Archie Helping Other Furry Friends in Need

Kathryn and Sir Archibald Droolsalot have partnered with the Burlington Humane Society and Lincoln Country Humane Society to assist with their fundraising. Visit the contact page to order a book using the email contact form.  A portion of the proceeds for each book sold this way will be donated to either BHS or LCHS.  Don’t forget to mention either Burlington Humane Society or Lincoln County Humane Society in your email when ordering your books. Featured image:  Doug Shirton, Executive Director, BHS with Sir Archibald Droolsalot book

Kathryn and Volunteer with Lincoln county Humane and sweet Qwazi listening to Big Dog Blues

Spring Has Sprung!

What an amazing couple of weeks this has been!  Since May 6, when I started with a wonderful virtual reading to the Tumble Tots with the Niagara on the Lake Librarian, through until the readings today, May 21 with students from St. Michael’s School with their teachers, I have done a total of 14 virtual readings to students around Ontario!   I have 3 more readings planned for next week already, and can’t wait, this has been so rewarding!

I feel so blessed to have shared the Sir Archibald Droolsalot stories with so many students.  They were all so full of interest, questions and comments – it was absolutely amazing and so meaningful to me as an author.

At this point I must say that teachers have now had to become IT experts and the students are so familiar with their computers that they will soon be streets ahead of their seniors!

Thank you to all the many students who have listened to the stories, given their feedback and compliments and shared stories of their own dogs, cats and writings.

The biggest thank you of all goes to the teachers who have organized times and dates for the readings and take such an interest in their students.  They are truly dedicated.

Canada Book Award Winner

For the second straight time, Sir Archibald Droolsalot – Big Dog Drools has been chosen as a Canada Book Award-winner!

The Canada Book Awards program recognizes and promotes Canadian author outstanding accomplishment. The Canada Book Awards is an ongoing book assessment program that honours Canadian authors regardless of when their books and/or eBooks were published.

Second Book Available Now!

Announcing my second book in the Sir Archibald Droolsalot series, Big Dog Drools!

Big Dog Drools is the second book in the Sir Archibald Droolsalot Series.

Can cats and dogs be friends? Is it possible for them to help each other?

As Archie and his friends help Muffin and her kittens, they all learn that you don’t have to be the same to be friends, and that drool can do a lot of different things!

Find it and Big Dog Blues at these fine retailers:

Locole

Get Locole!

Today I am very pleased to share the following piece from Laura at Locole.ca, who are now carrying my books from the Sir Archibald Droolsalot series!

I am very excited to share this post. I have been spending lots of time lately searching for books written by Canadian authors that are published and printed in Canada!

The book I am featuring today “Big Dog Blues” is the first from the series Sir Archibald Droolsalot. This adorable character is based on a real life cutie named Archie who happens to drool a lot ! 

 You will love to read about Archie’s adventures with his best bud Bricky and their trouble with the bully Doberman brothers. Can Archie protect his friend and help the brothers understand that being friends is a much better way? You’ll have to read to find out!

Get your book on www.locole.ca or @shop.locole . Thank you to @authorkathrynrecourt for creating such a wonderful book series and making us fall in love with her very large and drooly dog, Archie. Best part is book 3 is coming soon!!

A huge part of getting kids to love to read is to read with them when they are young and to share your love for reading.

Now you can do all that and support local authors too!

Keeping Busy In 2021

Now that 2020 is behind us, it is time for me to look forward into 2021… here is a little of what I have been up to this new year.

Book Reading

I was thrilled to do a remote reading with my granddaughter’s JK class on January 7, 2021. I could see all their faces as I read to them, and their teachers too. It was such an honor to be asked to do this. So many thanks to the teachers for arranging it and for all they do to keep all the children interested each day online.


The Lake Report

A second local paper has taken up the story of Sir Archibald. The Lake Report did a great article on Archie on January 21 – “An excessive amount of dog drool was the inspiration for a Niagara-on-the-Lake woman’s new children’s book series. Sir Archibald Droolsalot – Big Dog Blues immortalizes Kathryn Recourt’s large, loyal (and drooling) companion Archie, the part English mastiff, part St. Bernard rescue dog.”

See more of the article at lakereport.ca January 21 Page 18.


Lincoln County Humane Society

I have partnered with the Lincoln County Humane Society (LCHS) and for every book sold through their social media I will be donating a portion of the proceeds to the LCHS. An article on CHCH on November 30, 2020 with Bob Cowan on Morning Live had Tammi Barkman of the LCHS talking about Sir Archibald Droolsalot. The books are also on site at the 124 Hotel and Spa, Queen Street, Niagara on the Lake to also help support the LCHS. It is wonderful to help support this great organization especially as Archie is also a rescue dog.


Book 2 of Sir Archibald

Book 2 of the Sir Archibald series should be ready for production in the next few months. Sir Archibald Droolsalot – Big Dog Drools asks “Can cats and Dogs be friends?” “Is it possible for them to help each other?” Perhaps you don’t have to be the same, look the same or sound the same, to be friends.

Interview with Niagara This Week

Nick Fearns of Niagara This Week “virtually” sat down with Sir Archibald and myself to discuss my life, my newest book… and of course the star of the book, the lovable Archie.

Excerpt from the article:

She said she had different stories of different genres typed on her computer, but this summer she decided to finally finish one.

“I thought it would be a good one to finish because of the positives messages related to bullying,” Recourt said. “With all the new protocols in place, there will be more worrying. Some kids will bully, and others will be bullied.”

Read the full article on niagarathisweek.com.

Author Q&A

How long does it take to write a book?

Each book is slightly different, depending on how long the idea has been rolling around in my head.  Some stories are almost completely formed in my head so don’t take very long at all, just a few days; some stories are just an idea in there and so take two or more weeks; and some are a beginning and an end but have no middle, so take about a week.

How do you think of the book titles?

The first book – Sir Archibald Droolsalot – Big Dog Blues – the title just made sense based on the story.  After that, I wanted to keep the titles similar as the books are a series, although the stories each stand alone.  Also, I do love alliteration!

How do you get the ideas for the books?

I’m inspired by what children say and do.  I always look on the bright side of any situation and weave in a message of positivity into my stories.  I hope my young readers find the stories uplifting and insightful.

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Welcome

I am excited to announce the second book in the Sir Archibald Droolsalot series, Big Dog Drools!

Can cats and dogs be friends? Is it possible for them to help each other? Obtain a copy today and find out if they can!


Thank you for visiting my author website. I hope you have as much enjoyment reading these stories to your children and grandchildren as I have had writing them.

Archie and I would love to hear from you. Please connect with us through my contact page or follow me on Facebook and Instagram @authorkathrynrecourt.

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