Welcome back to my new favourite feature: Dogs of the Rich and Famous!!
Today’s adorably photogenic furry friend is Pippa, assistant to Australian author, N L King
Age: 6 years
Breed (or best guess): British Labrador Retriever
Assistant to: Australian author, N L King. Nadia was born in Dublin, Ireland and is a young adult author and short story writer.
Nadia’s first book, Jenna’s Truth, is a teen novella which tackles cyberbullying, attempted suicide, and what it means to be true to yourself. A second edition of Jenna’s Truth is published by Western Australian independent press, Serenity Press.
Kirkus Review has described the book as “a deeply affecting, valuable story and educational tool.”
Nadia is passionate about using stories to reflect a diversity of realities in order to positively impact teen lives.
Nadia loves to read. She is a particularly hopeless horse rider, although she enjoyed that one time she rode an ostrich. She also loves riding camels, and hopes to one day ride an elephant.
Help or hindrance? “Pippa helps me write by dragging me away from the desk which I would happily never leave,” says Nadia. “She helps me to maintain a balanced approach to life, mainly because she requires a walk everyday. Also when things aren’t going so well, she’s a great listener and loves to cuddle me until I feel better.”
Fave toy: “Good old-fashioned sticks, which must be thrown in the river for retrieval,” says Nadia. “Pippa is happy to share her sticks with any dogs she meets along the way.”
Fave game: Anything involving food. “Eating toast in the morning, sandwiches at lunch, and helping out at dinner are her favourite pastimes,” says Nada. “She’s happy to snack all day, too. Basically, just feed her ALL the time and she’ll be happy. Consequently, she is on a 24/7 diet to keep her weight down.”