Grouchy Mouse & Werewolf Pilot
A lonely, grouchy mouse meets a lonely, aviator werewolf. What could go wrong – or right?
Exploring unexpected friendship between two unlikely characters, Grouchy Mouse & Werewolf Pilot is a 532-word picture book aimed at 4 to 7-year-olds.
Having moved to a new place and knowing no one, Grouchy can’t compete with unpacked boxes for her parents’ attention. She flees outdoors where things get progressively worse. A nearby plane crash jolts her out of her misery, but when Grouchy meets the pilot, she wonders if it’s better to be sad than scared. Is this hairy creature friend or foe – and should Grouchy Mouse even stick around to find out?
In terms of my background, I am half White European descent and half Palauan. I have a B.A. from Smith College and an M.S. from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. My professional freelance work for adults has appeared in Newsweek, Marie Claire, The Oregonian and The San Francisco Chronicle and online at Narratively and Club Mid. If you’d like to see these or other stories, they’re at angelauherbelau.contently.com.
Personally, I’m passionate about elevating women’s voices within the public arena. For six years while living in the UK, I volunteered for the Junior League of London, focusing on improving local communities and developing the potential of women. Now that I’m back home on the West Coast, I volunteer as the Board president of Emerge Oregon which trains Democratic women to run for office. If she were a person and not a mouse, I’d like to think that Grouchy herself would be a future candidate.