We’ve had our share of dogs over the years, as well as cats, hamsters, and goldfish. Currently we are petless, but I have a number of books that feature dogs. Since today is National Dog Photography Day, I thought I’d share some of those stories.
In A MATCH TO CALL OURS the heroine, Brittany Gorman, has always loved dogs, but she was never able to have one because her mother was allergic to dogs. In the story the hero, Parker Watson, buys her a dog for her birthday, a black and tan coonhound. In doing so, he has to confront his past.
A FAMILY TO CALL OURS features a mix-breed rescue puppy that the hero, Caleb Fitzpatrick, takes into his home so the little girl next door can share the pup with him.
Then there is the book that is filled with dogs, HOMETOWN HERO, the fifth book in my Kellersburg series. There are a baker’s dozen dogs in this story, twelve that are given away, plus the one that the hero gives the heroine at the end of the story.
Finally, I have a novella series, HAPPINESS IN HALLBURG, in which a child and a dog serve as matchmakers for some reluctant couples. I’m currently working on the fourth book in the series, PUPPY LOVE and CHRISTMAS JOY, which will be out in late fall. Notice the resemblance between the dog on the book cover and my granddog, Bella, who is featured in the title photo. When my cover designer sent me the preview of the cover, I was struck by the resemblance.
If you enjoy reading about Christmas, puppies and love, I hope you’ll look for all the books in the series.
To celebrate the day, I’ll share a photo of our last dog, Pepper. He was a pound puppy. He lived to be almost 18. I never dreamed that when we rescued that dog from the pound that he would be with us after our kids left home. He gave us lots of joy and lots of aggravation through the years. He took us on many walks and ate the food that dropped on the floor. He deemed himself the family protector, but he wasn’t above eating my husband’s supper when we were called away from the table one evening. To say my husband wasn’t a happy camper would be an understatement. Here is Pepper in his younger days before his muzzle turned gray.
I’d love for you to share a photo of your dog, if you have one. Since you can’t post a photo here, please share with me on Facebook at this link. https://www.facebook.com/merrillee.whren
What do you like or dislike about having a dog in a book?