Saturday, November 22, 2014

REDESIGNED WEBSITE: WWW.MAVISDUKEHINTON.COM

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:
Home
Books
About
Excerpt
D is for Dachshund
Sarge Interview
Writing Tips
Contact

I also have lots of cute doxie photos as well as some family photos.

Drop by!  http://www.MavisDukeHinton.com



Thursday, November 20, 2014

HAPPY NINTH BIRTHDAY, ALEXA!

Today is our granddaughter Alexa's 9th birthday, and it is impossible to believe how quickly the time has passed!

Happy birthday, sweetie!  We love you so much, and we'll see you later today and give you a BIG HUG AND KISS--oh, and your birthday presents, of course!

None of our family can imagine life without our curly-topped Shirley Temple, the drama queen (in a good way), singer, lover of life, sweetness, and comedian--all rolled up into one sweet girl!









Wednesday, November 19, 2014

A DACHSHUND'S TRIBUTE NOW AVAILABLE!

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:
http://www.amazon.com/Dachshunds-Tribute-Dachshund-Escapades-Book-ebook/dp/B00PTJNJZK/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1416401866&sr=1-1&keywords=a+dachshund%27s+tribute&pebp=1416401866183

Monday, November 17, 2014

AND . . . HERE'S . . . SHADOW!



Here's a photo of our doxie granddawg Shadow wearing his new hooded sweater.  Doesn't he look handsome?

Somehow (from his facial expression), I don't think he's all that thrilled to be wearing it, however.  Doxies have a way of letting us know what they think about something, don't they?

Dachshunds . . . you gotta love 'em.

Friday, November 14, 2014

CHRISTMAS "COUNTDOWN DEAL" BOOK DISCOUNT


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:


http://www.amazon.com/Dachshunds-Forever-Dachshund-Escapades-3/dp/1502739429/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1415977437&sr=8-1&keywords=dachshunds+forever

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

BELATED VETERANS DAY (SORRY!)

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.

Happy Belated Veterans Day!



Monday, November 10, 2014

DACHSHUNDS FOREVER Excerpt

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:
http://www.amazon.com/Dachshunds-Forever-Dachshund-Escapades-3/dp/1502739429/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1415647571&sr=8-1&keywords=dachshunds+forever

Also check out Books 1 and 2 as well.

Dachshunds . . . you gotta love 'em.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

PSSSSSSST!



"Pssssssst!  Have  you read THE DACHSHUND ESCAPADES books yet?  I hear they are written by Sarge the doxie.  We gotta read 'em, 'cause I don't know any other doxies who can do that."

Click on the BOOKS link at the top of this blog for more information about the books.  A DACHSHUND'S TRIBUTE will be released before Christmas.  Stay tuned!

Monday, November 3, 2014

CUTE DOXIE COSTUME



This cute doxie costume was one of many doggie costumes at our town's fall festival on Oct. 25.

There was a dog dressed as a crayon, another as a princess, and another as Spiderman.  But I thought this doxie was the cutest--especially with that wagging tail sticking out the back of those jeans!

Dachshunds--you gotta love 'em.

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