Titles (More)

We have a title for the upcoming Christmas/holiday Chet and Bernie novel, which will be published fall 2023! Thanks to all the readers who sent in suggestions. What a creative group! (You should probably be writing the books, too, while I put my feet up.)
And now – drum roll – the chosen title is: Up On The Woof Top. I love it and it happens to fit something in the story so well! To the best of my knowledge this title was sent in by 3 people – Caroline Sigler, Debra Fulton, and Kerry McMahon. They will each get a signed copy of the book on pub day. (So when they get a chance please email me a mailing address. That way I’ll have a record and maybe won’t screw this up!) Here’s to Up On The Woof Top!


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11 Responses to “Titles (More)”

  1. Herd of Hounds
    9:52 am on September 21st, 2022

    Good morning to everyone!
    I love the title for the new C&B Christmas. I just wish that I could be creative under pressure. I’m lucky if I can come up with two or three and they’re never that good.
    Enjoy a wonderful Wednesday.

  2. B. Stover
    10:16 am on September 21st, 2022

    Great title.

    Good day to all.

  3. D
    3:08 pm on September 21st, 2022

    I just finished Bark to the Future with a smile. Irrepressible Chet makes me happy. Thank you!

  4. BooBear’s Mom
    6:33 pm on September 21st, 2022

    I love, love, love the new title!! Cannot wait for this new book!

  5. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    8:50 pm on September 21st, 2022

    Title!…I guess I’ve never heard that song before…wuffle!…New to me. But it is a great Title!…chuffle!

  6. BooBear’s Mom
    9:48 pm on September 21st, 2022

    Rio! It’s not the title to the song, but a line from the song. Unfortunately, I can’t remember the name of the song.

  7. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    10:27 pm on September 21st, 2022

    Well!…That explains my memory loss!…snort!…I can’t place it but Christmas comes only once a year…so whats a Pug to do??…wheeze!

  8. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    10:42 pm on September 21st, 2022

    House!…I’m just happy I don’t have to be nice to chimney smoking painters anymore…cough!gag!cough!…My friend will be sweeping up cigarette butts for the next 2+2+2 months!….grump!…Don’t get me wrong..My friend thinks they did an excellent job. She is very happy….chuffle!

    Neighbors! … Its funny cuz one neighbor says she loves it! Then another neighbor says “It looks better”…which is kind of a bummer. but my friend is VERY HAPPY and that is all that counts…snort!…To me it still looks gray and white…with a little black thrown in on the doors…snort!

  9. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    10:45 pm on September 21st, 2022

    Photoz!…Hopefully my friend who does not Have A Camera….grunt!!…will somehow take some photoze and Miss Rose will post them at some point in time…soon. …snorkel!

  10. dawson
    12:12 am on September 22nd, 2022
  11. mlaiuppa
    6:20 pm on September 23rd, 2022

    I LOVE that title.

    And it is the title to a song, perhaps not as well known but I used to have my students sing it with the rest of the neutral holiday carols.

    Up on the house top, reindeer pause
    Out jumps good old Santa Claus
    Down through the chimney with lots of toys
    All for the little ones Christmas joys.

    Oh, oh, oh, who wouldn’t go?
    Oh, oh, oh, Who wouldn’t go?
    Up on the housetop, click, click, click
    Down through the chimney with the good St. Nick

    First comes the stocking of little Nell
    Ol’ dear Santa fill it well
    Give her a dolly that laughs and cries
    One that can open and shut its eyes.

    oh, oh, oh, Who wouldn’t go?
    oh, oh, oh, Who wouldn’t go?
    Up on the house top, click, click, click
    Down through the chimney with good St. Nick

    Look in the stocking of little Bill
    Oh, just see what a glorious fill
    Here is a hammer and lots of tacks
    A whistle and a ball and a whip that cracks

    Oh, oh oh, Who wouldn’t go?
    Oh, oh, oh,Who wouldn’t go?
    Up on the house top, click, click, click
    Down through the chimney with good St. Nick

    Not only dated but even the kids noticed it is a bit sexist. The girl gets a doll and the boy gets tools. Plus rather unsafe toys. I changed the whip that cracks to “set of jacks” but no one plays jacks anymore either.

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