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About Papa Paws

Nicholas J. Nawroth is Papa Paws. He is a dog lover and artist. At age 9, he created his first comic book featuring his dog, Woody, and has been drawing ever since. He has never lost touch with his childlike wonder and love of dogs, which he shares in his stories. In his free time, he enjoys snuggling up on the couch with the family to watch movies.

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About Mama Paws

Ellen Kennedy is Mama Paws. A pet lover to her core, she has earned the nicknames “Poochie Mama” and “Mama Bear”. She embraces pets as members of the family and her job is to love and protect them. Home is her favorite place to be, and she is usually doing something creative with her family.

Yes, Papa and Mama Paws are real people and read every email. We would love to hear from you, even if it is just to say “Hi”, you will get a reply. If you are under the age of 13, please be sure to get a grown-up’s permission or assistance.


Media mentions

We are thrilled to have been mentioned by the following nice people. Some of them might have also given us an award! (ok, not yet, but we can dream, right?!?

Good Day Dayton Interview (July)

July 21, 2022

I had a great time being interviewed about The Everyday Adventures of Papa & Paws books on the local morning show, Good Day Dayton hosted by Tej Joshi. We talked about the origins of the series and my latest release, Smells Like Bath Time!

You can watch the entire segment on the Dayton 24/7 Now website.

Springboro Star Press & The Franklin Chronicle Interview

July 21, 2022

I’m so happy to have been interviewed by Zoe Bowman at the Springboro Star Press and The Franklin Chronicle. We talked about my inspiration for The Everyday Adventures of Papa & Paws and about Book 6: Bowwow Bedtime which came out on July 12. Local folks can pick up the paper at stores around town.

Reedsy Discovery Review of Bowwow Bedtime

July 12, 2022

The review of Bowwow Bedtime posted by Reedsy Discovery reviewer, Kameron B really made my week. He said it’s “Whether you’re team doggie or team kitty, your child will love Bowwow Bedtime by Papa Paws. It might just become their favorite bedtime story.” You can read the full review here.

Good Day Dayton Interview (May)

May 18, 2022

I had a great time being interviewed about The Everyday Adventures of Papa & Paws books on the local morning show, Good Day Dayton hosted by Tej Joshi. We talked about the origins of the series and my latest release, Smells Like Bath Time!

You can watch the entire segment on the Dayton 24/7 Now website.

Reedsy Discovery Review of Smells Like Bath Time!

April 12, 2022

I love the review of Smells Like Bath Time! posted by Reedsy Discovery reviewer, Kay B. She said it’s “An adorable, fun, and light-hearted story that young children will enjoy.” You can read the full review here.

Reedsy Discovery Review of Hole in the Fence

January 11, 2022

I love the review of Hole in the Fence posted by Reedsy Discovery reviewer, Kay B. She said, “Simply, easy to read, and fun story about telling the truth and working as a team.” I love how she noticed “Even when Papa is upset, it doesn’t feel like doom and gloom.”

Gimme 5 Author Interview on YouTube

January 10, 2022

Molly Paws and I were interviewed by the very nice Elizabeth O’Carroll from Gimme 5 Book Review & Author Interviews. We had such fun chatting with her about our family and upcoming book, The Everyday Adventures of Papa & Paws: The Hole in the Fence.

>>>You can watch the whole interview here: https://youtu.be/-fPo6cTJ-Sk<<

Interview on AwesomeGang.com

November 21, 2021

I have been featured on AwesomeGang.com with an author interview. You can read it here.

ALLi Inspirational Indie Author Interview

October 10, 2021

I was so pleased to be interviewed for ALLi’s Inspirational Indie Author interview by the very nice Howard Lovy. We chatted about my love of art and dogs and the origins of The Everyday Adventures of Papa & Paws as well as what’s in the works.

You can listen to all the Inspirational Indie Authors podcasts here:
https://www.allianceindependentauthors.org/inspirational-indie-authors/
or the entire family of ALLi podcasts:
https://selfpublishingadvice.org/podcast/

Reading Pioneers Read Aloud The Twins Take Over!

September 8, 2021

Reading Pioneers did a read-aloud of The Twins Take Over! on his YouTube channel. It was so much fun to hear the story come to life as we followed along. Andrew is a super cool dude. He is a teacher in South Korea and loves reading books for his students. He’s also working on his own stories and books, and is glad to be helping authors get their books read by others. 

Learn more at his website.

Myloh’s Adventures Missy & Elizabeth Review of The Twins Take Over!

August 21, 2021

I was so pleased about the lovely review of The Twins Take Over! by Missy & Elizabeth on their Myloh’s Adventures Gimme 5! You Tube channel. Among the nice things they had to say were they enjoyed the message of sharing and the importance of the family learning together. Molly really enjoyed seeing the videos of Yorkies that played throughout. Papa did too.

Papa Paws Interview in South Dayton Lifestyle

August, 2021

Papa was interviewed by Seth Pollock for South Dayton Lifestyle, a local magazine. I liked how they focused on the origins and inspirations for The Everyday Adventures of Papa & Paws.

Reedsy Discovery Review of Brave Little Gracie

June 15, 2021

I love the review of Brave Little Gracie posted by Reedsy Discovery reviewer, Kay B. She said, “Sweet, simply and heartwarming book about keeping a positive attitude through the story of a small and kind dog named Gracie.” and that warmed my and my wife’s hearts!

Reedsy Discovery Review of The Twins Take Over!

April 13, 2021

I love the review of The Twins Take Over! posted by Reedsy Discovery reviewer, Dakota Love. She said, “An adorable adventure about family bonding and learning how to be a good big sister.” and that made my week!

Emily Rose Books Book Club Feature

December 4, 2020

Papa Paws and The Everyday Adventures of Papa & Paws: Molly Waits Her Turn is featured on the Emily Rose Books Book Club today! Emily is a fellow indie author and dog lover who just published her first book this year too. It’s called Peach the Circus Pup and is available on Amazon. You can read the feature here.

Reedsy Discovery Review of Molly Waits Her Turn

June 8, 2020

I love the review of The Everyday Adventures of Papa & Paws: Molly Waits Her Turn posted by Reedsy Discovery reviewer, B.W. Harold. She said, “If you are a dog lover, The Everyday Adventures of Papa & Paws will warm your heart.” and that made my week!

Best Kids Picture Books About Dogs to Read Aloud

June 6, 2020

I am thrilled that The Everyday Adventures of Papa & Paws: Molly Waits Her Turn is featured on Ramona Morrow’s blog as one of the Best Kids Picture Books About Dogs to Read Aloud. We are in great company and honored to be included in this list. If you are looking for more reads that feature dogs, this is a good resource. You can check out the entire list here.

Update: October 30, 2020

You can now see a slideshow of the list on YouTube.