Minnie The Westie book available in UK and NZ online bookstores!

Minnie The Westie book is now available in UK and NZ online bookstores!

Minnie The Westie - book coverI was just doing a bit of web surfing and spotted that my book “Minnie The Westie: The Adventures Of A West Highland Terrier Cartoon Dog” is now available to order in online bookstores in the UK and in New Zealand (as well as the US)!

Here are the links:

I’m about to put all of these links on my Store page (where you’ll also find the US links and Kindle edition links)… gosh this is exciting!

The MinnieMania is spreading!

Woofs ‘n’ wags,

Minnie x

 

 

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[Media release] Book release: cartoons for dog lovers of all ages

[Media release] Book release: cartoons for dog lovers of all ages

Minnie The Westie Media Release
5 October 2011 – for immediate release

Book release: cartoons for dog lovers of all ages

Auckland dog-lover Cornelia Luethi has launched her debut book, “Minnie The Westie: The Adventures Of A West Highland Terrier Cartoon Dog”. The book portrays humorous cartoons based on Cornelia’s real-life dog, Minnie, a West Highland White Terrier.

Designed to appeal to dog lovers of all ages, Minnie The Westie takes a light-hearted view at life, as seen through a dog’s eyes. Some of Minnie’s adventures unfold across a number of pages; whilst others stand alone as single-page gags. Also featuring in the cartoons are Minnie’s boyfriend, Morris (also a Westie); Flo the bug; and Minnie’s human mum and dad.

“I’ve always loved cartoon animals: my favourite was Garfield,” says cartoonist Cornelia Luethi. “Like many dog owners, I guess I’m a little bit obsessed with my dog, and find so many of Minnie’s daily antics hilarious. It didn’t take me long to build up enough ideas for the 85 cartoons in this book.”

Cornelia adds that some of the stories are based on real events, whereas others are based on her imagination: “Westies are such lively little dogs, it’s quite easy to imagine them getting up to all kinds of antics!”

Although Cornelia only started drawing cartoons a year ago, she quickly realised she’d created something unique with her Minnie sketches: “Seeing other people look at my Minnie The Westie cartoons is very rewarding – usually, they can’t help but smile at the cartoons. I was smiling as I drew them, so it’s nice to be able to share those warm, fuzzy feelings that dogs give us!”

“That’s also why I put a whole website together for Minnie The Westie. At www.MinnieTheWestie.com, dog lovers can enjoy free cartoons, as well as signing up for “Minnie Mail”, where they’ll receive a cartoon by email each month.”

What’s more, not-for-profit organisations are able to use Minnie The Westie cartoons on their websites and newsletters free of charge, whereas commercial users pay a small fee. Full details are at www.minniethewestie.com/cartoons/licensing

Minnie is very popular on social media already, with more than 1,200 Followers on Twitter and a growing number of loyal Facebook fans. Many of these are based in the US and UK.

Minnie The Westie is available as a paperback from Amazon.com (ISBN 978-0-473-19504-5), and also as a Kindle ebook.

ENDS

For more information please contact:

Cornelia Luethi (Author and Publisher)
Email: cornelia@fxmarketing.co.nz

Photographs: the following photographs are available as high-resolution images; please email cornelia@fxmarketing.co.nz with your image requests.

Please credit photographs as copyright © MinnieTheWestie.com.

May be used for Minnie The Westie publicity purposes only.

Photo #1: Cornelia Luethi and Minnie celebrating the publication of 'Minnie The Westie'

Photo #1: Cornelia Luethi and Minnie celebrating the publication of 'Minnie The Westie'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo #2: Minnie and Cornelia Luethi on a beach

Photo #2: Minnie and Cornelia Luethi on a beach

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo #3: front cover of the book 'Minnie The Westie'

Photo #3: front cover of the book 'Minnie The Westie'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cartoons: Not-for-profit organisations are able to use Minnie The Westie cartoons on their websites and newsletters free of charge, whereas commercial users pay a small fee. Full details are at www.minniethewestie.com/cartoons/licensing

Note to Editors

About Minnie, the real-life West Highland Terrier

Minnie is a pedigree West Highland White Terrier, bred in New Zealand, and is a member of the West Highland White Terrier Club of New Zealand.

As per the cartoon character she’s based on, the real Minnie also enjoys having her belly rubbed, chicken chomping, bone munching, napping, walking, sailing, and cuddling.

Website: www.MinnieTheWestie.com
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/MinnieTheWestie
Twitter: www.twitter.com/MinnieTheWestie

About Cornelia Luethi

Although Cornelia enjoyed drawing at school, she only picked up her sketchbook again in 2010, which is when she created the Minnie The Westie cartoon character.

Cornelia is a self-employed marketing consultant and copywriter; her business is FX Marketing Limited (New Zealand). She works from home in Auckland… naturally, Minnie keeps Cornelia company in the office.

 

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Minnie The Westie lives in New Zealand

Minnie The Westie lives in New Zealand

New Zealand is a country in the South Pacific. Being south of the Equator, you might notice in some of Minnie’s cartoons that her (human) mum and dad wear shorts and t-shirts at Christmas: that’s because it’s summer in New Zealand at that time. The seasons are opposite to those in the northern hemisphere.

Being close to the date line, New Zealand is one of the first countries to see in every new day.

Minnie the Westie lives in New Zealand

Whereabouts in New Zealand does Minnie The Westie live?

Minnie lives in Auckland, in the North Island of New Zealand. Although Auckland isn’t the capital of NZ (that’s Wellington), it is the largest city with a population of just under 1.5 million people.

Auckland is a great place to be a dog: there are lots of beaches and green spaces for running around on. It’s pawsome!

And it’s not just Minnie that thinks Auckland is pawsome…

Auckland regularly ranks highly in quality of living surveys. According to Wikiepedia:

The 2010 Mercer Quality of Living Survey ranked Auckland 4th equal place in the world on its list, while The Economist’s World’s Most Livable Cities index of 2010 ranked Auckland in 10th place. In 2008, Auckland was classified as an Alpha World City in the World Cities Study Group’s inventory by Loughborough University.

West Highland Terriers are popular dogs in New Zealand: check out the West Highland White Terrier Club of  NZ (Westie Club).

 

PS. Would you like to use Minnie The Westie dog cartoons? Click here to read about cartoon licensing. Hint: using my dog cartoons is free for non-commercial blogs and organisations!

 

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