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Kate Ormand: My Writing Buddy

Meet Freddie, my furry assistant. He sleeps on the job, but keeps me company all the same.


Freddie’s always around when I’m writing. I spend a lot of time with him, and writing isn’t the same without him snoring under my chair.


Freddie is mentioned a lot in my books — in bios, on book jackets, in the acknowledgments — but last year, when Bethany Straker was working on the spreads for our picture book, Pierre the French Bulldog Recycles, I got the opportunity to actually have Freddie in my book, in the story itself. He isn’t mentioned by name, but he does make a cameo appearance on two of the final spreads. Pages filled with dogs — how could he not?!


I just love this personal touch! Seeing him there on the pages is so wonderful. My little writing buddy!

authorpicKate Ormand/Kate Louise
KATE ORMAND is a YA writer represented by Isabel Atherton at Creative Authors Ltd. She lives in the UK with her family, her partner, and a cocker spaniel called Freddie. She recently graduated from university with a first class degree in Fine Art Painting. It was during this course that Kate discovered her love of reading YA books, prompting her to try a new creative angle and experiment with writing. Kate also writes children’s picture books under the name Kate Louise.

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