Doxie Dogs Inspire Children's Book Series

By Matt Metcalf |

Published 08/07 2014 04:06PM

Updated 08/07 2014 04:09PM

BEMENT -- If the adage is true that good authors "write what they know," then newly-published author Jody Shonkwiler of Bement is a master. At the heart of her new series, Doxie Tale Adventures, are her favorite dachshunds, Peanut and Abby.

Shonkwiler had always loved to write. But it was a combination of free time and inspiration that help make her first book, A Super Fun Day, a reality. Her next book, Howloween Fun, is already at the printer. She chose to self-publish. Click the video to learn why and meet Peanut and Abby! 

Be sure to attend Jody Shonkwiler's book signing this Saturday at 2:00pm at the Jane Addams Bookstore in downtown Champaign.

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