A Book is Born

My long-time dream of making a book has come true. When I was a kid, I used to make books for my parents. I’d write stories, illustrate them then staple the pages together. And now I have a book that’s “real”, published by FriesenPress, a project that’s been in the making since 2008. That’s a long gestation period, but worth the wait.

It all started one night while gazing at the full moon on my deck while holding Lexington. Clouds moved in and covered the moon, which caused the question I asked of Lexington, “What happened to the moon? It disappeared!”

Find out what happened to the moon through the adventures of Topper and Lexington in Two Cats, a Mermaid and the Disappearing Moon. For those of you who’ve been following my blog since 2014, you know these characters and their mother, Miss Bella. I’ve kept these beloveds alive in this story, capturing their personalities as they explore the canyons and coves of Laguna Beach trying to find the brilliant full moon that’s oddly, disappeared from the night sky.

Topper and Lexington

Miss Bella

Although the story targets kiddos, let’s face it we’re all 6-year-olds at heart. Your kids and grandkids will love it, but go pour a cup of tea or glass of wine and escape into a magical world that actually exists. Mother Nature is pretty amazing. Check out my new page, “My Children’s Book” for the details!

And what does Samantha Jo think…?

As she helps me open the boxes of books, I can hear her whisper, “Mama…this is really cool, but when are you going to make a book about me?”

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24 Responses to A Book is Born

  1. Mollie Hunt says:


  2. Herman says:

    Wow… that’s great news, Pamela! Congratulations! Just checked some online stores and ‘Two Cats, a Mermaid and the Disappearing Moon’ was available to order.

    • Thank you, Herman! I think Jimi would enjoy having the story read to him! 😉 So far it’s on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. I look forward to seeing it in some independent book stores.

  3. Pa Hevessy says:

    so wonderful – congratulations

  4. Suzanne O'Rourke says:

    Congratulations Pamela. It’s wonderful to see our friends dreams come true! You inspire all of us to chase ours harder. I received your book from my Amazon order yesterday and started reading it last night. Lovely story. Sure recognize Laguna Canyon and it’s beautiful creatures. I look forward to finishing it soon, but it made for a great bed time relaxer before I fell into dreamland. Wishing you great success!

  5. Marilyn Evans says:

    I love your book and I love YOU! Look what you have accomplished!!!

  6. thunderb61 says:

    I still have a book you made for me years ago! Love, Mom

  7. Charles Huss says:

    That is awesome. What age group is it for? I have a grandson who is three. He’s not reading yet but when he is I plan on buying lots of books. I had an idea for a novel probably as long as you have. I spent years thinking about an outline and finally, in 2018, I decided to just start writing and see where it led. I took five years to write less than 24,000 words. Since I got laid off a few weeks ago I am up to almost 52,000 words and I see an end in sight for my first draft.

    • Hi Charles, thank you! The book is for readers of about 5-8. My Children’s Book page has more info. I think your grandson would love having the book read to him and the illustrations are stunning. It was when I got laid of in 2012 that I started taking my writing seriously. Sorry that you got laid-off, but now you can focus on your book! Keep writing! Congrats on the accomplishment you’ve made with it thus far–awesome!

  8. mary mcneil says:

    Concatulations !

  9. 15andmeowing says:

    Congratulations! That looks like a great book.

  10. Leah says:

    Many congrats and concats! The book sounds absolutely charming!

  11. Congratulations! This is so exciting!

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