Books for Dog Lovers

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  • March 16, 2016
  • by Jacki Skole

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
  • by Jacki Skole

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
  • by Jacki Skole

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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The House that Emily Built

It would be her word against Johnny’s*. Again. Still, Deborah* dialed 9-1-1. She feared what Johnny might do next. He’d already burst into their bedroom screaming. He’d already grabbed her by the feet and dragged her off the bed paying no mind to her right leg, still in a cast a month after what she…

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Coming soon: The House that Emily Built

October is Domestic Violence month. To raise awareness of this very important issue and of the powerful role pets play in the lives of many victims, I will be posting a story I began reporting a couple of years ago. It didn’t find the literary home I was hoping for, but I believe it’s too…

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