Recent University of West Georgia graduate Brittany Reid has published her first children’s book, Quack-a-Doodle-Doo: Do it Like Dave. Reid says it is the first in what will be a series of books focused on self worth, positive self-esteem and education. “The series will follow the story of Uni, a duck who thinks he is a chicken, but slowly learns to love and accept himself for being different from the brids around him,” said Reid.
Inspiration for the book came from Reid’s experience in one of her public relations courses. Reid worked hands on with children at a local recreation center in order to complete a semester project, and during that time she was intrigued by how the children viewed the world.
She also attributes her knowledge and excitement about writing to the creative exercises she completed regularly in her creative writing classes. “One of my classes stressed the importance of writing daily for 5-15 minutes to not only enhance one’s train of thought, but also to compile information that could be useful for future writing projects,” said Reid.
Reid’s future plans include publishing more books in various genres such as self-help, poetry, and biographies. Her biggest goal for her writing career is to publish a book that gives insight into what it is like for people with serious food allergies and asthma. “The truth is that on the surface, people do not realize how much high maintenance goes into making sure someone who has allergies or asthma does not have a severe reaction or wind up in the hospital,” said Reid.