World of Recognition!

I am very honoured to have been chosen!! 🐾❣️

Today was an exciting day, finding out that my book was chosen as a winner in the Firebird awards!!

This is so amazing to have our World out there for others to appreciate and to hopefully be shared by so many more young readers!

I am so pleased to be able to now call myself an award winning author! What a great feeling and honour once again!

Thank you Speak Up Radio for this honour and recognition!


January 2021 – Speak Up Talk Radio announced the winners of 2020’s fourth quarter FIREBIRD BOOK AWARDS contest. Seventy-two winners were announced in 87 categories. One of the winning entries was from Ottawa, Canada, author Christine Monteith-Dunlop whose book titled The World of Bugsy & Taz won in the Children’s Non-FictionAuthors and publishers from around the world submitted their work to the Firebird Book Awards.

A panel of 12 judges within the writing and publishing space then read every book and independently scored each entry according to a set of standardized criteria that evaluates the quality of the writing as well as production aspects. Only entries with the highest of scores are awarded the coveted Firebird.Patricia J. Rullo, founder of the Firebird Book Awards, says, “The quality of the entries were stunning and speak to the talent out there that needs a marketing voice. At Speak Up Talk Radio, our mission is to offer radio interviews and podcasting services to help authors expand their reach. In addition to additional prizes, our winners have the opportunity to be interviewed and aired on radio stations, iHeart Radio, Pandora, as well as 50 additional online venues, giving them new ways to speak up and share their work.

Happy New Year 2021

Here’s to a healthy and happy one!!

From Bugsy, Taz & myself may your new year be a brighter one, a healthier one and a very happy one!! 🎉💖🐾

New World beginnings

🐾 Welcome home Taz! 🐾

Happy homecoming day!!! Four years ago we made a decision to add more love to our home! We found this little bundle of fur joy on a Kijiji ad and was drawn to his beautiful furry face!

He was being sold to prevent him from remaining in a volatile situation and needed a loving and caring home! When we went to see him we fell in love with him right away and immediately took him home, no matter the price!

Ever since then we have had the joy of his amazing personality and demeanor and wouldn’t trade him for anything!

What a remarkable puppy he was and who would have known back then that he would become the one of the little stars & one half of The World of Bugsy & Taz!!

All grown up and truly loved! 🥰🐾

It’s a small World during the holidays! 💖🎁🎄🐾

🐾💖 My little unit 💖🐾

This little unit has kept me sane during the pandemic insanity!

With the addition of my youngest son my bubble is extremely small. It will be this way for Xmas as well, and any family who have ANY sense will do the same over the holidays so that ALL families can reunite sooner rather than later!

Let’s make the red zones green again!!! Please celebrate wisely!