional Body and while I was creating a book for a local school in town, Ojai Valley School, and I got to thinking about taking this Nava book (and also my Where’s Phoenix? book that I mentioned above) and actually publishing it. Teagan’s publisher was interested, and the rest is Nava, A Bedtime Story history.
So here is my book. It’s a great book.
You can purchase it on Amazon and Barnes & Nobles. Please and thank you :-)
And thank you for reading my writing today.
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