Love Always Wags Its Tail Has A Pinterest Board!

"Love Always Wags Its Tail ebook cover"

This morning I started a board over on Pinterest for a behind-the-scene look at some of the places that I write about in Love Always Wags Its Tail.  I remember, my brother telling me that the only photograph that my book needed was a professional photograph for the cover of a dog that was going to be the universal symbol for all dogs; that if my writing was strong, it should stand on its own; finally, if I insisted on using photos throughout the book, they all needed to be taken by a … [Read more...]

Hello, American Brittany Spaniel Rescue. It’s Nice to Meet You.

If you're a part of the American Brittany Spaniel Rescue (ABR) organization,  welcome to Healing Rescue Dogs, the home base for my book, Love Always Wags Its Tail.  When I started writing,  I had no idea that I was going to donate a portion of the sales to a dog rescue group.  Like a lot of things that happened during the journey of "birthing" this book,  adding that extra layer of serving an adoption group came as the book neared completion.  There were a lot of rescue groups to choose from. … [Read more...]

Yes, ma’am. I Am An Author!

":Love Always Wags Its Tail"

Years ago, when I was taking poetry writing workshops, rubbing shoulders with poets and writers, other graduate students and wanna-be authors, one very wise woman explained to me that there is a confidence that settles itself like a warm blanket around the shoulders of someone who has just published that first book.  She might have left out the part about the "warm blanket" but she was spot on about the confidence.  It crackles like electricity, shoots from the soles of your feet to burst like … [Read more...]

Never Stop Chasing Your Dreams

"Three retired greyhounds running in back yard.

Somehow I missed the end-of-the-year blog post that all of my Blog Paws friends managed to get done - that year round looking back at all of the previous year's highlights with a nod to goals and dreams for the new year. It's not that I don't have my own highlights to list from 2012; it was finding the time to write them all down! I suppose the easiest way to sum up my lazer focused activity for 2012 is to link to this blog post and begin my looking back on the year 2012 there. I announced my … [Read more...]

Love Always Wags Its Tail – A New Adventure Begins

"Love Always Wags Its Tail book cover"

The past 8 days have been a whirlwind of activity for me starting on December 21st when I launched my first book. Love Always Wags Its Tail - The Dogs That Changed My Life went "live" on Amazon on Saturday, December 22nd, was featured as a Free Download as part of Amazon's KDP program on December 26/27 with over 300 downloads. That activity and however Amazon matches it, landed my book in the number one spot in its category on Amazon's best seller list in its Free Store for several days. This … [Read more...]