The Future (Repeated)

Because this comes up a lot, here’s the post from Oct. 12. Somewhat dated now – SANTA 365 has been published in the interim, and the title of the new book will not be Midnight Special. The main character is named LeAnne. The dog just got a name a few days ago (top secret at the moment!).

“Spence here. The question has come up – like maybe a million times! – after the ending of SCENTS AND SENSIBILITY: Will there be more Chet and Bernie? The second-last sentence of the book makes it clear – at least so I thought – that the answer would be yes. But just in case: YES! MORE CHET AND BERNIE!

As for when, there are 2 answers. The next actual story is the e-short, SANTA 365, coming Nov. 24. (Please note that the events in SANTA 365 take place earlier than SCENTS AND SENSIBILITY, probably just before THE DOG WHO KNEW TOO MUCH.) As for the next Chet and Bernie novel: normally I’d be writing it right now, but – as happens in what my grandmother always called “the writing game” – an idea came to me out of the blue that just could not be ignored. I’m in the middle of it at the moment, and it will be my next published novel. The working title, and most likely actual title: MIDNIGHT SPECIAL. What can I tell you? There’s a dog in it, in a supporting role (in both senses). It’s part crime story, part war story, part something else, the something else part being what drew me in so strongly. As soon as we have a pub date, we’ll let you know.

And after that: More C&B. Any questions?”


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42 Responses to “The Future (Repeated)”

  1. dawson
    8:13 am on February 18th, 2016

    We will definitely have more Chet and Bernie adventures in the future but in the meanwhile we will get a new book from our favorite author. It’s a win win!

    Good morning all.

  2. Herd of Hounds
    8:30 am on February 18th, 2016

    Good morning Dawson and all! 5am? Geeze we gave that up when we retired!
    YEAH! more Chet and Bernie!
    Enjoy a tremendous Thursday.

  3. Rose-the small and meek
    8:30 am on February 18th, 2016


    Good morning, Dawson! You are the early bird!

    I never doubted that there would be another Chet and Bernie book!

    Good day to all!

  4. Rose-the small and meek
    8:30 am on February 18th, 2016

    HOH! Twins!

  5. dawson
    8:42 am on February 18th, 2016

    HOH: Rio emailed checkpoint central wanting me to ask you which dog you have decided to sponsor.

  6. BearSpiritDog
    9:14 am on February 18th, 2016

    Big Time Computers Problems this AM. Solved?? Paws crossed!!!

  7. B.Stover
    9:14 am on February 18th, 2016

    Love the title of today’s post.

    “Any questions?” Yes: Is the new book authored by Spencer Quinn or Peter Abrahams? (And, of course, I want to know the name of the new dog.)

    Good morning all.

  8. BooBear
    10:05 am on February 18th, 2016

    Dawson, Bluecat and I shared the sponsorship of Twig. HOH and Beau were sponsoring another dog (I don’t know which one they selected.) Rebecca is at the top of the world so the website isn’t updated yet.

    And Dawson, just keep telling Rio you are CHECKPOINT CENTRAL, not dog sponsor central LOL!!

  9. Alice M. Johnson
    10:21 am on February 18th, 2016

    It is my opinion that we do not have a dog sponsor central this year. Last year it was Eileen but she is a little busy this year. I think we have to wait on Rebecca and we all know she has nothing else to do! LOL

    Yeep. bones, sniff, and a beautiful rack of antlers, sob.

  10. BearSpiritDog
    10:32 am on February 18th, 2016

    Staff: Gasp. I Cannot Look.

  11. dawson
    10:33 am on February 18th, 2016

    A dog report from Checkpoint Central:

    The dog chosen by HOH is Jem! Thanks to HOH, Rio and BlueCat for this sponsorship. The other race dogs that have been sponsored are Twig, Louisa Mae, Josephine and Rio jr.

    This information was garnered from the Onward Snowhook blog.

  12. dawson
    10:37 am on February 18th, 2016

    Staff: I appreciate that you tell us when bones and blood are involved with the 365 posts. I know death is part of life but I have stopped watching those videos. Not what I want to see in the morning.

  13. Tupper's Mama
    10:37 am on February 18th, 2016

    Good morning all –
    Bee – you read our mind. That was our exact question.

    Sage has been delivered to the v e t. He caused at me the whole way there.
    Thanks to all of you who sent reassurances. We feel much better about this procedure. We are hoping he will feel so much better after.

  14. Alice M. Johnson
    10:39 am on February 18th, 2016

    He will Tupper’s Mama, He will. And he won’t have to shake his head every time he tries to eat…well, once he is healed.

    So sayeth Alice.

  15. ALR
    11:33 am on February 18th, 2016

    Murphy The Schnauzer here: I had many teeth extracted and after my folks got over the shock they agree that I am a happier healthier dog. Just so you know.

  16. Terry Ballard
    11:45 am on February 18th, 2016

    We knew there would be more Chet & Bernie – good thing, because the last book was one of the best. It was great to be back in Arizona (vicariously).

  17. dawson
    12:29 pm on February 18th, 2016

    Terry Ballard: That landscape is amazing.

  18. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    12:33 pm on February 18th, 2016

    We want to know the dog’s name, too. And we think the book will be by P.A.

  19. BooBear
    1:08 pm on February 18th, 2016

    I bet the dog’s name is Apache!!

  20. Masquers
    1:12 pm on February 18th, 2016

    I liked the name Midnight Special. sniff.

  21. BearSpiritDog
    1:25 pm on February 18th, 2016

    Terry, That’s a Great Photo. Is that Donna in the picture?

  22. dawson
    1:58 pm on February 18th, 2016

    Checkpoint Announcement

    There will be a checkpoint announcement before this weekend is over but right now I am out the door, so therefore…

    I do want to announce that Spencer Quinn has sponsored a checkpoint!
    Details will be in this weekends announcement.
    Only 2 checkpoints left to be sponsored. Sponsor now and avoid the rush!

    I’m hoping one of our computer knowledgeable Plunderers will be able to help with the checkpoint map before the Iditarod. If so, Spencer says he will post it above for us.

    Checkpoint Central
    Over and out.

  23. BearSpiritDog
    2:13 pm on February 18th, 2016

    Just saw a Movie Trailer for Midnight Special…obviously a good reason for OFA not to use it as the title of his New Book.

    Good Job, Dawson! Thank You, Spence!

  24. B.Stover
    3:19 pm on February 18th, 2016

    I think “The Future Repeated” would make an excellent title for a tv science fiction series.

  25. Tupper's Mama
    3:42 pm on February 18th, 2016

    Bee – we like that idea too. We are on the same wavelength today.

    Well, the v e t just called. Poor kitty had to have 5 teeth out. Wonder how many teeth kats start out with? We are going to get him shortly. The vet tech said he is “resting comfortably and seems pretty happy”.

    Yup, dancing giraffes do tend to cheer one up.

  26. bluecat
    4:02 pm on February 18th, 2016

    Tupper’s Mama – our rescue cat came home from a teeth-cleaning visit with 6 teeth out. Surprise! He ate any kibble put in front of him for years after. We called it gumming his food 🙂 Sage will be fine.

    Thanks to Spencer and everyone for supporting Snowhook. And thanks to Dawson for clerking.

  27. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    6:19 pm on February 18th, 2016

    I am home from work, but Lyla, Jack and Lucas are coming over to visit for a couple of hours. Josh and Jess are going out to a really nice restaurant for their 10th wedding anniversary. Hard to believe it has been 10 years!

    Glad Sage is on his way to feeling tip top!

  28. Sage
    6:36 pm on February 18th, 2016

    bah humblug.
    Got put in da car, nest thin I know, iz lights out.
    Back home, feelin wobbly.
    Shomeone better gimme chicken.

  29. dawson
    6:54 pm on February 18th, 2016

    Sage: It sounds like you’ve gotten into some of Redbone Hound’s shine. Giggle! Somebody better give you chicken, pronto!

  30. Terry Ballard
    7:44 pm on February 18th, 2016

    That is Watson Lake, near Prescott, AZ, and that is Donna in the picture.Every year when we go back to Arizona we try and visit some place that we’d never seen when we lived there.

  31. Rio - The Evil Pug
    8:09 pm on February 18th, 2016

    Spencer!…Sponsoring a checkpoint all on is own?…Zow!….Usually I have to nag him a bit and nip at his heels…heh!heh!…Way to to Spencer! Now talk to yer pal Admin for another checkpoint sponsorship…snort!

  32. Rio - The Evil Pug
    8:11 pm on February 18th, 2016

    Sage!…Oh my. I feel a big hang-over coming on in the morning….gasp!…Really, if I can eat with the few jagged teeth I have, I’m sure that Kat can do it too…heh!heh!

  33. Martha
    8:12 pm on February 18th, 2016

    Make them give you chicken and anything else you want for daysssssssss!

  34. Scout
    8:19 pm on February 18th, 2016

    Look at what got put together in my, my, my house. I think it will hold the cutie bug when she comes to visit. It will keep her away from me!

  35. Masquers
    8:30 pm on February 18th, 2016

    Sage: I feel for you pal, really I do. Enjoy the show and the special treaties whilst they last.

    We like your chair Scout. Oh, but it’s not yours is it.

  36. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    9:17 pm on February 18th, 2016

    Scout, that’s a good safe place for that little munchkin. Will keep her out of trouble, and out of your food!

  37. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    9:27 pm on February 18th, 2016

    When Lyla left she asked if I would trade her even-steven Lucas for Lucy. I told her not a chance! Then she said how about just a sleep-over. I told her Lucy might be afraid that she was being re-homed again. Truth be told, I couldn’t handle the puppy energy of Lucas for a night! There is only one disadvantage to senior dogs! Lucy is her favorite, I think because she is not bothersome.

  38. Rio - The Evil Pug
    9:38 pm on February 18th, 2016

    Jem!…I really like the idea of sponsoring Jem’s Nose in the Really Big Race!…snort!…Good Choice!

  39. Rio - The Evil Pug
    9:56 pm on February 18th, 2016

    Beau!…He thinks the check will be in the snail mail by this weekend…grunt!…If you believe that I have a harness made out of grandma’s under pants for sale right now!…snort!

  40. Masquers
    10:51 pm on February 18th, 2016

    We are going to check out Grinder based on your recommendations.

  41. Rio - The Evil Pug
    11:17 pm on February 18th, 2016

    Maskers!…Please start from scratch = day 1…heh!…It definitely is a show you have to watch from the Get-Go…snort!

  42. Masquers
    11:45 pm on February 18th, 2016

    Thanks, Riö, will do.

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