Announcing Much to do Before a Dog – a children’s picture book

Chris Stead
 | Updated March 8, 2021

Announcing Much to do Before a Dog – a children’s picture book

Chris Stead
 | Updated March 8, 2021

Author and Artist duo Danny and Sheridan Blitz have joined the Old Mate Media family for their upcoming children’s picture book.

We’ve got an extremely exciting announcement for all book lovers and parents out there. Old Mate Media is working on the production of a brand new children’s picture book for mother-daughter team Danny and Sheridan Blitz. The book is called Much to Do Before a Dog. It follows a little girl who falls in love with the idea of having a dog, which is, of course, a big responsibility. When she adopts a dog, the journey they go through together provides a lesson on responsibility in the cutest way you could imagine.

The duo co-wrote the book, and Sheridan also looks after the illustrations. The story began as a bonding experience for the two, as a 17-year-old Sheridan prepared to head off to college. Danny had brought a dog into the family home as a vehicle for teaching Sheridan responsibility. These hard lessons would set her up for a life, and Sheridan is grateful for the experience. In fact, she now has a second dog!

After road-testing their story on children at their local schools in Cupertino, California, they knew they were on to a winning story. They then engaged us at Old Mate Media. We’re providing advice on the book production process and the illustrations. Plus we will be designing the book for both a digital and print release.

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As you can see from the above image, Sheridan Blitz is an extremely talented artist. We fell in love with the story and the incredible art the instant we saw it. We hope you have, too. The duo are working on finalising all the illustrations, and intend to continue road-testing the title in local classrooms as they progress.

We warmly welcome Danny and Sheridan to the Old Mate Media family. It's exciting to be on this journey with them. You can also follow along with them on their Facebook page.

Much to do Before a Dog by Danny and Sheridan Blitz does not yet have a release date. However, production has started swiftly and an announcement will not be far away. If you’d like us to notify you about it and our other books, please sign-up to the newsletter. And if you are looking for something to read in the interim, be sure to check out our library.

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Old Mate Media’s Book Production and Publishing Services

Old Mate Media is focused on helping indie authors and illustrators get published on their own terms. We don’t want to take a piece of your cake with complex royalty arrangements or layer you with expenses you don’t need. With 20-years of award-winning experience in publishing, we just produce world-class books. We offer services along every step of the book production process so you can get an itemised quote and choose exactly what you need. You can find plenty of guides on this site; just start by looking at the options in the services menu. Or children’s book creators may want to dive and read our step-by-step guide.

Check out our most recent release, Adam Exitus. It is a full-length science-fiction novel we edited, designed and published for author Nicholas Abdilla.

Chris Stead

Chris Stead is an award-winning author and editor with over 26-years of experience in the publishing industry. After publishing over 1000 magazines and launching a dozen commercial websites, fatherhood saw him turn his attention to the world of children's picture books and self-publishing. He now makes books for himself and countless indie authors around the globe.

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