Sunday, November 29, 2020

Trials and Tribulations of a Pet Sitter by Laura Marchant - Book Blitz


Trials and Tribulations of a Pet Sitter

Hilarious and heart warming true stories of a Pet Sitter.

Laura takes us on her journey describing the immense joy that the animals have brought into her life. But it’s not all fun and games. With sometimes as many as ten dogs around her home, things can get a tad hectic. Not to forget the every day challenges faced in keeping the pets happy and safe when out walking. Luckily she is not alone in her quest; her unusually dominant Golden Retriever ‘Brece’ is always by her side. Brece earns her keep by convincingly playing the part of the alpha female, ensuring harmony amongst the pack.

At times, the responsibility that Laura faces becomes overwhelming. She may think she has everything covered but that hand of fate could quite easily swoop down, creating havoc for her and the dogs. Laura has endured many close calls and teetered on the precipice of disaster may a time. The longer she continues with her pet sitting enterprise, the more likely hood that total disaster will actually strike. Is she tempting fate?

Laura Marchant is the Bridget Jones of the pet sitting world!

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Author Q&A
1. What would you consider to be your Kryptonite as an author?
Writing from experience and trying to get my passion to jump off the pages.

 2. Did you want to be an author when you grew up?
No to be honest, I wasn’t that interested in books. It was more about music for me back then.

 3. If you had to describe yourself in three words, what would they be?
Tenacious, compassionate and quirky.

 4. What is your most unusual writing quirk?
When I was writing this book I got a lot of inspiration when out walking with the dogs. I watched the animals behave and I made my observations. Also watching a dog would sometimes trigger amusing antics from the past.  On my return I would write notes then try and decide if the story was worth a place in the book. Would it appeal to others and if so where would it fit?

 5. If you could own any animal as a pet, what would it be?
There are so many other animals that I would like to own. Ideally I would like my very own small menagerie. But I would settle for meeting kola bears, grizzly bear cubs, and swimming with dolphins

 6. Have you ever met anyone famous?
In my youth I was a dancer for Ken Dodd, a diddyman infact. Apologies to young people who probably don't know who the dickens Ken Dodd was.

7. How long, on average, does it take you to write a book?
I have only written one book and it took me 2 years, it was a  long process but I thoroughly enjoyed it.

8. How do you select the names of your characters?
I try to pick imaginative names that the reader may warm to, I think this helps to get people on board with the character. In my opinion If the reader likes the name there is more chance they will warm to the charater.

 9. Do you have any advice for aspiring writers?
Stick with it, if you can’t get a publisher self publish but do your research.

Author Bio – 
Laura Marchant was born in 1959 in the seaside resort of Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, England. Both her parents were born in the same town, so not exactly a family of intrepid travellers! As a child Laura and her siblings were fortunate enough to own shares in the families pets. Unbeknown to Laura at the time, her love for the animals formed the blueprint for a large part of her life. In 2011 she finally found her vocation, and in the comfort of her own home, set up a pet boarding business. For the next 7 years she shared her abode with a pack of dogs. A lot of this time was spent watching over the animals and observing their behaviour, which in turn inspired her to write her first novel 'Trials and Tribulations of a Pet Sitter'.

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