Ms. Sadd originally got the idea of writing her first children's book while spending time with her young nieces one day. They wondered why her newly-adopted little dachshund Lucci (pronounced loochy) never gave smoochies, and she started rhyming verses while sketching the beginning pages of the children's picture book, LUCCI THE NO SMOOCHIE POOCHIE. They had a ball, and Donna later finished the story and illustrations for her family, and had the book printed and bound just as it is available now on her website.
Ms. Sadd, can you tell us more about the real Lucci and what you do when you're not writing cute children's books?
Have you published any other books, and/or do you have anything else in the works?
Have you written or do you plan on writing in other genres besides children's?
Self-publishing is becoming more popular by the minute. Did you consider or try traditional publishing first? Will you try to publish through a publishing house in the future, or do you think you'll stick with the indie route?
You may have heard rumors, but I subject all my interviewees to a most terrible random question. This is yours: What was the first pet you remember from your childhood?
Ms. Sadd, would you be so kind as to share an excerpt of your work?
Here’s an excerpt of LUCCI- THE NO SMOOCHIE POOCHIE
“He would wrangle, and twist and grumble when kissed.”
“But we kept giving him smoochies. We would persist!
“Not one day would go by. Not one day would be missed. Our little Lucci would be kissed and kissed.”
Thank you so much for allowing me to interrogate you, Donna! I wish you much success and hope you can return.