The Adventures of Bella & Ruby are based on the author's two adorable French Bulldogs. Deana Cook created her first book, Why is Ruby Barking? to open dialogue around anxiety for little ones. Ruby, like so many other dogs and children in this world, has episodes where she does not feel comfortable in her setting, and she tends to act out. Throughout her child-friendly story, Cook explores Ruby's anxiety and showcases ways to address it.
“Why is Ruby Barking?”
Bella and Ruby are two French Bulldog sisters that are not the same at all. Bella is a social butterfly, but other dogs make Ruby nervous.
Follow along on this journey through feelings of anxiety and comfort.
Written by Deana Cook, a Nurse Practitioner with over 20 years of healthcare experience.
Illustrated by the wonderfully talented Ed Rosas.
I belong to Bella & Ruby
I am Deana Cook MSN, ANP-BC. I, along with my partner Paige, belong to Bella and Ruby. We live and love in Franklin, Tennessee.
My healthcare journey started in high school volunteering as a candy striper at the hospital where my father was a radiologist. After nursing school, I worked in an Internal Medicine practice for several years before returning to school to get my Masters Degree in nursing and becoming a board-certified Nurse Practitioner. I worked in oncology for 12 years and have since changed my focus to health promotion and disease prevention.
The mission of The Adventures of Bella & Ruby Series is to spark joy while also teaching valuable life lessons to children and their caretakers.
Each book will include beautiful and engaging illustrations coupled with applicable and easy-to-understand lessons for caretakers to discuss with the children in their life.
The vision of The Adventures of Bella & Ruby Series is to help our readers feel connected to the stars of this series while also seeing a bit of themselves in each story.
Mother of 3 Kids, Tampa
Dr. Jaysree Roberts
Clinical Child Psychologist
Get JelliFit, Franklin TN