Welcome to Dogs Life Books
Hello and welcome to Dogs Life Books, created by me, Audrey Macnaughton.My brand new book Up the Wall! is out now and is the hilarious retelling of one family's lockdown experience. You can read more about it here.You can order a signed copy directly from this site.
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Up the Wall!
What was your lockdown like? Did you smash it?Yoga every day? Learned Mandarin? Painted the entire house?No, neither did I.If you want a good laugh and a galloping read, join me in the retelling of my family's lockdown experience. Starting on the first day of Lockdown One (or just Lockdown as we called it then, we didn't know that it was destined to me a mini-series), this book brings you our hilarious antics, a few tears and many stroppy episodes.Food was an issue, as you will find out, so this book is best read with snacks... and wine.I definitely smashed it on the wine front. You have to recognise your achievements, don't you?Up the Wall is available to order now at the link below.
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A limited number of paperbacks signed by the author are available.You can order your signed paperback for £9.99 (including UK postage) right now using the ‘Pay Now’ button below.You’ll be taken to a secure page operated by our trusted payments partner Stripe.com and returned to this site after your payment.If in any doubt, just Contact Me.
About Dogs Life Books
Hello! I’m Audrey Macnaughton and I created Dogs Life Books to bring fun family stories to people.Up the Wall! is my new book and is the story of me and my family getting through lockdown one take away at a time. Read more
about it here.On me: Scottish, and have lived in Newcastle for over 25 years. My two handsome and funny boys are born Geordies so I need to keep the Scottish slang alive at home. Did you know there are many Scottish words for being tired? My boys do!On the gang: there are my two teenage sons, my partner Shaun and our two whippet dogs. The final one is our murderous cat Sheldon who is a fluffy ball of evil and terrorises the dogs shamefully.On work: I run a training company,
www.2macs.com, and manage actors so you don't have to. Actually, they're great and brilliant fun to work with.
On scribbling: I love to journal. It all started in earnest when Shaun and I went to the Galapagos for our joint 50th birthdays. I captured all the daft things as well as the big-ticket items like Shaun being bitten by a shark! It was a little baby but he's never forgiven me for laughing. As a diver, I used to clean out the shark tank at our local sea life centre and am pretty happy in their company.On books: I write in a journal most days, aiming to capture life in the margins, the funny little things that happen. The most interesting family photos aren’t the big holiday sights but are the 1974 Ford Cortina or the perm! I have lots of stories, funny little incidents and interesting takes on situations. I want to craft them all into new books and have lots of ideas. But for now I’ll keep journaling and see where it takes me.On dogs: Say hello to Arthur and Spike and follow their antics on Instagram.
Official Book Launch
Up the Wall! will be officially launched at an 'online with wine' event hosted by the lovely people at Indie Authors' World.It'll be on Thursday, 26th August 2021 at 7pm.You can book your place on the event using this link.In the meantime, have a think about what wine to get in 🍷
Ration Challenge 2022
Hello!For the fourth year in a row, I'm taking part in the Ration Challenge in support of Concern Worldwide (UK). I want to tell you a little about what that entails, why I'm doing it, and how you can help.In a nutshell: for one week, I eat the same rations as a Syrian refugee living in a camp in Jordan.
My rations include a one-week supply of the same food, in the same quantities as those provided to Syrian refugees in urban refugee camps in Jordan. That's a small amount of rice, flour, lentils, beans, fish and oil. That's it! No coffee, no alcohol (!!) and very few nutrients.The money we raise will provide refugees with urgently needed food rations, medical care and education.This year more than ever we need to raise awareness and much needed funds to help people. People who have had to leave their homes and are now relying on us. Let's not fail them.
How you can help
Would you like to support me? Great!There are two ways to help...
I have a sponsorship page at www.rationchallenge.org.uk/audrey-macnaughton and you can donate as little or as much as you like.
Ration Challenge journal
I've been keeping a Ration Challenge journal!You can read my hunger-addled ramblings and thoughts about the whole experience in an exclusive 'mini-memoir' as a PDF.Only £2 and all the money goes to Concern Worldwide.
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