The inspiration for Allyson’s book came from a series of funny texts that she had shared with her husband. He had made her laugh so hard that she typed “gigglesnort!” Her husband challenged her to create a character around the word, but Allyson took it one step further: she declared she’d write a whole book about it!
She also realized that she wanted to share with young readers a motivating narrative about the plague affecting everyone young and old: Bullying. Using her knowledge of psychology, she has created a setting that shows how teasing, intimidation, and oppression can come from any direction, and how much damage it causes to all in its path.
Gigglesnort is a pink dragon that lives in the realm of the Crimson Dragons. Because of his different color, he is teased by many other Crimson Dragons for being different looking. However, he learns of the strength of friendship through his bond with his family, his closest dragon peers, and other fantastical creatures. With these allies, he understands how to deal with his tormentor and nemesis, Brimstone.
Gigglesnort, the Pink Dragon is set to release in late 2019 by Pandahead Publications. An excerpt of the book can be read here.
All imagess courtesy of Allyson Brooks.