Piggy Nation: A Day At Work With Dad is an award-winning book that teaches kids about “piggy” behavior in an amusing update of the Golden Rule. The main character is a piglet named Sammy who joins his Dad on Piggy Patrol. As they search the town for piggies, Sammy learns about “piggy” behavior!
Richard Rosser grew up in an Oklahoma household filled with books and music, attending many musical theater productions as an elementary student. Rosser performed in numerous theater productions while in high school and graduated from Washington and Lee University, where he became involved in filmmaking and won a Student Academy Award for his animated film No One For Chess. After earning a Master of Fine Arts in Film Production from New York University, Richard worked on a number of children’s programs, including The Adventures of Pete and Pete and Lizzie McGuire. After watching a man steal a parking space from his mother-in-law, Richard created the Piggy Ticket, and the concept of Piggy Nation was born. Rosser went on to write his first children’s book, Piggy Nation A Day At Work With Dad. Richard lives in Pacific Palisades with his wife and daughter. Email Richard at email@example.com
Shane Sowell began his love of drawing at a young age, and through much encouragement of his family he began to take drawing classes. He was always intrigued by cartoons and soon went from watching them to creating his own. After high school, Shane attended Columbus College of Art & Design. He trained as a fine artist and took classes in animation and illustration. After earning an MFA from UCLA, Shane began working on the Emmy award winning shows King of the Hill and The Simpsons. While working on The Simpsons, he contributed to The Simpsons Movie and The Simpsons Ride at Universal Studios. Piggy Nation A Day At Work With Dad is Shane’s first children’s book. He lives in Kentucky with his wife and daughter. Email Shane at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Piggy Nation A Day At Work With Dad won an Eric Hoffer Award
The Hoffer Award was founded at the start of the 21st century to honor freethinking writers and independent books of exceptional merit. The commercial environment for today’s writers has all but crushed the circulation of ideas. It seems strange that in the Information Age, many books are blocked from wider circulation, and powerful writing is barred from publication or buried alive on the Internet. Furthermore, many of the top literary prizes will not even consider independent books or previously unpublished prose, choosing instead to become the marketing arms of large presses.