About the Book
Ana and Luna hike the lighthouse trail each day to visit and take care of their friends, the cats that are abandoned there. Their favorite is a little white cat named Wednesday. One day when a big storm rolls in from the ocean and the whole city shuts down, but what about Wednesday! Where are the Lighthouse Cats? Did they survive the storm?
About the Author
Carolyn Watson Dubisch is an award winning author/illustrator of 17 children’s books and the illustrator on five children’s books with various authors. She also writes and illustrates comics for kids. Some of her comic book series include “The Horribles”, “After The Robots Died” and “The Dragon in The Closet”. As a writer and artist she has designed alien bird-men for Star Wars games and colored Wolverine and Silver Surfer Comics for Marvel. She’s also had her writing and illustrations in various children’s publications including Highlights for Children, Hopscotch and Whimsy Magazines
She currently lives in a house by the beach in Mazatlán, Mexico with her husband, scifi-fantasy artist and writer, Mike Dubisch and her youngest daughter.. She also has a very old dog and four Mexican street cats who make life interesting every day
Qn 1: Can you tell us more about your book What is it about?
This is the second book in my Tales of Mazatlán series. I have been writing books about my adopted city here in Mexico. I am originally from New York and now live on the Pacific Coast. I want to introduce this beautiful city to children everywhere.
The book follows two sisters who live in Mazatlán near the lighthouse. The lighthouse is a huge tourist attraction here and many people think it is okay to abandon their cats on the path nearby. The girls care for the strays and befriend one special white cat they name Wednesday. This is the story of Wednesday and how she finds a new home.
Qn 2: Who do you think would be interested in this book, is it directed at any particular market?
Like most of my books, my audience is children. I write and illustrate picture books and comic books for kids. I think exposing children to different cultures and cities around the world helps them increase their understanding and empathy. I also think animal rescue is an incredibly worthy cause.
The book is also available in Spanish ” Los Gatos del Faro de Mazatlán”
Qn 3: Out of all the books in the world, and all the authors, which are your favourite and why?
I read A LOT. I read books across many genres and help run a children’s book review group. Listing every book I think is amazing is a massive and daunting task. These are some children’s books I have read recently that I think everyone should consider for the children in their life;
Wally the Wake-up Pup by Nicoli Carr is an adorable children’s book I just read this week. An exuberant sheep dog named Wally races about his house each morning waking up his family. The illustrations are just beautifully one.
Louie and The Dictator by Lisa Bornelis is an incredible chapter book about a boy living through the COVID pandemic. The “Dictator” is the voice in his head that controls his actions. Slowly it’s revealed he struggles with OCD.
Butternut By Jill Dana The story of a disoriented young squash arrives in a corner of the supermarket. From here he begins his search for where he belongs in this new confusing world. With charming illustrations and endearing characters, this picture book is definitely worth picking up for the little ones in your life.
The Adventures of Goodie and Kookie Sugar-Ant by RH Bynum is a beginning reader, new release about a young sugar ant who accidentally injures his baby brother during a visit to the nursery. He becomes his brother’s mentor and teaches about the world. A fantastic coming of age book.
Qn 4: What guidance would you offer to someone new, or trying to enhance their writing?
Join critique groups and read as much as you can. Read the genre you want to write for and study other people’s work. Also write every day even if it’s a few sentences.
Qn 5: Where can our readers find out more about you, do you have a website, or a way to be contacted?
Yes, I can be found on instagram @artbycwdubisch
on Facebook @carolyn.w.dubisch
on TikTok @dubischsketchbook
My blog is http://www.scribblesinthesand.net/
and My Amazon author page is https://www.amazon.com/stores/Carolyn-Watson-Dubisch/author/B004CS6K4G