January 22, 2020, 2020 ~ Vol. 90 No. 3
Local resident writes first book
Crowsnest Pass Herald Front Page
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Local resident Billie-Jo Legroulx completed her first book recently titled Bettie and Lulu.
David Selles
Pass Herald Reporter
Local resident Billie-Jo Legroulx has written her first book.

The idea for her children’s book titled Bettie and Lulu came to here while travelling with her family.

“Three years ago my husband and I took six months off work and travelled in our motorhome with our two little kids. Our kids were two and four at the time and we just decided to take a leave from our job and travel the western states in our motorhome. While we were on our trip we hiked pretty much daily. To keep our kids content we would tell our kids stories while we were hiking. The book I wrote happened to be one of the stories I told the kids while we were on the trip.”
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Legroulx says it didn’t take long for her to write the story down later that day.

“When I got back that night I couldn't get it out of my head and I just started writing and within an hour it was written. I read it to my husband who thought it was really good and he has been encouraging me the last three years to make it into a book.”

The book is about a small kitten with a huge heart that takes a chance on a new friend.

The process for making the book started picking up earlier this year.

“In June I found a publisher I liked and an illustrator that I liked and made it happen. It took around six months of emails and chats and now it's finally a book.”
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As for if Legroulx has plans to create more books in the future, she says yes.

“I do. The amount of people that have asked me if there will be a second one has been awesome so I definitely plan to write more.”

Legroulx says her future books will focus on the same characters and feature more adventures the characters embark on.

Anyone interested in finding a copy of Legroulx’s book can do so on amazon by searching the book title.
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January 22, 2020, 2020 ~ Vol. 90 No. 3
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