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Name: Maureen Teresa SkaggsPen Name: Maureen Skaggs Genre: Fiction Born: 1987 in Joliet, IL Sites:
Illinois ConnectionI was born and raised in Joliet, and graduated from Columbia College Chicago. I wrote "The Tail of Gigi" while back in Joliet, and that's where I found out about Windy City Pubslishers, located in Rolling Meadows, who published the book. I now currently live in Chicago.
Biographical and Professional InformationMaureen Skaggs is an autistic author and illustrator who earned her BA in Traditional Film Animation and graduated with Honors from Columbia College Chicago. She learned Digital Imaging & Animation from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. When Maureen is illustrating she specializes in Disney, Warner Bros., and anime style.In her children’s fiction book, The Tail of Gigi, Skaggs wrote and illustrated a story a lonely and scared puppy living on the streets who gets a second chance at a happy life.
The Tail of Gigi, Windy City Publishers, 2012
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The Tail of Gigi
ISBN: 1935766341 Skyscraper Press. 2012 Gigi is a hungry and lonely little dog living on the streets until someone from a local animal shelter rescues her. At the shelter she has her own food, room, and toys while she waits for that special someone to take her home. She and the other shelter pets get their picture taken and posted online with a description of their personality type. A family sees Gigi’s page and decides to see her. One look and they know she’s the dog for them. They adopt her, and Gigi is now living in the home of her dreams.