You have been invited to read the advance reader copy of Dear Diary, It’s Me, Stella written by Krista Keough and illustrated by Gina Stavrou.

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About the Book

Dear Diary, It’s Me, Stella follows the captivating journey of a courageous dog in search of a place to call home.

Through moments of despair and dreams of a better life, Stella’s heartfelt diary entries reflect her fears, hopes, and unbreakable spirit. Whimsical illustrations bring her words to life with only the colours that dogs can see.

A compelling and compassionate story, readers will be eager to uncover the destiny that awaits Stella in a world where dreams can come true.

About the Author

Krista Keough is a dynamic and versatile contributor to Atlantic Canada’s creative industries. Over the past 20 years, she has woven her expertise through various roles as a writer in business, the arts, and education. She lives in Canada with her two dogs, Apollo and Stella. Read more of her writing at

About the Illustrator

Gina Stavrou, aka mindofbean, is a queer British illustrator based in the United States. Her work uses vibrant colour combinations and intricate details to portray magical worlds with whimsical characters. See more of her creations at