The Keyboard Kitten Gets Oregonized

KKit2.coverChildren ages 5-12
Published: April 2014

Comma, whose writing talents rescue a struggling children’s author in Book One of The Keyboard Kitten series, explores Oregon in Book Two. She surfs in Newport, performs on stage in Ashland and rides a bucking bronco in the Pendleton Round-Up.

But amid these and other adventures, she meets a four-legged pest who keeps popping up to spoil her fun. Can the Keyboard Kitten keep her cool and finish the book she is writing?

Join a magical kitten as she discovers the wonder of Oregon — and the power of words.

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Author Bob Welch and illustrator Tom Penix are close friends who met while working at The Register-Guard newspaper in Eugene.

Welch, who recently left a 37-year newspaper career, is the author of 19 books. He serves as an adjunct professor of journalism at the University of Oregon and is founder/director of the Beachside Writers Workshop. He and his wife Sally, who live in Eugene, are grandparents to five grandchildren.

Penix is the assistant director of graphics/design at The Register-Guard. He has won numerous awards for his design work. Previously, he worked at the Los Angeles Times and created informational graphics for the Los Angeles Dodgers. He and his wife Elaine live in Junction City with their children.

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