Reader Q&A

Over on Chet’s FB page, on Saturday we invited questions. Theresa Treep asked: “What inspired you to write mystery novels from a dog’s perspective? Chet has a very unique “voice” that makes him an entertaining narrator. I’m sure it’s challenging, though.”

The answer: One day my wife said, “You should do something with dogs.” I’d had dog characters in previous books – Buster in Oblivion, Nigel in the middle-grade Echo Falls series, even Garth in The Fury of Rachel Monette, my very first book – but you never saw inside their heads. I knew right away what my wife meant, went to my office and wrote the first page of what became Dog On It, just to see if it worked. It seemed to. All fiction writing is challenging, in my experience, but just between you and me, there’s a lot of fun to be had in writing in Chet’s voice.


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3 Responses to “Reader Q&A”

  1. B. Stover
    10:25 am on August 28th, 2019

    There is a lot of fun reading Chet’s voice also!

    Good morning all.

  2. Wose-the Small and Meek
    11:32 am on August 28th, 2019


    HRH,B: You said it! :^)

    After a few, lovely, fall-like days, today is a bit overcast and humid.

    Good day to all!

  3. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    10:51 pm on August 28th, 2019

    Birth!…Of the Chet n’ Bernie series!…snort!snort!…I’ve heard this story before and it never ceases to amaze me…heh!heh!

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