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Dogs of the Rich and Famous: Tilly…and Tamara Moss

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IMG_1210Welcome back to my new favourite feature: Dogs of the Rich and Famous!!

Today’s seriously cute adorable pooch is Tilly Mcschmoopyface, assistant to Australian author Tamara Moss.

About Tilly Mcschmoopyface

Age: 1.5 years

Breed (or best guess): Red heeler cross staffy

Assistant to: Author Tamara Moss. Tamara has taught Japanese, interned at indie publisher Twelfth Planet Press, and worked at many different schools.

Lintang.jpgTamara’s debut novel Lintang and the Pirate Queen is a CBCA 2018 Notable and has been shortlisted for the Readings Children’s Book Prize.

The next book in the series, Lintang and the Forbidden Island, is out now.

Help or hindrance? “Tilly is a complete hindrance to my writing career,” says Tamara. “She jumps all over me when I’m writing, demanding attention. If I chuck her outside, she jumps onto the windowsill and stares at me. The only way I can distract her is to give her a toy to destroy.”

Fave toy: “She doesn’t have a favourite toy because she destroys them all, but when she was a puppy she used to sleep next to a stuffed warthog,” says Tamara.

Fave game: Chasing the Neighbour’s Dog Up and Down the Fence Line.

Author: cristyburne


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