News + Events

January 2016
Doley sat proudly in the window of Seattle’s Elliott Bay Books
Doley sat proudly in the window of Seattle’s Elliott Bay Books during the month of January. An honor to be in the front window of this iconic bookstore! More…

December 2015
New Doley Book Release!
Doley the Guatemalan Street Dog: The Caravan of Colors
Join Doley on her latest adventure when the Caravan of Colors comes to town! Doley explores the world around her through the sense of sight.  Featuring breathtaking illustrations by Marcio Diaz. More…

December 2015
Marcio Diaz Reviewed in The Seattle Times
Artist Marcio Diaz received a glowing review by Michael Upchurch in The Seattle Times for his recent exhibit at ArtXchange. More…

December 2015
The Traveler & BOSIA Event
Thank you to everyone who participated in making this event a success! The Caravan of Colors was released at this event and artist Marcio Diaz was present to answer questions and share his artistic process. The Traveler has a long standing tradition of generously donating 5% of sales during the month of December to the Bainbridge Ometepe Sister Island Association. This year, they raised $3900 for BOSIA! It was a gift to be a part of raising money for this fantastic organization. To date, 20 Doley books and accompanying bilingual Reading Guides have been distributed to schools and libraries in Ometepe. More…

November 2015
Doley featured on What’s Up Bainbridge Podcast
Barbara Tolliver, owner of The Traveler gives a delightful interview on What’s Up Bainbridge. More…

November 2015
Benefit Event at The Traveler on Bainbridge Island, Washington
The excitement is building as we prepare for this fun event on Saturday, December 5! The Traveler, on Bainbridge Island, invited author, Jill Brazier, to help kick off the grand opening of their new expanded location – including a children’s section featuring books, games, and travel accessories for kids. This event will feature a debut reading of the next book, The Caravan of Colors! Special edition proof copies of the book will be for sale, along with original paintings and select prints. More…

October 2015
The Caravan of Colors

The next book in the Doley series is nearly complete! In this adventure, the Caravan of Colors comes to San Marcos and Doley is captivated! More…

September 2015
Make Room for Doley in Forks, WA
Home of the Twighlight series, Forks, Washington welcomed Doley into their town library. Good thing Doley isn’t afraid of vampires or werewolves. More…

August 2015
Introducing Bella
Author Jill Brazier invites a new dog into her life….Bella! This sweet pup arrived from an overcrowded, high-kill shelter in California. Initially Bella was going to be a foster, but it soon became clear that she was meant to be a part of the family forever. More…

July 2015
El Tecolote Bookstore in Todos Santos, Mexico
25 signed Doley books were sent off to El Tecolote, a lovely bookstore in Todos Santos. Bookstore owner, Kate Lewis, sells books AND rescues street dogs. Thank you Kate for continuing to make room for Doley on your shelves for the past couple of years. Looking forward to visiting soon with the next book in the Doley series: The Caravan of Colors.  We are proud supporters of Kate and El Tecolote. Gracias Kate for supporting Doley! More…

Eve Panzer adds Doley to her list
Eve Panzer, the Barefoot Librarian, is an experienced school librarian for kindergarten through eighth grade schools with a passion for working with educators in their selection of the best of children’s literature. More…

June 2015
Latinos in Kid Lit Guest Blog
Read how “Jill’s Life with a Guatemalan Street Dog Became a Children’s Book.” Latino’s in Kid Lit is dedicated to engaging work about, for, and/or by Latinos, promoting literacy and the love of books within the Latino community, encouraging interest in Latino children’s literature, and sharing useful perspectives and resources for writers, authors, illustrators, librarians, parents, teachers, scholars, and other stakeholders in literacy and publishing. More…

May 2015
Small World Books in Venice, California
Author Jill Brazier visits Small World Books in Los Angeles, on the historic Venice Beach Boardwalk. Small World Books is a wonderful independent bookstore and purveyor of literature dedicated to the principle that “the book you want is the book you should have”. Thank you to Small World for supporting Doley! More…

April 2015
Read with Doley Bilingual Reading Guide
Now parents, teachers, and tutors can download the companion guide for FREE! This bilingual reading guide is a marvelous educational tool. Parents, teachers, and tutors can use the 134 bilingual questions and answers presented in the guide to engage students in conversation and language learning. More…

March 2015
Color Our World Event in Tualatin, Oregon
Bridgeport Elementary School invited author, Jill Brazier, to participate in their annual Color Our World Event!  Jill enjoyed teaching writing workshops to K-5th grade students as a part of this fantastic event celebrating art and color – a perfect venue for Doley! More…

January 2015
 Doley Book II: The Caravan of Colors
When it comes to creating a Doley book, collaborating with artist Marcio Diaz, is one of the most exciting and rewarding parts of the process.  Marcio brings the story to life with his rich, colorful paintings.  More…

December 2014
Doley Books Donated to Schools in Nicaragua
The Bainbridge Ometepe Sister Islands Association (BOSIA) purchased 30 Doley books to be donated to schools in Ometepe, Nicaragua. More…

November 2014
Doley Visits Bridgeport Elementary School in Tualatin, Oregon
Doley and author, Jill Brazier, enjoyed a special day at Bridgeport Elementary School presenting Doley and the inspiration for the series to nineteen different classes from K-5th grade, in both Spanish and English. More…

September 2014
Doley Plush Arrives
The prototype for the Doley plush is complete!  There is only one Doley plush toy in the world for now, but someday, this adorable prototype will be used to manufacture many more sweet Doley stuffies for kids to cuddle with while they read the book. More…

June 2014
Ashland Oregon’s Tree House Books

Doley sits happily on the shelf at Tree House Books in Ashland, Oregon. This independent bookstore provides a creative, imaginative space for children to explore and discover. More…

May 2014
5,000 Doley Books Printed ~ 2nd Edition
Doley is looking better than ever thanks Marcio Diaz’s beautiful artwork and superior quality printing by Image Pressworks. In May 2014, 5,000 Doley books were ready for pick up at Image Pressworks’ top of the line facility in Portland, Oregon. More… 

January 2014
El Tecolote Bookstore in Todos Santos, Baja
Doley, my best friend and traveling companion, passed away a few years ago. These days, I get a kick out of traveling with Doley in a new way: filling my suitcase with Doley books and traveling to different towns, cities, and countries to share this delightful book! Our recent trip to El Tecolote Bookstore in Todos Santos, located on the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula, is particularly memorable. More…

December 2013
Doley Books Donated to Children in Guatemala
Thanks to the generosity of travelers on a recent trip to Guatemala with Corazon Scarves, 21 Doley books were donated to children and community centers in Guatemala. Thank you for making room in your suitcases for Doley! More…

November 2012
Doley Visits Beacon Hill International School
Author, Jill Brazier, presented Doley to four of the school’s bilingual elementary school classes in their colorful library. The students had lots of questions – particularly about what it was like to live in a tree-house! A copy of Doley was donated to this wonderful school, for kids to enjoy for years to come. More…

November 2012
Interview on KUOW’s Weekday
Listen below to Jill Brazier’s interview with Producer, Katy Sewall, on 94.9 KUOW’s show Weekday. More…

May 2012
Book Launch

Watch Jill read from Doley at the official book launch, May 2012. More…

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