Author Laurren Darr becomes ‘Gold Medalist’ of the literary kind LaurrenDarrMaxwellMedallion

Left Paw Press and International Association of Pet Fashion Professionals is pleased to announce that, during an awards luncheon at Hotel Pennsylvania, Lipstick On A Pug was named the WINNER of the Maxwell Medallion Children’s Book of the Year 2015 by the Dog Writers Association of America.

Darr commented, “This was a tough category because the competition was so fierce. I was shocked and elated that Lipstick On A Pug was announced. This book was written from my heart based on my own life experience to show the bond between humans and animals through pet fashion and rescue. I’d like to thank the Dog Writers Association of America judges, my illustrator Florina Boldi, and my husband and son for being so supportive of me to create this book. This is one of the highest honors an author can receive.”

Lipstick On A Pug is a reflective true-to-life story written by Laurren about her first pug encounter of the adoring kind, revealing how close a human (Laurren) and a dog (Tuttie) can become the very best of friends through pet fashion and unconditional love.

Those wanting to be in the know on where the roots of Laurren’s passion for pet fashion and her ‘plumb pug craziness’ were planted will find out through this tale. Readers will enjoy this story about pet fashion and rescue before it became en vogue. Children and adults alike will appreciate this story of conquering the world when you put lipstick on a pug. It is illustrated by Florina Boldi.

Video of Laurren Darr accepting award:

About Laurren Darr
In the fall of 2013, Darr combined her twenty-plus years of marketing experience and lifelong love of pet fashionology to launch the International Association of Pet Fashion Professionals. In her career, she’s won over 40 marketing and advertising awards, been named a ‘Woman to Watch’ by Alliance for Women in Media, written the #1 best-selling book, “Pet Fashion Almanac,” and was a finalist for Pet Industry Woman of the Year in 2015. Her children’s book Lipstick On A Pug won the Maxwell Medallion Children’s Book of the Year 2015 from the Dog Writers Association of America. She appears regularly in media to comment on pet fashion. She’s a graduate of the Pet Product Design and Marketing program at FIT in NYC. Laurren’s busy Chicago-area home is filled with her husband, son, and her pug dog.