New middle grade novel “Fritz Goes to The Ritz” by Donna DellaCamera is released, the charming story of Fritz the dog learning to embrace differences, maintain hope, and dream big

New middle grade novel "Fritz Goes to The Ritz" by Donna DellaCamera is released, the charming story of Fritz the dog learning to embrace differences, maintain hope, and dream big

“Fritz Goes to The Ritz” by Donna DellaCamera has been released worldwide. This 80-page middle grade novel, which features illustrations by Kristina Lewis, has achieved Amazon Bestseller status as #1 New Release in “Pets,” #1 New Release in “Dogs,” #1 New Release in “Children’s Dog Books,” #4 Bestseller in “Pets,” and #8 Bestseller in “Children’s Dog Books.”

The story follows a Havachin dog named Fritz on his journey from living in a pet store to finding his forever home. Fritz is not purebred and looks a bit different than the other dogs, which makes it difficult for him to find acceptance. Taunting from other dogs only makes things worse.

Craving acceptance and a family to love, Fritz escapes from the pet store and begins a series of adventures that brings him all the way to New York City, and eventually the iconic Ritz-Carlton hotel! With the help of Mr. Briggs, Fritz meets friendly people in the big city, eventually finding his new mom, Dee Dee Divine!

Based on the real-life Fritz, the author’s dog of the same breed, the story shows the goodness of humanity, the joys of love and acceptance, and the power of perseverance, giving young readers a lovely tour of iconic New York landmarks in the process. The same qualities that Fritz is bullied for make him special – just like NYC – and the heartwarming outcome of his struggles shows that enduring hardships can lead to amazing things.

This tale of encouragement, friendship, and kindness is filled with relatable characters and precious moments, culminating in a powerful message of respecting differences, showing compassion, and weathering difficult times in search of a hopeful future.

Fritz Goes to The Ritz (ISBN: 9781958729649) can be purchased through retailers worldwide, including Barnes and Noble and Amazon. The hardcover retails for $21.95 and the ebook retails for $2.99. Wholesale orders are available through Ingram. Review copies and interviews are available upon request. The author can be contacted via email at

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From the back cover:

Follow Fritz on his fascinating journey from homelessness all the way to The Ritz!

Fritz is the Havachin pup that did not fit in.

While living in a pet store, Fritz is overlooked and always left behind. The visitors to the pet store along with Chuck the Chihuahua and Billy the Bichon relentlessly taunt Fritz. They tell Fritz that he is not purebred, and his fur is not all one color, so who would want to give him a home!

Fritz is desperate to be accepted and find what he wants most, a forever home.

As the story unfolds, Fritz encounters many adventures and some misadventures when he escapes to start his journey to The Ritz!

Along the way Fritz meets several memorable characters including Horatio Briggs, Eric, Marvin the Marine, Ernesto, and most notably, Dee Dee Divine.

While Fritz Goes to The Ritz is a fictional story, its creation was inspired by an adorable real life Havachin pup no one wanted to adopt.

About the author:

Donna DellaCamera was born with a passion and love for the arts, which has fueled many of Donna’s artistic endeavors. Donna’s mom, Margaret, also an artist, encouraged Donna’s creativity from an early age. Donna holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with honors from Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, Connecticut; she attended Sotheby’s Institute of Art in New York City. After college, Donna spent time working in New York City, the city she loves and the setting for “Fritz Goes to The Ritz.” Central Park is Donna’s happy place. Donna aspires to impress upon her readers of all ages theimportance of humility and giving back. Donna enjoys volunteering, galleries, theater, and equestrian sports. Moreover, what Donna enjoys most is being the proud pet mom to Fritz, the real life Havachin pup no one wanted. Donna and Fritz currently reside in Connecticut.

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