Local author releases children’s book, donates copy to libraryBy Emily Reed Published 5:16pm Wednesday, September 18, 2013
If you have ever worked with Clanton resident Ola Scott, chances are you might appear as a character in one of her children’s books.
“Each one of my characters is based on someone I have worked with,” Scott said. “You never know if you might appear in a book one day.”
After working on her book for more than three years, Scott had her first children’s book “The Adventures of Mindy Moo Cow on Smiling Face Farm,” published this year and donated a copy of the book Sept. 9 to the Chilton-Clanton Public Library.
The story follows a group of ducklings that disobey their mother by wandering off to play a game of hide-and-seek.
Scott said after the ducklings disappear, Sandra the snake tries to eat the ducklings who get help from nearby farm animals including Jeff the Jackrabbit, Cindy the Cat, Deb the Duck, Patsy the Pony, and Mindy Moo Cow.
Although the ducklings end up finding their way of escape from Sandra the snake, Scott added a creative ending to the book for Sandra’s character.
“I hope everyone will enjoy the story based on real-life characters,” Scott said. “I have always enjoyed writing and I have always loved kids so the story combines both of those.”
Scott’s husband, John, and daughter, Amber, illustrated the book that was published by Create Space.
Scott has plans to write several more children’s books in the future with more of her characters based an people she meets.
“I am working on a story about Alfonzo, a paranoid squirrel, that should be out by the end of this year,” Scott said.
Scott also donated “The Adventures of Mindy Moo Cow on Smiling Face Farm” to a teacher at Clanton Intermediate School and the book can be purchased on Amazon.com.