Author Aunt Anne Fifield Stops By The Reading Den For a New Interview. Cat Chatted and Got The Scoop on Her Next Children’s Book. . .


Children’s Books by Anne Fifield



Well, Cat happened to chat by phone with our fabulous children’s author and writer, Mrs. Anne Fifield, and the bassets Piper and Finny not too long ago. Anne told me she is feverishly working on finishing the fifth book of her ‘Princess Caroline’s Adventures’ series. 

That might mean the tots will have a new book to read for Christmas; we will have to see how that plays out. But without further ado, here is a more recent interview with Anne all about her doggie series for children, first seen on Deb Carney’s Book Goodies site! It’s where readers and authors meet!  ~Cat Lyon

Interview with Author – Anne Fifield

By Book Goodies – October 2021


Author Anne Fifield


About Anne Fifield:
Anne Fifield is the creative visionary and best-selling children’s author of “The Princess Caroline’s Adventures” book series. Written for ages 7 to 12 and the young at heart, she is delighting kids worldwide. Her books are unique as she weaves in the elements of her rescued doggies, specifically basset hounds, into each of her stories and book covers.

Her first titled ‘The Princess’ Hand’ was released in August 2019, book two titled ‘Trip to Lake Ahrooo’ released in September 2020, book three followed in November 2020 with ‘The Hunt for the Jeweled Swords,’ and book four newly released in August 2021 titled ‘The Missing Knight.’ All are available on Amazon Books, Amazon Kindle, & many fine online book sites.


Anne is the youngest of three siblings and was born and raised outside Oklahoma City, OK. She met and married the love of her life, Tom, and they have been married for 24+years. Their kids are the four-legged variety who had adopted them over the years.

Anne’s career was also her passion. She was an ‘American Sign Language Interpreter’ for over 25-years and taught ASL at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. Since both were her passions, she says she felt like she never worked a day in her life.

In 2006, she became heavily involved in basset rescue, and co-founded another one in 2011.

Anne, now retired, decided to move on to her next passion, the love of writing. She and her husband have rescued and fostered basset hounds for 20-years, so as Anne shares, “It felt natural to write children’s books with bassets as the characters. Our hounds provide the comic antics and inspiration for all my books.

Thus, ‘Princess Caroline’s Adventures Series’ was born. All the characters in her books are named after actual rescue dogs. Their pictures are in the back of each book. A portion of her royalties are given to various rescues. So, read a great book, and help a dog in need at the same time.

Anne and her husband enjoy retired life and reside in the ‘Great State of Texas.’


A Couple of Cast Members In Anne’s Books
Meet Piper & Finny!


What inspires you to write?
Inspiration can come from anywhere. Keep your eyes and ears open, and be aware of your surroundings. You never know what might spark an idea for a story.

One day at the grocery store, I heard these two ladies chatting. One said something outrageous. It was sarcastic and full of humor. I loved it. When I arrived home, I wrote that line down and created an entire story from that one quote. And, of course, that line was in the book!

Now, my bassets are my inspiration. They’ll do something hilarious and I’ll think, “I must use that in the next book.”

What authors do you read when you aren’t writing?
I love mystery and suspense. I grew up reading Nancy Drew books and Agatha Christie. Now, I enjoy Patricia Cornwell and James Patterson.

Tell us about your writing process.
I’m definitely an outliner, plus my Type A personality keeps me focused and organized.

Once a story idea hits me, I’ll write a general outline in MS Word. I’ll list all the plot and story lines. I’m a visual learner. So, seeing it in black-and-white assists me to write it.

Once I see it on paper, I revise it to add the three acts. Then, I make sure the nine checkpoints for the basic story structure are there.

After I have the plot and story lines down. I work on character sketches. I continue developing the character arcs during the writing process. I make sure they have flaws to overcome. No one is perfect – not even a basset.

As I actually write the story, many times it takes me down a road I hadn’t thought of before. The same for my characters. Sometimes they take over and write their own stories.

For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Oh yes! I’ll say, “Caroline, what are you thinking? Why in the world are you doing that?” She’ll either answer me or stick her tongue out at me.

What advice would you give other writers?
Hone your craft. Take classes, webinars, and the like to learn and give you confidence. You’ll continue the educational process along the way.

Don’t be afraid to start writing, but realize writing is rewriting. Don’t be afraid of rewriting either. It’ll help to polish and smooth your prose. Even famous authors rewrite their stories numerous times before they’re ready to be published. Don’t be resistant or surprised by that.

How did you decide how to publish your books?
After conversing with my instructors and other authors, I decided to go the self-publishing route. Plus, the writing groups I’m with encouraged me to take that path, too.

I’m an Indie author. This means I have a professional team consisting of an editor, (she performs a developmental edit and later a line edit.) illustrator, formatter, and several beta readers and advanced readers. I’m thrilled I made that decision. I have total control over my books and the marketing of such.

What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Since it’s difficult for a new, unknown author to be picked-up by an agent or traditional publisher, I think the Indie publishing route will continue to grow.

What genres do you write?:
Middle grade children’s books, mystery and suspense.

What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print

Official Author Website
Anne Fifield Home Page Link

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Since Anne and Cat Have Become New Friends and Fellow Authors, I can tell you what Anne’s #1 Biggest Passion is Basset Hound Rescue and Helping Them Get Foster Care and Homes! Readers need to know a portion of her SALES go back to help rescue doggies, specifically Basset Hounds across her state of Texas.


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Anne At A Fundraiser


Cat Welcomes Anne Fifield to The Reading Den. Anne is The Author & Visionary Creator of “Princess Caroline’s Adventures,” a Series of Basset Hound Themed Children’s Books. . .


"Princess Caroline's Adventures." Book Collection For Ages 7 to 12
Books By Author Aunt Anne Fifield



Welcome friends, authors, writers, and new friends,

Cat has a special guest author and treat for everyone with meeting my new friend and fellow author Aunt Anne Fifield.

Why do kids from 7 to 12 and adults young of heart love Aunt Anne’s Children’s books? 

Everyone enjoys Anne’s book collection because she adds her passion and love of Basset Hounds within the pages of stories with vibrant and colorful book covers too! As you will learn, she has fostered and adopted rescued basset hounds for the last 20 years. 

Anne also has been writing since she was young, but now retired, she has come back to her love of writing and published four children’s books within her series thus far, and #5 is on the way! 

So who is this unique and interesting woman everyone calls her Aunt Anne? Let’s find out together, shall we?

Once you do? Parents, grandma’s and grandpapas, aunts, and uncles will want Anne’s books for all the kids in their house. ~Cat Lyon



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About The Author

Anne Fifield is the creative visionary and best-selling children’s author of “The Princess Caroline’s Adventures” book series. Written for ages 7 to 12 and the young at heart, she is delighting kids worldwide. Her books are unique as she weaves in the elements of her rescued doggies, specifically basset hounds, into each of her stories and book covers.

Her first titled ‘The Princess’ Hand’ was released in August 2019, book two titled ‘Trip to Lake Ahrooo’ released in September 2020, book three followed in November 2020 with ‘The Hunt for the Jeweled Swords,’ and book four newly released in August 2021 titled ‘The Missing Knight.’ All are available on Amazon Books, Amazon Kindle, & many fine online book sites.

Anne is the youngest of three siblings and was born and raised outside Oklahoma City, OK. She met and married the love of her life, Tom, and they have been married for 24+years. Their kids are the four-legged variety who had adopted them over the years.

Anne’s career was also her passion. She was an ‘American Sign Language Interpreter’ for over 25-years and taught ASL at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. Since both were her passions, she says she felt like she never worked a day in her life. In 2006, she became heavily involved in basset rescue and co-founded another one in 2011.

Anne, now retired, decided to move on to her next passion, the love of writing. She and her husband have rescued and fostered basset hounds for 20-years, so as Anne shares, “it felt natural to write children’s books with bassets as the characters. Our hounds provide the comic antics and inspiration for all my books. Thus, “Princess Caroline’s Adventures Series was born.” All the characters in her books are actual rescue dogs. Their pictures are on the back of each book.

Anne and her husband enjoy retired life and reside in the ‘Great State of Texas.’



MEET Piper and Finny! Aunt Anne’s Basset Doggies…




“Princess Caroline’s Adventures” Books 1-4 Now Available on Amazon Book, Amazon Kindle, and Read Free with Kindle Unlimited. Here is what readers are saying and some raving reviews!


Princess Caroline's Adventures
Four Book Kindle Collection on Kindle



ABOUT THE FOUR BOOK COLLECTION:

Princess Caroline’s Adventures (4 book series)Kindle Edition
by Anne Fifield (Author) , Pam Tanzey (Illustrator)

From Book 1:

“Little girls dream about their wedding day. They fantasize about the groom. They plan the wedding down to the very last detail. Princess Caroline is no exception. She has finally reached the age for courtship and marriage. She is over the moon about her wedding dreams coming true.

Then, she learns her father, King Archie Longear of Basset Hound Kingdom, has decreed an arranged marriage. Princess Caroline will have no say in the matter. She’s furious! Stubborn Princess Caroline decides to take matters into her own paws. She travels throughout the Kingdom to find a bachelor of her own choosing.

The mission is a bumpy journey filled with frightening adventures and self-discovery. Was King Archie right in his original decree, or was Princess Caroline correct in conducting her own search?”


From Book 4 a New Release:

Princess Caroline’s Adventures Book 4: The Missing Knight by Anne Fifield (Author)

Where will Princess Caroline’s adventure take her this time?

Caroline and the twins set out on a simple mission to return a misplaced journal to Knight Theo Howler. But tracking down Theo turns out to be more complicated than they thought!

Their journey takes them all the way to St. Bernard Kingdom, where everything from the furniture to the food is giant. The plot thickens when the trio discovers Theo is missing.

Unless Caroline can solve the mystery of the missing knight, she may not make it back to Basset Hound Kingdom!

Princess Caroline's Adventures Book 4: The Missing Knight


NEWS and a Few Reviews:

 Another mystery!
Reviewed in the United States on September 3, 2021
Verified Purchase ~ Book 4

“The Bassets are at it again and this book is as good as royal gold when it comes to an old fashioned medieval mystery. Except the characters are all dogs, mostly Basset hounds to be precise led by their fearless….most of the time…leader Princess Caroline. Even though these are middle school novels, I enjoy reading them as they tickle my funny bone imagining the situations the dogs find themselves in. Plus we are able to see the pictures of the real dogs after whom the characters are named. Look in the back of the book”…

 Princess Caroline is off for adventure again!
Reviewed in the United States on July 1, 2021
Verified Purchase ~ Book 2


“Princess Caroline and her friends, Daisy and Willow, make new friends and learn a few important lessons as they travel to relax and vacation at Lake Ahroo! As usual, we have stubborn behavior among the basset friends, a few disasters and, finally, some clear-headed decisions that help to save the day. The bassets also learn to accept a new friend, Chief the German Shepherd. The tale is delightful, full of twists, turns and surprises. Anne Fifield has another hit on her hands with book 2 in this series. Everyone will delight in this story”…

 Five bow wow good!
Reviewed in the United States on December 20, 2020.
Book 3 ~ Review


“Once again Princess Caroline gets herself and friends into trouble with her delightful stubbornness. Then she is smart enough to get them out of trouble – after a few close calls, of course! Well done, Anne.”


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I hope you enjoyed learning about Author Anne Fifield and her adorable basset hound doggie themed books for all your kid’s to read. Giving your children the gift of reading at a young age will help build their interest in reading all the way to adulthood and beyond! Cat sure is having a blast with helping Anne share her book series with kids around the world and I know parents will love giving them to their children too!

You may connect and follow Anne on social media and she welcomes emails from both kids and mom’s and dad’s alike.

Anne is open to invites for any and all Author Interviews with book reviewers, book bloggers as well.

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