I've recently redesigned and updated my personal website, so you are invited to "take a gander" at it (as we say in the South). I share about myself as well as how I came to write THE DACHSHUND ESCAPADES books: These are the pages on my site:
D is for Dachshund
I also have lots of cute doxie photos as well as some family photos.
A DACHSHUND'S TRIBUTE, Book 4 of THE DACHSHUND ESCAPADES, is now available for
pre-order in the Kindle Store on www.amazon.com! It's just in time for Christmas!
Don't have a Kindle? No problem: get the free Kindle app on Amazon to read Kindle books on your tablet, smart phone, or computer.
What is this book about? “Christmas just isn’t Christmas without family. When Papa got sick and ended up in the hospital, I was so worried that something would happen to him. I decided right then that I would never take my family for granted again.”
Sarge the doxie is at it again: charming his readers with endearing stories about his zany family of humans and animals. Surprises as well as wistful moments also come to light in this fourth book of THE DACHSHUND ESCAPADES. Delicious Southern food, described in precise detail, is practically a cherished family member! So prevalent in his stories, food is lovingly represented by Sarge throughout his tale. Sarge also relates another humorous fishing story involving Papa and Sellars, begging the question: do they actually catch fish this time? For the church Halloween/fall festival (or Howl-o-wiener, according to Sarge), he wears a costume, too—just like Mama, Daddy, and his human siblings. Readers will smile over the costume contest and its hilarious contestants. The Christmas holidays bring all his family together, including Papa and Sellars, human counterparts of “chow hounds.” Daddy reads the Christmas story from the Bible, the family shares a fabulous feast, and Papa tells more funny stories. The children’s joy, the giving of gifts, and togetherness—all bring Sarge to the realization that things don’t last forever, thus turning him into quite a perceptive doxie philosopher. A DACHSHUND'S TRIBUTE is, after all, Sarge’s heartfelt revelation to the world: that dachshunds truly love and appreciate the companionship of humans—however strangely they behave at times!
Another heartwarming tale of family, joy, good food, and unconditional love, Sarge’s story will bring warmth and smiles to readers of all ages.
Here's the link to the book:
CHRISTMAS "COUNTDOWN DEAL" DISCOUNT WHAT IS IT? A three-day PRICE DISCOUNT for my latest dachshund book, DACHSHUNDS FOREVER (Kindle version)! **The perfect Christmas gift for dog lovers** WHEN? Mon., Nov. 17: $0.99 all day! Tue., Nov. 18: $1.99 all day! Wed., Nov. 19: $2.99 all day! Thur., Nov. 20: $3.99 (will revert to regular price)
WHERE? www.amazon.com - click on the link below for details about this book:
I've been so busy trying to complete A DACHSHUND'S TRIBUTE and getting the word out about DACHSHUNDS FOREVER that I neglected to wish everyone a Happy Veterans Day yesterday.
I especially wanted to spotlight my two favorite veterans: my husband Clark and my late dad, Sgt. Robert Duke. Both served in the Army; Clark served in Vietnam, and Dad served in WWII-- Guadalcanal and the Philippines.
This excerpt of Book 3, THE DACHSHUND ESCAPADES, is now available! Click on the DACHSHUNDS FOREVER Excerpt at the top of this blog. In it, Sarge the doxie mentors his protege Duke on how a proud, full-blooded dachshund is supposed to act. Gain insight into the mind of a dachshund!
If you are interested in getting a copy for Christmas, here's the Amazon link: