Daisy In The News

The following news clips below are related to the first edition of Daisy's Reality Show Adventure which was published in 2013. In this updated version of the Rat Terrier's satirical story, released in late 2017, Daisy uses her bark to offer advice as America's Ultimate Comfort Dog. As a wise elder dog, she counsels the disillusioned and disheartened in these tumultuous times and helps them find ways to cope.

LA Magazine – Los Angeles Magazine

The 2013 Mother's Day in Hollywood Gift Bags

Distinctive Assets “Mother’s Day in Hollywood” Gift Bag Wowed This Year’s Famous New Mommies

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May 1, 2013
Word Press

2013 HollyWOOF A-List Doggie Gift Bags

August 9, 2013

Since 1999 Distinctive Assets has been providing some of Hollywood’s biggest stars innovative canine-related gifts for their pampered pooches. The 2013 gift bags included the e-book version of Daisy's Reality Show Adventure and associated note cards from The Daisy Collection.

Fifty-three lucky dogs (and one cat) received the goodie doggie bags.

Recipients include:

  • Oliver and Douglas Fairbanks Barrymore
  • Tinkerbell, Prada, Baby Bear, Marilyn, Peter pan, Harajuka, Dollar, and Annabelle Hilton
  • Thumblina, Bessie Moo, Tulip, and Tinkerbell Abdul
  • Julio César Chávez Lopez
  • Sid Osbourne
  • Bernard Higgins Kardashian
  • Bean, Floyd, Happy, and Mary Jane Cyrus
  • Isaboo Ray
  • Pom Pom and Larry Griffin
  • Izzy Graham
  • Penny Lively
  • Brennan, Buckley, and Tina Timberlake
  • Maui Tisdale
  • Rumi and Kai Swank
  • Coleman Hawkins Stonestreet
  • Wolf and Mabel de Rossi
  • Junior, Alfie, Coco, and Taco Milan

The Animal Life

Online Publication
August, 2013

Waterbury Republican-American

Published in The Sunday Republican edition, Waterbury, Connecticut
November 11, 2013

Local author Wallace pens satirical e-book

Local author/illustrator Carol Wallace has written an e-book titled "Daisy's Reality Show Adventure," a satire of popular culture as seen through the eyes of a country dog. Wallace describes the tale as a fun trip with Daisy, the rat terrier, as she pursues fame and fortune in a doggy tale world of show biz and reality TV.

Wallace, who lives on a mini-farm in northwestern Connecticut with her husband, Rick, has had dogs and cats in her life since she was a child. Her first whimsical paintings of dogs were created when her children were young--they got into her oil paints and decorated the walls in her home. The artist quickly changed to watercolor painting and had the kids paint along with her...many times the subject was King, the family dog. This penchant for doing whimsical paintings has re-emerged from time to time throughout the years, and is now an adjunct to her more serious gallery and commission art. Wallace has been listed in Who's Who in American Art since 2007. Wallace is also the founder and director of two preservation ventures that involve her writing and artwork, Preserve America and Gatekeepers of History. Her introduction to writing came when she needed copy for the note card and poster line associated with those two projects and decided to write her own copy instead of hiring other writers.

Dogs were chosen to be the characters in Wallace's book because there are so many different breeds with distinctive personalities which fit into her vision of creating this account about a rat terrier who becomes a super terrier.

The Litchfield Country Times

Published in LCT Magazine, Litchfield, Connecticut
Thursday, October 24, 2013

Carol Wallace’s Focus: Preservation Through Paint

An excerpt from the article:
A second exciting advancement in Mrs. Wallace’s career is that her first book, “Daisy’s Reality Show Adventure,” which she published as an E-Book in November 2012, will be made into a hard copy next year.

“I’m a night owl, so my husband would go to bed and I would be up watching reality shows,” Mrs. Wallace said in discussing the origin of her book. “I decided to write a book. I had two pages and foolishly I sent it out to publishing companies. An editor in L.A., who edits humor, got in touch and told me there’s nothing out there like this. If you’re interested, I’ll help you.”

It was a long and difficult process–one of the toughest parts being the creation of the artwork, which should come as a surprise for this seasoned artist. She had planned to ask other artists for help because illustration was not her strong suit, but she stuck with it, finishing the entire book in time for Christmas. The book was included in Mother’s Day Hollywood gift bags created by Distinctive Assets. The bags, with book inside, were given to Jessica Simpson, Snooki and Holly Madison to name a few. Now, “Daisy’s Reality Show Adventure” will be made into a physical book in time for Mother’s Day next year.

Read the entire artilce here.