Books for Dog Lovers

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  • March 16, 2016
  • by Jacki Skole
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Love dogs? Love books? How about books about dogs? Right now, Ashland Creek Press is offering 30% off when you buy DOGLAND and STRAYS, a young adult novel by Jennifer Caloyeras. You can check out the promotion here. A little bit about STRAYS: My 11-year-old and I both read the novel over the summer and highly recommend…

Book Review: Only the Animals

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  • March 14, 2016
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A Russian tortoise launched into space during the Cold War. A Lebanese parrot abandoned on the doorknob of a pet store during Israel’s 2006 bombing of Beirut. A US Navy-trained dolphin called to serve in the Second Gulf War… These are just some of the quirky and haunting stories you’ll read in Only the Animals, Ceridwen Dovey’s recently released…

DOGLAND: Behind the Prose

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  • March 1, 2016
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Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to speak with Keysha Whitaker on her popular podcast, Behind the Prose. We talked about writing, publishing, and of course, dogs. The program is now online, and you can listen here. I will forewarn: Keysha and I talked for almost an hour, so getting through the whole thing…

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