Posts Tagged ‘virtual tour’

Not Beginnings


July 26th, 2020 Posted 7:57 am

On Sunday we do beginnings, taking a look at the start of a Peter Abrahams novel, including those written under the Spencer Quinn moniker. But today, not quite. On the recent virtual tour for Of Mutts and Men (and thanks to everyone who virtually came!) we only read from the beginning on the first night. On all the others we just opened to a random page and tried our luck. Wild and crazy! Here’s what popped up on one of those nights.
“Wow. See what that dog just did?”
“Chet? Can you give the Frisbee back please?”
“Is that your dog?”
“We’re more of a team.”
“I can’t believe he jumped that high. Does he have a YouTube channel?”
“Don’t give him ideas. Chet? The Frisbee, please?”
Why, certainly! It wasn’t my Frisbee. I knew that very well. I’d just been sharing it with these college kids. College kids were the greatest. Bernie said it was exam week now, so they’d probably be studying in their rooms, but this time – maybe for the very first time in his life! – Bernie was wrong. The college kids were all doing their studying out on the quad, learning about catching rays, smoking weed, chugging beers, and lots of other stuff they had to – what was the expression? Get their heads around? – before exam time. Plus, on top of all that, mastering the Frisbee, too! So much work for the poor kids. Thinking it over, I realized that I’d only been trying to help. Not to criticize, but that last throw, the one I’d snagged, had really been pretty wild, totally uncatchable. Although not by me. So picking that Frisbee right out of the air just as it fluttered away over a food truck was going to help the hollow-chested pipe-armed kid who’d thrown it with his confidence. And maybe now would be a good time to build up his stamina by having him chase me around a bit. Suppose I went up to him and almost gave him the Frisbee, but not quite, instead smoothly backing away just as he reached for it and –

Format Confusion


July 17th, 2020 Posted 8:09 am

There was a bit of format confusion at last night’s Zoom event. I’m sorry for any frustration that happened. For those of you who had things you wanted to ask, please ask them in today’s comments and I’ll answer them tomorrow.

And thanks everybody for making Of Mutts And Men a USA Today bestseller.


Of Mutts And Men Virtual Tour


July 16th, 2020 Posted 8:56 am

Tonight at 9 PM ET, 6PM Pacific, we hit the marvelous Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale AZ. Here is the link:

And here’s an Amazon reviewer yesterday:

“A tip-top series! I am absolutely devoted to this series – as much as Chet and Bernie are devoted to each other! I have read all 10 books in the series, in order, and I have recommended it to friends as well as total strangers. If you are a dog-person as I am, you will appreciate how well the author writes from a dog’s perspective. You will find yourself agreeing that “yes, I believe my dog thinks like that. reacts like that. views the world like that”. A dog as a narrator doesn’t often work well in a novel – but it does here. If you are disappointed in what passes for entertaining reading these days, do yourself a favor and check out Chet-the-Jet and his human, Bernie Little. And don’t blame me if you get nothing else done. I schedule my day and evening around the latest book in the series.”


Virtual Tour For Of Mutts And Men …


July 15th, 2020 Posted 8:25 am

… doesn’t travel far tonight. An Unlikely Story is a great store and close to home. Event landing page below. Many thanks to Watermark Books in Wichita for last night. Sarah is a great interviewer. Here’s a recent review from an Amazon reader:

“Just so good. I tried to read slowly to make the experience last longer, but I still finished too fast. Excellent story line, great twists and turns. Chet is a rock star. Loved everything about this book.”


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