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Battle of the Butts

Did you know manatees swim using farts? Or that herrings communicate by passing gas?

Butts are used for breathing, eating, swimming, talking, and even killing in the animal kingdom. Focusing on ten different animals and their derrières, and offering fun facts about their origin, habitat, and “posterior power,” this hilarious book captures the wonder of our ecosystem. Which animal has the coolest butt power? That’s up to you to decide!

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Seeking Adorable Pet Posteriors!

BATTLE OF THE BUTTS releases on September 28th, and I’m celebrating with a parade of pet posteriors counting down to the big day.

If you’d like your pet’s posterior featured in one of the countdown graphics (like the ones below), then fill out this form or post a picture of your pet’s posterior on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtags #BattleOfTheButts and #PetPosterior.

I look forward to seeing your dog derrières, cat cabooses, bird bums, rabbit rumps, hamster heinies, fish fannies, turtle tushies, and any other adorable pet posteriors!

And follow my social media accounts for a daily dose of cutie patootie animal booties!

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Battle of the Brains

Coming Fall of 2022!

 

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Author and Filmmaker

Jocelyn Rish

Jocelyn Rish is a writer and filmmaker who loves exploring the magic of stories in all their formats. Her short stories have been published in Highlights for Children and The Post & Courier, and she previously wrote for the MTV News website. Her debut book will be published in the fall of 2021 by Running Press Kids, an imprint of Hachette. It’s a nonfiction picture book called Battle of the Butts, about ten animals that do weird things with their butts.

Jocelyn has won awards for her short stories, screenplays, short films, and novels, including the 2020 Book Pipeline YA Unpublished Contest, 2013 SCBWI WIP Grant for Contemporary Novel for Young People, 2009 Highlights Fiction contest, and two different grants to turn her short stories into short films: Saying Goodbye and High Heels & Hoodoo. She and her brother also won a grant to create a feature-length horror anthology called Grave Intentions, which just secured distribution

When Jocelyn’s not writing or doom scrolling social media, she tutors elementary school kids struggling to read through Reading Partners. Jocelyn lives outside of Charleston, SC, with her dogs.

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My Movies

Saying Goodbye movie poster

Saying Goodbye

A cat with the ability to predict death and a spunky fellow resident inspire a woman who’s lost everything to enjoy living again.

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High Heels & Hoodoo movie poster

High Heels & Hoodoo

A greedy party girl who is so determined to get what she wants that she employs the dangerous magic of a Gullah root doctor to help her cross over into the spirit world for one last conversation with her grandmother.

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Grave Intentions

Grave Intentions

In this anthology of chills, thrills, and kills, a practitioner of the magical arts teaches the basics of her craft. The most important lesson? You must be mindful of your intention.

Coming soon – follow for updates!

My Blog

FINALLY!!!

FINALLY!!!

Oops, it’s been another year since my last blog post. And once again I’m revisiting my neglected blog to share super exciting news … I HAVE A BOOK DEAL!!! I've been waiting to write this post for a very long time. If you read my I Have An Agent post from last year,...

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I HAVE AN AGENT!!!

I HAVE AN AGENT!!!

I haven’t posted in a long time. A really long time. Over 14 months – yikes! But how wonderful that I’m revisiting my neglected blog and kicking off 2019 by writing the post I’ve been dying to write since before I even had a blog ... … the I HAVE AN AGENT post!!!...

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Tweet Tales Tuesday Week 262

Tweet Tales Tuesday Week 262

It’s been a whirlwind week! On Wednesday, I was the director of CAMP. Say what? It’s fall, kids are in school not at camp! Well, I’m talking about Kathleen Fox’s fabulous Creative Arts of Mount Pleasant, which offers all kinds of classes for kids and adults. Kathleen...

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