Smug Pug ends pooch tales trilogy
7:00pm Thursday 31st January 2013 in News
A children’s author from Bradford on Avon is releasing her 11th book.
Anna Wilson, 42, took four months to write The Smug Pug, which is the third and last in her Pooch Parlour series.
Mrs Wilson’s books, aimed at seven to 11-year-olds, are influenced by her son’s love of animals. Her inspiration for the Pooch Parlour series came from friends at the Courtyard Hair and Beauty Salon in Bradford on Avon.
She said: “I had writer’s block and was talking about what I could write next, so they suggested the salon. I thought it might not be interesting enough for children, so I followed on the animal theme from my other books.”
Mrs Wilson has lived in Bradford for five years and admits that Crumbly-under-Edge, in which her tales are set, bears a likeness to the town.
She has received letters from fans across the world, and Poodle Problem, the first in the series of Pooch Parlour, was selected as part of Richard and Judy’s Children’s Book Club.