Author Blog

  • Five Tips for Keeping Your Pet Safe and Happy in the Water

    May is National Water Safety Month and with summer just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to brush up on water safety for everyone in your family, including your four legged kids.   Here are five great tips to ensure both you and your pup enjoy the water during the dog days of summer. Remember […]

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  • 9 Tips to Keep Your Child Safe Around Water This Summer

    Few things are as much fun as splashing around at the beach or in a backyard pool, but not every child is confident about taking the plunge. It can be challenging to keep children safe around water. “For some children, the idea of getting in the water and trying to swim can be a bit […]

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  • BookMarketingBuzzBlog! Q&A

    Author Bio

    Check out this great author bio done on our very own Kim Hales! Author:           K.J. Hales Book:             “It’s Hard to Swim” (Life’s Little Lessons – Lesson #2) Bio:                 K.J. Hales is an award winning photographer, artist and writer who found inspiration in her wiener dog, Ellie. Because she has always believed in the power and […]

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  • Lessons We Can Learn from Our Pets

    Lessons Learned from Ellie the Wienerdog Kids and canines have a lot in common, especially when it comes to being good. Just ask my little dachshund, Ellie. It was the smell that hit me first.  Then I noticed that there was no wagging tail to greet me. The house was silent and a pungent odor […]

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  • How I Got the Perfect Puppy Picture

    Photography is one of my passions.  This is one of my favorite award winning images I took a few years ago and what better day to share it on than National Puppy Day!  Especially since our very own Ruby is in it (second from the right). This is the backstory for “Lean On Me”: From time to […]

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  • What Readers are Saying About “It’s Hard to be Good”

    “… a blast for my little ones.”  – Art Woods, Librarian   “This book should be in every kindergarten classroom as well as in family libraries…” 5 out of 5 Stars – Carla Johnson-Hicks, Educator   “This book made me laugh … super cute.”  – Katarina Ortmann, Reviewer   “What an adorable children’s book … […]

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  • Welcome to My Story

    Author K.J. Hales with her dachshunds, Ellie and Ruby

    How a little wiener dog named Ellie came into my life, saved me and inspired me to write her silly little stories that will make a difference in this world. Thank you for visiting my author page.  Sorry it is a little sparse on content right now, I will be getting it up to speed very soon. I […]

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