Pub Dates!


September 18th, 2018 Posted 8:31 am

Just in case it needs clarifying – here are the pub dates:

RUFF VS. FLUFF (1st in the new Queenie and Arthur middle-grade series – adults with need fake ID) – March 26, 2019. Cover below.

HEART OF BARKNESS (the new Chet and Bernie) – July 2, 2019. Cover art coming soon.

Both are now available for preorder (which I have to say, according to my agreement with the writing mob).


Song for Chet?


September 17th, 2018 Posted 9:11 am

Stay tuned!


Beginnings (More)


September 16th, 2018 Posted 9:14 am

On Sundays we’ve been doing beginnings – all the Peter Abrahams books in chronological order, including those written under the Spencer Quinn pen name. Here from 2013 – #31, THE SOUND AND THE FURRY, sixth in the Chet and Bernie series (and first one on their road trip). We had a reader contest for the title – all the readers were told was that it was a southern novel.

[“Spencer Quinn’s masterful job of having a canine narrator isn’t cutesy, nor does it grow tiresome, a tribute to his wordsmithing.”
– New York Journal of Books]

“One thing’s for sure,” the lawyer said, handing Bernie our check, “you earned every cent.”

Bernie tucked the check in – oh, no – the chest pocket of his Hawaiian shirt, just about his nicest Hawaiian shirt, with the hula dancers and the trombones, but that wasn’t the point. The point was we’d had chest pocket problems in the past, more than once. And possibly more than twice, but I wouldn’t know, since I don’t count past two. What I do know is that checks have a way of falling out of chest pockets.

“What’s he barking about?” the lawyer said.

Bernie glanced at me. “Just wants to get rolling,” he said. That wasn’t it at all: what I wanted was for Bernie to put that check in his front pants pocket where it would be safe. But then I realized that I did kind of want to get rolling. Wow! That was Bernie, knowing my own mind better than I did. And I knew his exactly the same way!




September 15th, 2018 Posted 9:19 am

Here’s something interesting – a review of WOOF (first in the Bowser and Birdie middle-grade series) from the Amazon page. It’s by Orson Scott Card, writer of ENDER’S GAME:

The Books

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