While the real Odie's days are filled with lounging in the sunshine with Bandit, waiting for me to feed him breakfast, and occasionally chasing the fleeting mouse or bird, his story has been busy.
In the beginning, I simply wanted to write a children's story that was close to my heart. It has slowly transitioned from the inspiration of a tiny animal into a tiny success. It is by no means nationally recognized and is still buried in the millions on Amazon's Top Sellers Lists. But it has received some recognition that I am so very grateful for and also proud of.
- Odie the Stray Kitten received The Children's Literary Classics' Seal of Approval and was promoted by the organization at The Chicago Printer's Row Lit Fest.
- Odie the Stray Kitten won a 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Award for the Animals/Pets category and was a finalist in the Children's Picture Book category.
- It also received good reviews from Red City Review, The Children's Book Review, Readers' Favorite and Kabuki Reads.
My author website (www.kristenmott.com) is now up and running, so check back often as I will frequently be posting updates on the books, reviews and events. Stay tuned for updates on the newest addition to the Odie the Stray Kitten Series, Odie's Best Friend.