Book: Chester the Chesapeake - Wintertime by Barbara Ebel MDcategories: Book, Children's Books, Picture Books, Dog Books, Dog Lovers, Chester the Chesapeake, Inspirational, Dog Memoirs
Barbara Ebel, M.D.about this book: My 'story' behind the Chester the Chesapeake series:
When I first moved to Tennessee seven years ago, I had already been vigorously writing adult novels. Up to that time, I had been known as Doctor Ebel in the places and practices I had lived and worked, but in TN, my medical career became secondary.
One of my interests is raising and training dogs. I started working my Chesapeake Bay Retriever therapy dog in the region at nursing homes and schools and he started to take on a special place in people's hearts. Along with that, the philanthropic woman lugging the dog around went from Doctor Ebel, a woman sometimes saving lives as an anesthesiologist, to "Doctor Barbara" or "Chester's Mom."
One day after a few queries were thrown my way and people learned I was an author, this remark resonated loudly: "Since you're already an author, why don't you write a children's book about Chester? The kids already love him so! "
So, you know what's coming. I did. I also took hundreds of pictures of the dogs, made the stories nonfiction with real photos, and wrote it from Chester's point of view.
But here's the endearing part. After Chester the Chesapeake got into people's hands, another question was posed to me: "When's the next one?"
Well, my adult books with medicine sprinkled into the background of their plots have subsequently gotten their day in the sun, but now Chester has three!
So I guess this writer who is buried in a natural wildlife corridor writing mostly adult novels, has made some headway, but it's Chester, my Chesapeake, who's the celebrity. As it should be.
Chester also has a Trilogy (all three of the books bundled together as an ebook).
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