Saturday was the official launch of A Dog's Way Home, hosted by The King's English Bookshop in Salt Lake City! Rachel (both of them) and Anne did a wonderful job setting everything up and making me and all the shelties feel welcome. First of all was this amazing cake! Yes, that's actually icing that makes up the cover of the book. Despite my reservations, no one had trouble eating Tam's head :) My friend, Susan Hamada and her rescued sheltie, Chloe, introduced me to the standing-room-only crowd, and Barbara and Jim from Sheltie Rescue of Utah brought two of their sweet shelties looking for forever homes. I talked a bit about what inspired me to write A Dog's Way Home and the trials and tribulations along the way. And then I dove in and read from the book. I did see one or two people out of the corner of my eye wiping away a tear. And then came the signing! Folks were lined up throughout the store. It was gratifying! I got to see old friends and make new ones!
I finally got to meet Shanna and her amazing service dog, Holly who I posted about earlier on my blog. They are both so inspiring! And check out those T-shirts on Barbara and Jim!
Thanks so much to everyone who came out and made the launch of A Dog's Way Home a tail-waggin' success!
I'm the author of The Dogs of Winter (Arthur A. Levine Books), A Dog's Way Home (Katherine Tegen Books) and The Ring (WestSide). I'm a long-time book lover, and a passionate dog person. I live in the high country of the Utah mountains with my husband, three dogs, and two cats. Life is sweeeet!