Rocco and I have some BIG news.
Deborah Tayloe is a children's book author and freelance sales copywriter.
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Years after writing the first Rocco stories in a spiral notebook, I finally decided to bring the series to life.
My husband encouraged me to do this for the past several years. I work full-time as a freelance writer and editor, but I primarily “ghostwrite” for other authors. I finally decided to step out and publish my children’s stories.
I wrote the first book about Rocco (yes, he is a real toy fox terrier) when my stepdaughter, Jessica, was very young. That first story was about coping with bullies. Rocco used courage to defeat the bullies and stand up for himself.
Thinking about it, there are so many skills children don’t learn in school any longer--writing in cursive and reading a map spring to mind. But there are other, more important tools children need for success--and those abstract concepts are more challenging for parents and teachers to demonstrate today. Principles like kindness, courage, cooperation seem to be disappearing.