Linda Sacco

Biography

I have worked as a freelance writer for Australian magazines and now I write ebooks on my favourite topic: pets. Pets have always been a big part of my life. Through research, interviews with breeders and my own pet keeping experiences, the Which is Your Perfect Pet? series provides readers with all they need to know to match their lifestyle to a specific breed of dog, cat, bird or other animal friend. I plan to publish a new title in this series each year.

As a reader, I gravitate towards the fantasy genre. My favourite novels are Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt and FernGully by Diana Young. What I love about the genre is that everyone has an idea of what a werewolf, vampire or fairy is, but then it is up to the author to add their own spin. This led me to a question: what was originally believed about these fantasy figures and how has this been reinterpreted by contemporary authors and filmmakers? The myths, history and origins of 10 fantasy figures are explored and compared with interpretations from movies, TV and books in my ebook Fantasy: Myths and Media.

Smashwords Interview

What motivated you to become an indie author?
I approached several traditional publishers with my manuscript for Dog Breeds: Which is Your Perfect Pet? and I felt they were taking my idea into a hundred different directions I did not want to go. As an indie author, I have complete control over my work.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
The reason for my success is Smashwords and their connection to retailers such as Apple and Barnes and Noble. All hail Smashwords!
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Where to find Linda Sacco online

Twitter: lindasacco1

Where to buy in print


Books

Birds: Which is Your Perfect Pet?
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 8,850. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Pets & livestock
This book contains all the information a bird seeker needs to know to help match their lifestyle to a type of bird. Over a dozen pet bird profiles contain information on colour varieties, gender identities, diet, health, housing, companionship, noise level, ability to talk and mimic, tamability and playfulness. Each bird profile is accompanied by a photo.
There's a Rabbit in Our Class!
Price: Free! Words: 3,560. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Pets & livestock
(4.00)
When the children of Grade 4/5H Spotswood Primary School heard about a rabbit who wanted a social life, they convinced their principal through a persuasive letter writing campaign that Bugsy would be a wonderful addition to the classroom. Grade 4/5H cover everything a prospective rabbit owner needs to know with chapters on housing, food, grooming, entertaining your bunny and more. With photos.
Cat Breeds: Which is Your Perfect Pet?
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 8,000. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Pets & livestock
This book contains all the information a cat seeker needs to know to help match their lifestyle to a breed. Over 30 cat breed profiles include information on coat varieties, grooming, environment, activity level, vocality, playfulness, trainability, compatibility with children and other pets, and health concerns. Each breed profile is accompanied by a photograph.
Dog Breeds: Which is Your Perfect Pet?
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 18,110. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Pets & livestock
This book contains all the information a dog seeker needs to know to help match their lifestyle to a breed. Over 80 dog breed and variety profiles include information on coat varieties, grooming, environment (indoors/outdoors, climate), exercise, compatibility with children and other pets, and health concerns. Includes over 30 colour photographs.

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