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Kelowna couple launching new kids’ book this week

A local author and illustrator are preparing to launch a new kids’ book this week.

Snazzy Cat Capers will be the first in a series of three kids’ books written and illustrated by husband and wife.

<who>Photo Credit: Contributed

The book is certainly a labour of love for Deanna Kent, the writer, and Neil Hooson, the illustrator, and it's receiving rave reviews.

“Snazzy Cat Capers is fabulous, funny and fin-tastic fun with illustrations that pounce off the page,” says NY Times Bestseller Mo O'Hara, while Kirkus Reviews calls the main character "the pussycat love child of James Bond and Zsa Zsa Gabor, and who can’t love that?”

That main character is named Ophelia von Hairball V, whose adventures alongside her sidekick, Oscar Fishgerald Gold, are chronicled in the book.

<who>Photo Credit: Nick Clements

Kent and Hooson will launch it with a free event, open to the public, on Friday from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Innovation Centre.

Mosaic Books will be on site selling the book, which the couple will be able to sign on site.

Friday’s event will also include an exhibit of original art, sketches, storylines and other items that highlight the books creative journey, from conception to publication.

<who>Photo Credit: Nick Clements

There will also be select works available for bid in a silent auction, with those proceeds going towards the Kelowna Women’s Shelter.

If you can’t make it on Friday, don’t fret, the process display is already up at the Innovation Centre and will stay on display until the end of the month.

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