A book signing is scheduled for 4 to 4 p.m., July 28 at the Royal Oak Barnes and Noble for Julie Muszynski, the author and illustrator of books about Henley, the world-traveling dog.
Muszynski is a former Michigander who grew up in Huntington Woods and moved to New York City. She graduated from Parsons School of Design and worked for many years in the high-end fashion and home furnishing industries. She still spends quite a bit of time in the Metro Detroit area and actually, does a lot of research for her books at John King and The Royal Oak Flea Market.
Here's a sneak peak at her book:
Ms. Lulu Ziminksi, fashion maven extraordinaire, has found her match.
Henley, her black-and-white Japanese Chin, is equally, if not more, fabulous than she is and, together, the two embark on all sorts of cosmopolitan adventures
in the most glamorous city on earth.
"One morning, the elegant and very accessorized Ms. Lulu Ziminksi, fashion maven extraordinaire, world-famous for her flair, entered the Sweetie Pie Pet Shop..." and so begins the whimsical story of Henley, an adorable Japanese Chin, the most fashionable pup to have ever lived in New York City. While accompanying his equally dazzling and wildly sophisticated owner, Ms. Lulu, on all sorts of cosmopolitan adventures, Henley finds himself the center of attention no matter where he is. What begins as a fabulous whirlwind tour of all that glitters and glows quickly deteriorates into a lonely, heartless odyssey. Realizing that life just isn't the same without her, Henley says good- bye to the red carpet and returns home to Ms. Lulu--for if there's one truth Henley gleans from his adventures it's the wisdom of an old adage: "Money may buy a good dog, but it won't buy the wag of his tail."
This charming story is the dog-world equivalent of Eloise. A celebration of the heart, friendship, and loyalty, Henley is perfect for anyone who loves pets, fashion, or simply the companionship of a true friend, no matter what the pedigree. Featuring a mix of vintage and contemporary photography, illustrations, and a wealth of special features—this book has all the "pawprints" of a classic--cleverly combining fine art, history, and travel into the everyday life of this extraordinary little dog, Henley is irresistible to adults and children alike, art, fashion, and travel audiences, and, of course, those countless dog-lovers.
Julie Muszynski developed her flair for fashion and design during a decade-long career as a New York fashion stylist. Her clients include Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, and Saks Fifth Avenue. She also worked in the advertising department of Calvin Klein and in casting, wardrobe, and the art department for several television programs and movies. She is a graduate of the Parsons School of Design. She and her Japanese Chin, Ophelia, divide their time between a Manhattan apartment and a country home in Michigan.
Henley A New York Tail
Story and Artwork by Julie Muszynski Published by Glitterati Incorporated/Distributed by National Book Network Hardcover, $20 ISBN: 1-57687-253-X
Specifications: 9 x 11", hardcover, 56 pages with 75 four-color illustrations Special Features: three gatefolds, lift-the flaps, useable vintage postcard
Category: Children/New York/Dogs/Art www.henleywoofntails.com