It’s been all too short a time, but so interesting. Hasn’t it been fun to talk with these ladies?
Least we forget, here’s where to purchase the book:
Amazon, Powell’s, Inkwater Press, Books a Million, Barnes and Noble, Navy Base Ventura County Seabee Museum Store, Army/Navy Surplus Store in Simi Valley, Ca and the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, Independent store, Mrs. Figs’ Bookworm in Camarillo, Ca.
Usually I think of the question I want to ask right at the last minute. So if you come up with that last minute good one, feel free to leave it in comments. I’m sure they will check back tomorrow.
Parents, I’ve observed, are grateful for teaching moments. Here’s a child’s book, filled with illustrations, that creates exactly that.
A little while ago, a cat became trapped in a wall of the Dallas animal shelter. Neither the manager nor the employees and volunteers took action. The cat cried and scratched. Eventually, it died. Reading this made me sick.
That day, the Taylor’s book arrived. As I read it, I kept thinking of my great-niece who turned one this summer and who, in a few months, will be ready for Aunt Robin to read her a story. Eddie and Bingo will be on the top of the stack of books because it does teach a moral. I want my niece to have strong morals. I want my niece to grow up with the strength and courage that, own her own and without approval, she would free a cat or rescue Bingo. I want her to know the satisfaction of finding a win/win solution.
Eddie and Bingo is all about knowing the right way will find the winning solution.
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The featured authors are so excited about dialoging with you this weekend!
It’s rather brave of them what with everyone tackling drives to relatives and friends, turkey (don’t forget to remove that pesky bag inside the bird) and clean-up.
Give yourself a break. Fix a cup of tea and join the discussion.
Here’s a summary sent to me by the authors.
After Eddie found the puppy on deck he quickly scooped him up and hid him in his bunk. The puppy loved hiding under the covers and in his pea coat to keep extra warm. Eddie and his buddies got a kick out of finding him chewing and gnawing on their shoelaces. When they were swabbing the decks he would climb into their mop bucket-it was bath time for Bingo! They named him Bingo as that was the Captain’s favorite game. Keeping the puppy a secret was theirs. Bingo was getting better at hiding so Eddie placed his dog tags around his neck so they could hear him coming and going.
Eddie felt that he didn’t find Bingo but that Bingo found him. Bingo was like a guardian angel at sea. He distracted them from the tensions of war and gave them a little slice of home while on board the ship. Bingo was fascinated with Eddie’s camera and equipment. He often climbed into the gear bag. Bingo even posed for a picture. When the Captain finally found out about Bingo he agreed to let him stay aboard as the crew’s mascot for a short time. Now Eddie and his buddies were tasked with finding a home for a very special pup while in a foreign land. This was a heartfelt effort even though they knew they would miss him terribly.
Kathleen Taylor was born in Huntington Station, New York, the youngest of 7 children. She now resides in Southern California with her car-enthusiast husband George and their two sons, Drew and Gavin. Kathleen has had a life-long fascination with crayons and coloring books. Her favorite pastimes are drawing, painting, going to museums, reading, writing, traveling and interior design. She has taken many courses in oil painting, watercolor, children’s book illustration and graphic art and is still learning. Kathleen enjoys spending time with her many nieces and nephews.
Katherine L. Taylor is a native New Yorker and currently resides in Camarillo, CA. She graduated from California Lutheran University with a Business Degree and was formerly a Purchasing Supervisor. Katherine is a docent at the 1892 Queen Anne style Camarillo Ranch House. Her interests are family, anything historical, genealogy, reading and traveling. She has two grown sons, two grandsons and a loving man named Bob in her life.
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This is one of our author’s husband and the other’s father. He’s the guy who found Bingo onboard a ship.
In celebration of Veterans’ Day, here’s the history and some renditions of