What Is A Library?

A wonderful letter from E.B. White – author of Charlotte’s Web – to the children in the city of Troy about the important impact libraries and books have on reading, life, and education.

EB White Letter

What do libraries mean to you?


Holiday Book Sale and Giveaway Winners!

Boy, we sure wish Mom would let us use the computer without her help – then we wouldn’t have had to go so long without updating you all!  But she says she can’t trust us to not order more Greenies…So instead, while she was sick these past few days, we made sure to keep her good company on the couch while she watched movies :)

We sure are glad to be back though – and we have exciting news to share!

First of all, we have the winners of our GoodReads Giveaway!

Congratulations To:

Anthony F.

Traci D.

Autumn R.

Jennifer G.

Mom managed to pop your books in the mail before she got sick, so they’re on their way to you as we type – you may have even received them by now!

And now, the even more exciting news: We’re having a sale!


Buy any of our books between now and December 25th, and receive 10% off!

But that’s not all – looking to get the complete series so far?  Buy now to take advantage of our 2 for $15 deal and receive copies of both Zooey and Her Soldier, and Zooey The AcroCat, just in time for the holidays.

Book 2 Pack

(Mom hoped to have our latest book, The Surprise Under The House, featuring Baseball, out by now – but unfortunately she got sick and that delayed the publication. Look for it coming soon in the new year!)

Well, I think that’s all the fun we’ve got planned for right now, but stay tuned, and we’ll do our best to keep you updated more often now that we’re all healthy and happy again!

Love, Baseball and Zooey

Cyber Monday Sale!

Are you looking for the perfect gift for the young reader in your life?  “The Adventures of Baseball and Zooey” are great additions to the beginning reader’s library, and make ideal bedtime stories for children of all ages.

Join us today for Cyber Monday, and save 10% on your purchase of Zooey the AcroCat or Zooey and Her Soldier (or both)!

Don’t have your copies yet?  What are you waiting for?  Just click here to head to our shop, or keep scrolling to learn more.

The sale ends tonight at 11:59pm pacific time.

“Zooey’s best friend, Doug, is in The National Guard. Sometimes he has to go away for a little while. When he’s gone, Zooey misses him a lot.  She can’t wait for him to get back!  But Zooey’s about to discover something – something that will make the wait much, much easier!”

10% OFF!

“Zooey is a cat who is always on the go. Sometimes Mom thinks she belongs in the circus! But Zooey knows she’s the star of the show.  Join Zooey the acrobatic cat and her sidekick Baseball on their latest tight-rope walking adventure!”

10% OFF!

Giveaway Winner!

Hooray! It’s giveaway day!

What does that mean? It’s finally time to name the winner of our Snuggle Up and Read Giveaway! One lucky winner is about to receive an organic holiday themed baby blanket from Delano Designs Baby, and a copy of one of Baseball and Zooey’s books!

We asked Mom for a drumroll but I guess you can’t see those over the interwebs, so you’ll just have to believe us when we say that there is one….

Congratulations To:

Rose B.

Because she’s the lucky winner, Rose will get to pick her prize out of the three blankets shown, and our two books. Just in time for a long Thanksgiving weekend – we’re sure there’s a little one in Rose’s life who’s going to enjoy curling up with a new blanket and a book after a big family dinner!

Congratulations again Rose! And thanks to everyone who entered, what a fun giveaway! We certainly enjoyed it, anyways. And the good news is, there’s still a chance to win a copy of Zooey The AcroCat from GoodReads! Click here to visit the site and enter today.

We hope you all have a great weekend!

Goodreads Giveaway Reminder

There are only 12 days left in our GoodReads Giveaway!

Do you want to win a copy of Zooey The AcroCat?  Enter now, before it’s too late!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Zooey The AcroCat by Andrea Kelly

Zooey The AcroCat
by Andrea Kelly

Giveaway ends November 25, 2012.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win

There are four copies up for grabs, find out who’s going to take them home, right here, on November 26th.

See you then – and Good Luck!

It’s Giveaway Day!

Hooray!  It’s Giveaway Day!

Want a chance to win your very own copy of Zooey The AcroCat?  Just click the link below, or head over to our GoodReads Giveaway page, and you could be one of the four lucky winners in the drawing next month.

So what are you waiting for?  Go enter all ready!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Zooey The AcroCat by Andrea Kelly

Zooey The AcroCat

by Andrea Kelly

Giveaway ends November 25, 2012. See the giveaway details at Goodreads.


Zooey can’t wait to share her new book with you.

Thursday is Giveaway Day!

That’s right – it’s Giveaway time again!!

Or it will be, on Thursday, anyways!  Don’t have a copy of Zooey The AcroCat yet? Well now’s your chance to win one!

There are four copies up for grabs, so just enter our GoodReads Giveaway any time between Thursday, October 25th and Sunday, November 25th, and you could be one of the lucky winners!

Good Luck!

Coming Soon!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Zooey The AcroCat by Andrea Kelly

Zooey The AcroCat

by Andrea Kelly

Giveaway ends November 25, 2012.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Sneak Peek of Our New Cover Art!

Happy Monday everyone!  Did you have a good weekend?

We got some new feathery mice to play with on Friday, and we haven’t stopped playing with them since!  Although they’re already missing a couple of feathers…and now we have to share, because Zooey lost hers under the couch!  At least Mom thinks that’s where it went, but she can’t find it anywhere.  Looks like she’ll have to stock up next time she’s at the store – and that was really our plan all along, then we’ll have a whole pile of mice! ;)

Anyways, we’ll turn the keyboard over to Mom now, because she said she has something exciting to share with you guys…

Those zany cats…

But they’re right!  I do have something pretty exciting to share with you – while Baseball and Zooey were hard at work destroying feathered mice this weekend, I got down to business, working on our third book!

We still have a ways to go before it’s ready for publication, but the cover art is finally finished.  Since everyone enjoys a sneak peek behind the scenes, we decided to share it with you!

What do you think?  Any guesses as to what the surprise under the house might be??  Find out this November!

“Zooey The AcroCat” Review!

Yesterday, Zooey The AcroCat received its very first review from Nicole over at Ariesgrl Book Reviews!

As you can imagine, Baseball, Zooey, and I were pretty excited to see what she thought – especially Zooey!

Check out an excerpt of her review below, or visit the official Ariesgrl Book Reviews’ site here to read the whole thing.

“”[Zooey The AcroCat is] A unique children’s book, with hand-drawn pictures that will be relatable to young children and give the story a more personal feel. Though this story does not rhyme, the sentences are short and easy to read, which is perfect for helping children transition from being read-to, to reading the book themselves. Kelly tells the story of her two mischievous cats, which is relatable to every pet owner. A bit of an abrupt ending will leave readers guessing what Baseball and Zooey do next…I would recommend this book to parents with young children as a cute, short bedtime story.”

We’re glad you liked our cliffhanger ending, Nicole!  What WILL Zooey The AcroCat and her sidekick Baseball do next??  Be sure to find out when our third book, The Surprise Under The House, makes its debut this November!

Don’t have your own copy of Zooey The AcroCat yet?  Visit our shop to find out what it’s all about!

Interested in reviewing one of our books? Delano Publishing has released a limited number of copies for the press – please contact us here for more information.

New Site Launch!

Hello lovely readers!  Zooey and I are SO excited today, because today is the launch of our brand new website!!!

Click Here to Check it Out!

What’s exciting about this new website, you ask?

Well, it’s dedicated entirely to our book Zooey and Her Soldier!

You see, Zooey and I have been thinking recently, and we’ve decided that because Zooey and Her Soldier is the only book about military life in “The Adventures of Baseball and Zooey” series, it really should have its very own website.  Now you can find out about all the latest on Zooey, without having to read about that pesky Baseball! (Okay, so Zooey wrote that last bit).

Not only that, but its also going to be a great resource for military families, with links to some of our favorite military family blogs, and ways you can help support our troops!

So, stop by the site if you’d like, take a look around – and thank you for celebrating the launch with us!