Guest author: Victoria Zigler – Kero’s World

Regular readers of Sue’s blog will be familiar with her “Notes From A Small Dog” posts, where Ani has her say.  Personally, I’m a big fan of those posts.

As it turns out, I have a similar thing on my blog where I hand the blog over to one of my furry family members every Friday.  It’s called “Furkid Friday” and I’ve been doing it on and off for several years now.  It started as random posts from the point of view of my West Highland White Terrier, Keroberous – Kero for short.  But pretty soon the rest of my furkids were having their say too.

Then I stopped blogging for a while.  I regret that choice now, because it meant I lost touch with some wonderful people.  I’ve been blogging again for ages – I actually didn’t last all that long not doing so – and tried to connect with some of them again, but my success in this area has been extremely low, since most of them either don’t appear to be blogging any more, or are blogging elsewhere, because most of my links are no good.  This makes me sad, because I made some wonderful friends in my early blogging days, and I miss them.  Sure, I’ve kept in touch with a few, and made some new ones since I started blogging again.  But still…

There was, however, one good thing that came of my blogging break: Kero’s books.

You see, I missed doing my Furkid Friday posts.  I’m sure you can see where I’m going with this, right?

You guessed it! It was that, combined with my desire to combine my love for my beloved dog with my writing, that inspired me to write my “Kero’s World” series.

The series was originally planned as a six book series, where various experiences Kero and I have shared were combined in a way that they told a whole story.  There is some fiction in the books though, and not just in the fact it’s from his point of view, so I have to compensate for that.  For example: The place we lived in where it was possible to go to town by train wasn’t the same place where Kero was dropped off at a groomer, yet it is in one of the books (when we lived where we could go to town by train, we had a groomer come to the house to groom Kero).  But every one of the books is based on Kero’s life, and the experiences we shared.

Even the unplanned seventh book, which tells the story of his trip across the rainbow bridge, starts out as a story of our final experience together.

The books have been in eBook and paperback for a while, and now they’re also available in audio, thanks to the skills of narrator Giles Miller.

I’m giving away some complete sets of the audiobooks via Audible.  To find out how to get your hands on a set, check out my blog post from November 19th 2017.

Alternatively – and regardless of the format you’d prefer – if you’d like to buy copies and share in Kero’s stories, here are the main places where you can buy the books:

Audible   Smashwords

Barnes & Noble   Kobo    Chapters-Indigo

iBooks  &  iTunes    Amazon UK     Amazon AUS

Amazon US   Amazon Canada   Amazon India   Book Depository


Kelly, Kero and VictoriaAbout the author

Victoria Zigler is a blind poet and children’s author who was born and raised in the Black Mountains of Wales, UK, and is now living on the South-East coast of England, UK. Victoria – or Tori, if you prefer – has been writing since she knew how, has a very vivid imagination, and spends a lot of time in fictional worlds; some created by her, others created by other authors. When she remembers to spend some time in the real world, it’s mostly to spend time with her hubby and pets, though sometimes to indulge in other interests that capture her attention from time to time. To date she has published 8 poetry books and more than 40 children’s books, with more planned for the near future. She’s also contributed a story to the sci-fi and fantasy anthology Wyrd Worlds II.


Find and follow Victoria

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Book 1 – Kero Goes Walkies

If there’s one thing Kero loves more than going for a walk, then it has to be going for a walk that takes him to more than one place. Today his walk will take him both to the park and to the beach. What will he find there? Who will he see? And what will a little dog like him think of it all?


Book 2 – Kero Celebrates His Birthday

It’s Kero’s birthday, and his humans are doing everything they can to make it a special day for him. What will Kero think of all the fuss and attention? And what exactly makes a birthday special for a dog anyway?

Book 3 – Kero Gets Sick

Kero isn’t feeling well at all, and that means only one thing: a trip to his least favourite place in the world… The vet! What will the vet do to make Kero feel better? And will Kero think it was worth the trip to the vet in the end?


Book 4 – Kero Celebrates Halloween

Something strange is going on, and Kero doesn’t know if he’s more confused or frightened. All he knows for sure is that the humans are calling it Halloween. Will Kero be able to make sense of this Halloween thing? Or is it just too scary and confusing for a little dog to understand?


Book 5 – Kero Goes To Town

Kero’s very excited to find he’s going to town with his humans. He’s sure there must be loads of great things to do there, after all the humans go there all the time. But what kinds of things can a little dog do in town? And will it be as much fun as he thinks it will?


Book 6 – Kero Celebrates Christmas

Christmas is here, and with it comes snow and Santa Paws – whoever he is. What will Kero think of the snow? Will he be able to make sense of all the holiday activity? And will he be able to stay up long enough to catch this mysterious Santa Paws?


Book 7 – Kero Crosses The Rainbow Bridge

Kero is sicker than he’s ever been before, and has been for a while now. It looks like it’s time for another trip to the vet. But this time Kero’s human won’t be bringing him home; it’s time for Kero to cross the rainbow bridge! What does this mean? And what will Kero find on the other side of the rainbow bridge?

This is the final book in the “Kero’s World” series, and tells the story of the saddest and very last chapter in the life of a beloved dog, as he goes to the place where all of us must go eventually.


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About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She has written a number of books, both alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com
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11 Responses to Guest author: Victoria Zigler – Kero’s World

  1. Westies have such charm and personality – and determination. If you own one, the truly leave a mark. Cool series. Thanks for the heads-up

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  2. Thanks for posting this, Sue! 🙂

    Also, sorry for being a bit slow to check in, but Lilie ate the cable connecting hubby’s PC to the modem, so I let him use mine, since at least I could do some things with other devices, which isn’t an option for him. But that meant I was restricted to what I could manage with my phone and Kindle until the replacement showed up today, and commenting on blogs is one of those things I really struggle to do on my phone and Kindle (actually, even simple things like sharing posts and answering eMails take a lot of work for me to manage). Anyway, new cable is here, and we brought a spare in case she does it again.

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    • Sue Vincent says:

      Good grief! It makes a change from eating homework, but that is a new one on me 🙂 Glad you are all aorted, Tori…and that Lilie is okay 🙂

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      • It’s a new one on me too, which is why we didn’t do more to keep the wires out of her reach before. We had a cat who liked to play with wires – actually, we’ve had a couple hat did – but Lilie’s the first dog to eat one. We’ve changed how we have the wires so she hopefully can’t do it again, but brought a spare cable just in case. Still, I’d rather she didn’t try it again for her own sake more than anything, since she’s lucky not to have suffered any from doing something like that. She keeps us on our toes, that’s for sure. Of course, if you ask her, she’ll insist she’s a good puppy who never causes any trouble. 😉

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