J. Christian

Biography

In his fifties now, the author cringes every time he hears or reads the abuse that is being heaped on the English Language. Technological advances have brought much convenience, but there is also a downside. That downside, of course, being the savagery that has been unleashed on the English Language, in particular over the course of the last two decades.

For the author, it is not just the mindless abbreviations that rankle. More painful to bear are the misspelling and inaccurate punctuations that not only remain uncorrected, but also become popular, accepted and finally propagated by the virtual Powers That Be on information super-highways. Others call it progress. The author looks on it as regression and destruction of a profoundly beautiful language. Though not his own language, English is what he speaks and writes best, having grown up in an English-speaking household.

In an effort to preserve the vestiges of sanctity of the English Language, he turned to writing this year.

He started with the series, Dawgie Tales. It is a compilation of ten volumes, centred around the adventures and exploits of Charlotte, the author's adorable Shih Tzu. Dawgie Tales is also known as the Charlotte the Pup Series. The author is planning to release other titles in the near future as well.

It may be a losing battle, with the author immensely outnumbered, but he will continue to write English the way it should be written, be it in a book, an e-mail message, a social media post or a text message. His love and respect for the English Language will not be compromised, though some may term him old-fashioned, obsolete or a dinosaur.

The author takes great pains to write in a style that can be understood by the younger generations, while also catering somewhat to the sophisticated literary palates of more mature readers. To this end, he uses reasonably simple language with uncomplicated syntax, interspersed with bigger words. Some of these words are long forgotten ones, while others are rapidly declining in their popularity, too.

The author, at this juncture, requests your forgiveness, understanding as well as feedback, if you should find spelling or punctuation errors, as he is struggling with failing eyesight.

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Books

Charlotte the Pup Volume 1 - Books 1 to 10
Series: Charlotte the Pup Volumes. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 118,210. Language: British English. Published: January 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Charlotte, the adorable Shih Tzu, is loved and adored by her "parents". As with all doggies, she is terrified of thunderstorms and fireworks. Go on this journey with Charlotte and she will tell you how doggies find refuge in The Magical Garden from their worldly fears. Join Charlotte, her family and friends on all their magical adventures. Truly, this is a magical tale of the magic of doggies.
Charlotte the Pup Book 10 - The Mean Magician
Series: Charlotte the Pup. Price: Free! Words: 11,580. Language: British English. Published: January 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Charlotte is missing! The mean magician at the circus plunged her into another dimension and refused to return her. Charlotte’s Daddy, unable to contain his anger at being bamboozled by the arrogant magician, collapses into a coma. Meanwhile, Charlotte can see everything and hear everything but everyone in the world is oblivious to her presence. She cannot even go to The Magical Garden.
Charlotte the Pup Book 9 - The Magical Collar
Series: Charlotte the Pup. Price: Free! Words: 12,050. Language: British English. Published: January 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Charlotte and her family are summoned in the dead of the night to The Magical Garden, which is under the threat of a new peril, which seems to have surreptitiously brought in wolves to compound the already obstreperous conditions. At The Cave of Shadows, Father Wisdom is not to be found when he is sought for advice and guidance. Where has he gone? Will he be found?
Charlotte the Pup Book 8 - Doggie Bears
Series: Charlotte the Pup. Price: Free! Words: 11,980. Language: British English. Published: January 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Charlotte meets Tango and falls in love! Later, after Tango and Charlotte are married in an elaborate ceremony, the whole family leave for their honeymoon. Months later, Charlotte experiences both joy and sorrow while delivering her pups. Charlotte’s Daddy, inspired by his family of doggies, creates the Doggie Bears, which are functional replicas of Charlotte’s canine family.
Charlotte the Pup Book 7 - The Mystery of the Golden Rope
Series: Charlotte the Pup. Price: Free! Words: 12,540. Language: British English. Published: January 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Charlotte is sent by Father Wisdom to receive boons of protection for her soul, mind and body. It is a magical journey that allows her to feel the love and warmth of a birth mother; something she had never known before. However, something unexpected interrupts the ritual and Charlotte is suspended in The Magical Garden.
Charlotte the Pup Book 6 - The Invisible Dragons
Series: Charlotte the Pup. Price: Free! Words: 11,940. Language: British English. Published: January 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Charlotte hears and sees things that are very suspicious. To find out what the problem is and how to solve it, Charlotte and her family are sent by Father Wisdom to a hitherto unknown part of The Magical Garden. When they arrive, they meet many illustrious canines from historic and magical times, discover the extent of the threat and are given the solution to protect Man and Caninekind.
Charlotte the Pup Book 5 - Homeless Joe
Series: Charlotte the Pup. Price: Free! Words: 12,980. Language: British English. Published: January 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Charlotte’s playmate and good friend, Joe, is missing! Everybody searches for the little Pug but he is nowhere to be found. So, when Charlotte and her family meet in The Magical Garden, it is decided that Dobby will go on the mission to save the pup. Many obstacles have to be overcome by Dobby in his search for Joe. Even more dangerous obstacles need to be surmounted as he returns.
Charlotte the Pup Book 4 - The Cats from Hell
Series: Charlotte the Pup, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 12,920. Language: British English. Published: July 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Trouble is brewing in the world. A surprise attack by an underestimated enemy leaves the doggies fearful for their safety, but unity, intelligence and a message from Father Wisdom gives them hope of winning the war over the evil menace. Truly, this is a magical tale of the magic of doggies.
Charlotte the Pup Book 3 - The Wannabe Wallaby
Series: Charlotte the Pup, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 12,450. Language: British English. Published: July 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Charlotte and her Mommy are saved from marauding canines by her four faithful “buddyguards". While Charlotte and her new friends are on a play date at Joe’s, he is attacked by Stinky and The Stench, who are duly dealt with by the buddyguards, too. Truly, this is a magical tale of the magic of doggies.
Charlotte the Pup Book 2 - The Mystery of the Disappearing Bones
Series: Charlotte the Pup, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 12,150. Language: British English. Published: July 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The Magical Garden is threatened by darkness, ruin and terror. Join Charlotte, her family and friends on this perilous journey as they overcome the obstacles and dangers to find a solution. Truly, this is a magical tale of the magic of doggies.
Charlotte the Pup Book 1 - The Secret of The Magical Garden
Series: Charlotte the Pup, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 11,870. Language: British English. Published: July 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Charlotte is a two year old Shih Tzu, loved and adored by her "parents". As with all doggies, she is terrified of thunderstorms and fireworks. Go on this journey with Charlotte and she will tell you how doggies find refuge in The Magical Garden, how Charlotte takes her Daddy to The Magical Garden and how he is reunited with all his pups. A truly touching tale of a couple's love for their pups.

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