Abbotsford author releases children’s book

Kira: The Mysterious Disappearance is about a missing poodle.

Abbotsford author releases children's book

An Abbotsford woman has published a new children’s book called “Kira: The Mysterious Disappearance.”

The book by Imgard Schippmann, who uses the pen name AnaBella on some of the books, is about a six-year-old poodle named Kira who decides to visit the forest on her own. During her journey, she becomes lost, experiences new adventures and makes new friends.

This is Schippmann’s first book. She was inspired to write upon the encouragement of her two granddaughters, Isabella and Tatiana, whom loved to listen to her stories.

Her pen name is a combination of their two names.

Schippmann has been telling stories since she was a young child.

“When my friend Gisela became sick, I visited her and told stories right out of my head … The other children found that out and they came over to Gisela’s, so I told them stories, too,” she recalls.

Schippmann, born in Germany, is a former registered nurse who worked in the operating room of an ear, nose and throat specialty hospital.

“Kira: The Mysterious Disappearance” is available online through and