As a writer, some of my favorite reviews are when readers say they literally laughed out loud at one of the scenes in my books. For example, a number of readers have commented on the scene in my first novel Chez Stinky where the main character, Kat struggles to get her cat into a kitty […]
My Alpine Grove novels explore the relationships people have with each other, but also the relationships people have with their pets. Throughout the series, people acquire dogs and cats for various reasons. In my first book, Chez Stinky, Kat inherits dogs and cats with a house. In the second book, Fuzzy Logic, Jan adopts her mother’s […]
In reviews, many readers comment that the animals in my books are characters along with the human ones. Although I don’t make the animals in my books “talk” because I loathe that concept in other books, I do make the animals behave in significantly different ways. Anyone who as ever owned a dog or a […]
Because my Alpine Grove romantic comedy novels feature animals, particularly dogs, the editor of the Small Publishers Artists and Writers Network (SPAWN) newsletter, Sandy Murphy, asked me to write about the topic recently. Because her questions were great, I suggested we do a Q&A. So here are my answers to her questions. Are the dogs […]
The second book of my Alpine Grove series, Fuzzy Logic, includes a scene of dog washing gone horribly wrong. I’m happy to report that I have never ended up standing in the back yard naked looking for a soapy dog. But I have had many adventures in dog washing. One thing I’ve noticed is that […]
(Or Why the Yappy Hour Should Come Before the Fur Ball) When you run a non-profit animal rescue group, you can’t do it all alone. But time and time again people try. A few months ago, I was talking to a woman who runs a small dog rescue group in California. With only two or […]
We just returned from a 1,400 mile round trip to the Blog Paws conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. It was a 2-day drive from Sandpoint (each way), and we took our dogs Fiona and Kaylee, aka The Fuzzy White Dogs, along with us. Here’s what I learned on our whirlwind trip. 25. The prettiest […]
It looks like a sheep exploded in our living room.
The Dog Whisperer shows what happens when you aren’t the leader of your pack.
It’s a bummer to be a heat-worshipping cat in deepest Idaho