Kizzie Jones blends her love of dachshunds and her love of the ocean to create her children's books,"How Dachshunds Came to Be: A Tall Tale about a short Long Dog" and a coloring book & picture book, "A Tall Tale About a Dachshund and a Pelican: How a Friendship Came to Be." They are whimsical tall tales to delight readers of all ages. Kizzie's first dachshund, Dagwood, at age 18 months began a life long love affair with the unique short legged, long bodied creatures.
Kizzie has been published in "Northwest Primetime," "Chaplaincy Today," "www.military.com," "CHSSM Diakonie," and has been a first place non-fiction winner for Writers on the Sound with her piece titled, "The Waters of Compassion."
Readers' Favorite Review! "A Tall Tale About a Dachshund and a Pelican" Five Stars
"...beautifully written...heartwarming...Children will want to read this book again and again. I would definitely recommend this book to all young readers."
Recent award: USA Best Book Award for 2016 Children's Picture Book: Hardcover Fiction/Finalist "A Tall Tale About a Dachshund and a Pelican: How a Friendship Came to Be" by Kizzie Jones, illustrated by Scott Ward
Awards for "How Dachshunds Came to Be: A Tall Tale About a Short Long Dog"
☆ Reader's Favorite Gold Medal First Place Winner Fiction/Tall Tale 2013
☆ National Indie Excellence First Place Winner 2013 Children's Design
☆ Beach Reads Book Fest First Place Children's Winner! 2013
☆ New York Book Fest 1st Runner Up Children's 2013
☆ San Francisco Book Fest Honorable Mention Children's 2013
Kizzie and her ultimate hero, Thom, with their three dachshunds-Buster, Josie, and Lacey-live happily ever after in a seaside town in Washington State.