Hello and welcome. I’m the author of Kato and the Fountain of Wrinkles, the first in a three part series written in the spirit of pug mischief and in the honor and memory of my beloved pugs, Prince “Kato” Chang and EJ the Pug.
I'm also excited to announce the release of my first children's book, My Human Survived Kindergarten, a charming humor-filled story that wonderfully captures kindergarten life that is sure to appeal to children as it offers an interesting twist -- telling the story from the perspective of a kindergartner's pet pug.
Much love and thanks, Rhys Ella
My Human Survived Kindergarten Illustrated ISBN: 978-1-68270-677-0 September 6, 2016 FREE Audio Book download with purchase $6.50 + tax FREE Shipping on all orders. Psst! Don't tell anyone but this book is the true story about a kid named Alec who really and truly survived kindergarten. Even more shocking? He liked it! But shh! If this gets out, everyone will want to go to kindergarten.
Kato and the Fountain of Wrinkles Setting: Tinseltown ISBN: 978-1-63268-875-0 Tate Publishing Enterprises: November 18, 2014 Click here to read a sample $8.50+ tax (Price listed is 50% off- Sale ends December 9, 2016)
Tinseltown and wrinkles collide in this PERFECTLY CRAFTED NOVEL THAT WILL KEEP YOU LAUGHING AND GUESSING, as famous pug Kato Rhyan risks it all to become the first animal to win an Oscar for Best Actor, even if it means taking on a role that requires a wrinkly dog's worst nightmare - Botox injections.
"a novel about a Hollywood Pug whose relationship to Botox is unlike that of other stars." - The New York Times
RHYS ELLA JOINS NY TIMES BEST SELLING AUTHOR KAREN WHITE AT 7th ANNUAL BLUE RIDGE BOOK FEST
Flat Rock, NC - On April 24, 2015 and April 25, 2015, Blue Ridge Community College, held its 7th Annual Book Fest in Flat Rock, NC featuring Rhys Ella and forty additional authors from across the country, including NY Times Best Selling Authors Joe Galloway and Karen White.
E.A. Austen, Chico and Punch on front porch of Clear Comfort, 1893. Collection of Alice Austen House.
RHYS ELLA INVITED TO HISTORIC ALICE AUSTEN HOUSE FOR BOOK SIGNING
Staten Island, NY -- On June 14, 2015, the Alice Austen House Museum and Pug Dog Group of Greater New York will welcome Rhys Ella to their Annual Pug Fun Day for a special book signing of “Kato and the Fountain of Wrinkles." The event will take place on the lawn of the historic and picturesque Alice Austen House Museum located in Staten Island, NY.
Alice Austen (1866 - 1952), one of America's earliest and most prolific female photographers, captured life as she was living it. In this image, the Austen family dogs, Chico and Punch are seated on the front porch of Clear Comfort, the family home. Many of Austen’s photographs feature the family’s cherished pug, Punch, who is thought to be one of the country’s first exported Pugs from Asia.
A vibrant cultural center, the Alice Austen House keeps the daring spirit of the early American photographer alive by presenting changing exhibitions of Alice Austen’s pioneering historic photographs and of contemporary photography, providing education programs for students, and offering a range of cultural programs for the public. A charming Victorian Gothic Cottage that was Alice’s home serves as the museum and is located in a lovely park on the shore of Staten Island near the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge with sweeping views of Brooklyn and Lower Manhattan.