Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Dog Gone

Look what the old cat dragged in!

Don't they make a great pair?

Dog Gone is Cynthia's debut novel. In the corner, you can see the postcard for her latest book, Buck Fever, and it is to celebrate its release that I entered her contest.

I was a winner. My name never gets picked out of the hat. So I am doubly pleased. My eight-year-old daughter grabbed it, but she has to wait until she finishes her homework. Sigh. If she just buckles down and works for 30 minutes, she'll be done. I have the incentive. She's actually pondering her homework across my desk as I type this.

I read the ending to make sure the dog doesn't die. After reading Where the Red Fern Grows, my kids refuse to read any dead dog books. So if you have a kid with the same sensibilities, fear not. Dog Gone has a sweet ending.

Thank you, Cynthia.


Write2ignite said...

My 12 year old will be VERY happy. She's always looking for good mysteries AND good books about animals...especially dogs. From the reviews, Dog Gone seems to bring both elements together in one book.

Adding to her Christmas book list...


p.s. GREAT pic!

Angela Ackerman said...

Great pic! And congrats on winning!

Vijaya said...

Thanks, ladies. My daughter has started the book without me. That's okay ... I'm in the middle of another one right now and it's just too wonderful to put down. I'll catch up.

Molly/Cece said...

Hi Vijaya, Yay for the book win. I hope that your revising is humming.

Mary Witzl said...

My kids (and I) never got over Old Yeller. I can still make myself cry just thinking about Old Yeller and I'm not even a dog person, strictly speaking. So glad this one has a good ending.

And congratulations on winning!

Vijaya said...

My kids refused to read Old Yeller. I have a copy so I'm sure one of these days they will pick it up. The grief can be so raw.

We cried reading A Dog's Life too.