Two years ago, when I joined the Arcadia Valley Romance project, I started my contribution with a novella called Sheltered Hearts. It introduced former major league baseball player Alex Quintana, recently dumped Patricia Aiken, a warmhearted Mexican restaurant named El Corazon, a snowstorm… and a goldendoodle, Bear. Patricia had rescued the dog from her not-so-nice ex, and he became a mischievous, joyful presence throughout the novella. You can download it for free!
At the time, I was the proud owner of a senior Maltese mix, and it didn’t occur to me that my life as a dog owner would ever change. But Porter developed health problems and crossed the rainbow bridge back in March of this year… in fact, I blogged about it here.
I grieved, and walked dogs at the local animal shelter, and tried to decide whether to get another pet. One day the answer came to me. Inspired by Bear, my daughter and I brought home a goldendoodle puppy in August. And he grew, and grew, and grew…. in fact, he’s STILL growing!
Now, I’m getting inspired by Nash… look for lots of naughty puppies in my upcoming books. You can read about Bear, the inspiration for Nash, in the free collection that kicks off the Arcadia Valley Romance series. And if you want to follow Nash’s antics, he has his own Instagram account!
I’d love to give a $10 Amazon gift card to a random commenter. What’s your favorite animal (type, or individual animal) in a book or movie? (And psst, the final Arcadia Valley Romance just came out… what a great use for your gift card!)
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