Miss Olive Finds Her “Furever” Home is the first book in the heartwarming and inspirational series The Doggy Diva Diaries. When we first meet Miss Olive, she is a sad and lonely little pup hoping to find a loving family and her “furever” home. With the help of her magical fairy dog-mother, “Sophia the Doggy Diva,” Miss Olive learns a valuable life lesson: It doesn’t matter what you look like on the outside. It’s the kindness and love you have on the inside that counts. Your dreams really can come true!
About the Author
Susan is inspired by her aunt, an award-winning children's book author and animal advocate. Susan is a member of the Florida Writers Association and the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI).
Miss Olive is a tiny, rescued Italian greyhound who was adopted from the Italian Greyhound Rescue Gulf Coast into her loving "furever" home in 2015. Like Sophia, Miss Olive was a victim of neglect and illness who was looking for unconditional love. Despite the fact that Miss Olive lost her hind leg to cancer, and her teeth because of a lack of medical care, she is an inspiration to many. The neglect and illnesses she has endured have never affected her loving, sweet, and gentle spirit. Channeling her "Inner Sophia," Miss Olive has a diva-licious fashion sense: She adores her pink jammies, pretty dresses, and diva accessories, and LOVES lots of yummy, healthy treats!
A tiny and loving fashionista, Miss Olive continues to wave Sophia's magic wand over the microphone as host of The Doggy Diva Show, and as the author of "Diva Delights" and "Miss Olive's Favorite Things" in Suncoast Pet Magazine, with which she advocates for homeless and special-needs animals. Miss Olive is honored to have been selected as one of the special dogs featured in the National Geographic book Love Unleashed! Tales of Inspiration and the Life-Changing Power of Dogs by Rebecca Ascher-Walsh.
Rebekah Phillips is a graduate of The Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts in Old Lyme, Connecticut, and has won multiple awards for her paintings. Also a published songwriter, she has recently turned her attention from writing songs to writing and illustrating children's books. Rebekah has a heart for inspiring creativity in others through her artwork and storytelling. She feels strongly that spending quality time with developing minds is of the utmost importance.
"To be able to create is the essence of being human!"