Puppy Tales

Local authors bring the mis-adventures of one special pup to life.

Puppa-na-wuppana is a beagle with a long name and a magical nose, and now the hero of two children’s books with stories of all of the trouble he manages to find. Local author Cindy Koebele was inspired by the real-life Puppa-na-wuppana, her own dog, when her beagle’s mischievous adventures got her thinking, “You know, this would be a really great book. We need to write a book,” she says. Koebele approached her co-worker Lori Weaver, and the two soon had a picture book and a chapter book self-published through Koebele-Weaver Enterprises. Both books are available at national retailers, including Target and Barnes & Noble, and at the Puppa Books website.