Merry, happy, lovely Christmas to all!

Otis has been enjoying a much deserved rest after his big appearance at the Southern Festival of Books earlier this fall.  Now, he’s gladly lounging under the Christmas tree, enjoying a few (several) extra tasty holiday treats, and all the loving and cuddling his three favorite children can offer.  It’s Christmas at our house, and we are happily tucked into our little cottage for the remainder of the year.  Writing is paused, book promotion is on hold, and all things *family* are in full swing.  Enjoy those you love, share with those who need, and savor, savor savor.

We look forward to greeting you in 2015 with a calendar of appearances and exciting new announcements to unfold.  Until January, friends and followers…

Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year to you all!

Lots of love, Ashley & Otis, and all the crew

Merry Xmas from Otis 2014


It’s a Weekend for the DOGS…

…at the 25th Annual Dog Days celebration, benefitting the Nashville Humane Association!  It’s all happening THIS Saturday, September 20, 10am-4pm, at Centennial Park.  Otis will be right in the middle of the action in the Kid Zone (and there will be lots to do there… Otis will watch you bungee jump!).  He will be ready to receive all the petting you can share, and we’ll gather ’round for storytime in between all the exciting doggie events on the schedule.  We’ll have our books for sale, as well as special edition bookmarks (see below), and we’ll be proudly donating to the NHA.  Join us, in honor of your favorite canine companion!

And bring Fido!  You two can start the day off with some exercise as proud participants in the fabulous Mutt Strutt. And Fido is a sure candidate for the cutest dog contests, or perhaps the best trick contest, or maybe best pet costume is up your alley… and you definitely need to plan to have your puppy’s portrait made for a keepsake.  Join the Paws Parade at Noon, and have your fill of food truck delights while you enjoy live music and shop all the doggie-necessity vendors who will be there.  After you admire the amazing K-9 unit demonstrations, it may very well be time to head over to the adoption area and add the perfect family member to your arms.

If you love dogs, then Centennial Park is the place for you to be this Saturday.  Otis gives two ears up to the NHA!



OGTS DogDays 2014 bookmark

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Original OGTS bookmark with online tags

Looking Forward with Thanks

Join us tomorrow morning, 10:30-12:30, Saturday, February 15, 2014, at Landmark Booksellers, and find out just why Otis Goes to School! (click here for the invitation with details)

We are so thankful for all the businesses that have supported this event and advertised for us, for all the people who have passed the word to friends and family, and for the online sites who have shared and posted the invitation and brought Otis to a wider audience than we could have imagined thus far.  Here are just a few of the clicks…

As seen on the Williamson Herald.

As seen on Now Playing Nashville.

As seen on 94FM the FISH.

As seen on the Facebook pages for Landmark Booksellers and Downtown Franklin.

We can’t wait to share Otis’s new bookmarks and stickers with you, share a few chapters of his adventures, and shake your hand and thank you in person for your interest in this book.

We feel blessed and excited, and we thank the Good Lord for guiding this journey toward publication.  Thanks for the love, and Happy Valentine’s Day to you all!

OGTS Book Cover pic