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Supposing you only saw the stars once every year. Think what you would think. The wonder of it!"--Tasha Tudor



Thursday, November 4, 2010

The Watching: A Corgi Puppy's Christmas Surprise


Would you like to help Corgis and get a fantastic Christmas book?

I am so proud to be a part of this lovely tradition. On a personal level, doing my illustrations this year was especially cathartic after losing my beloved Indy and Bridget and her puppies. The story is a complete delight, and my fellow artist friends will enchant you with their work.

Here are the details:

The Watching: A Corgi Puppy's Christmas Surprise

By Millie J. Williams

With original art by Lyn Hamer Cook, Sari Davies, Sue Duffield, Kay Folk, Karen Howell, Kim Hundley, Susan Jacob, Chris Landers, Ginnie Mickelson, Linda Ozelis, Diane Puntenney, Cindy Read, Cathy Santarsiero, John Scarinci, Barbie Sonnett, and Milllie J. Williams

“Everyone has a gift, they told the little corgi puppy called Twice, but hers certainly wasn't singing. Thrown out of chorus practice, Twice found solace with her friend Grandfather Oak and a flock of mismatched birds that he had helped her rescue. But with Christmas coming, Twice soon joined the rest of the corgis and other animals at the Castle in preparing for the Watching. This was the first year Twice would be old enough to attend this mysterious and magical event, so she didn't quite know what would happen in the field far beyond the Castle walls. She had a few secret plans of her own, however!”

The annual version of “The Watching” by Millie J. Williams, usually released for Christmas Eve, has become a tradition in corgidom, enjoyed each year by thousands of readers. The 2009 story―The Watching: A Corgi Christmas Tale―was published to wide acclaim as a beautiful full color paperback book with dazzling artwork. Now we are happy to offer the equally wonderful 2010 book, The Watching: A Corgi Puppy's Christmas Surprise.

This new book will ship beginning December 1, in time for the holidays. Pre-order now to be sure you have your book in time for Christmas. Orders placed before December 1 will receive a bonus bookmark with original Watching artwork.

Coming December 1: A special two-week-only eBay auction of the original art created for The Watching: A Corgi Puppy's Christmas Surprise.

Also Coming December 1: New holiday ornaments from CorgiAid's CafePress store featuring art from The Watching: A Corgi Puppy's Christmas Surprise.

All net proceeds for these books (after printing and shipping) benefit CorgiAid. The books are only $20 each, which includes shipping, so order extras as gifts for all your animal-loving friends, young and old. International orders are $27 each.

Click here to order your copies!

Have a happy day, my lovelies! xo xo Cat

5 comments:

Janell said...

I can hardly wait. The corgi on the book cover looks just like my Bella.

Mike and Debbie Burk said...

Just ordered our copies. There's also a link to order last year's edition, in case you missed out.

Peanut said...

That is a great book and it's even better because is support CorgiAid! I am going to buy that book soon

^..^Corgidogmama said...

Just ordered one...cover pup looks like our Addie girl. So glad to have a corgi Christmas story and to help Corgiaid at the same time. I try to purchase corgi fiction every year to give to my grandgirl.
Thanks for the heads up!

Amanda Makepeace said...

You're in the EBSQ Friday Five!

Cathy, I'd like for you to be an EBSQ Blogger of the Week on Dec. 6th. Email me if you are interested!
makepeace.arts[at]gmail[dot]com