Author Interview & Book Giveaway: Bedtime Stories for Cats & Dogs by Amy Neftzger

Welcome to Author Amy Neftzger

Bio:

Amy has written numerous business and journal articles, but her fiction works have been the most commercially successful. In 2003 she published Conversations with the Moon, which was also translated into Korean and published in South Korea. In 2005 she collaborated with her husband, guitarist Tyra Neftzger on a children’s book called “All that the Dog Ever Wanted.” The book was designed to introduce children to jazz music at an early age and included a CD sampler of jazz tunes. In 2007 she worked as an editor on a business fable called “The Damned Company.” Most recently, she’s released “Leftover Shorts” as well as “Bedtime Stories for Dogs” and “Bedtime Stories for Cats.”

INTERVIEW:
Skittles or M&Ms?
M&Ms. Chocolate always wins in my world and the darker the chocolate the better.

Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.
The stories take you on an entertaining journey inside the minds of your pets and the publisher is also donating part of the proceeds from the book to benefit no-kill animal shelters.

Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects?
I’m always working – I currently have three books outlined or in progress but right now I’m primality concentrating on a novel for young adults. Most of my published work has been nonfiction or short stories, so this is new for me.

What’s the best advice anyone has ever given you?
Don’t use money as the measure of anything, and especially not as a measure of success.

Hidden talent?
I learn languages very easily, so I’ve been fairly fluent in several of them at different points in my life. If I don’t use them I get rusty, but I can get back up to speed quickly. Because music is a language I’ve also learned to play several instruments.

What was your favorite children’s book?
Winnie the Pooh. I still love those books and occasionally tweet quotes from them.

If you were a bird, which one would you be?
Hummingbird. They have speed and are fearless. I also like the fact that they look dainty but can be aggressive if other birds try to mess with them.

In your wildest dreams, which author would you love to co-author a book with?
Neil Gaiman. I have a lot of respect for his writing and he’s extremely creative. He’s also still alive, which is an added bonus.

Summer or Winter?
Winter. I love snow.

PC or Mac?
Mac. I work on all Apple products from the iPad and iPhone to my MacBook Pro upon which I am typing now.

What is you favorite way to spend a rainy day?
Baking cookies, reading books, and drinking coffee.

The unique paperback volume combines Bedtime Stories for Dogs and Bedtime stories for Cats into one book. These engaging stories and essays are specifically written for individuals who love their pets and enjoy imagining what these animals would like to read. The topics range from mythology to magic and horror stories, combined with a little sprinkling of canine poetry. Bedtime Stories for Dogs and Bedtime Stories for Cats are also available as separate eBooks. The publisher is donating 10% of the proceeds from the sales of these books (any format) to benefit no-kill animal shelters.




Book Giveaway
1 paperback copy which contains both Bedtime Stories for Dogs and Bedtime Stories for Cats
1 ebook copy of both books
Open Internationally
Ends 1/4/12

Optional Extra Entries
+1 Follow Amy’s Blog: http://neftzger.blogspot.com/
+1 Follow Amy on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/neftzger

Winners:
Paperback: Jeanne Bates Tennant
Ebook: Melissa Roberge