A Heartwarming Tale of When the Worlds of a Neurotic Canine and a Crazy Cat Lady Collide! Kindle download available at Amazon.com.

Saturday, March 24, 2012


One of the things that I have said when I planned to release my book was that it wasn't about making money. I'm a realist and I know that authors are a dime a dozen. Amazon does make it easy for any wannabe author to write a Kindle ebook and publish it. My primary goal was to take the chapters that were sitting in my hard drive unread, and turn them into a book that was read.

By Thursday the paid downloads were very minimal (less than 10).  I think 4 of them belonged to me for my copy and gift copies that I purchased for a few people that were in my book. It was my way of thanking them for participating.  I knew that Amazon offered a promo where you can list your book for free for up to 5 days. There is a payout from a monthly fund based on the number of free downloads.  I decided what the heck, I just want my book to be read.  That was the best thing that I could have done.  As of this writing there are 223 downloads since yesterday and we are #1 in the free downloads in the Dog category.  I'm happy with the outcome and hope that each and every one of the people who downloads my book will enjoy reading it.

And for her reward for being #1, extra belly rubs for Mindy today!

Until next time....happy tails!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


March 20, 2012:  I officially released my ebook on Amazon.com! Actually it was up and running two days ago, but I was having a heck of a time with the Kindle formatting so I didn't publicize it on Facebook until the formatting was acceptable to me. There are still a couple of minor glitches, but I am happy with the outcome. I'm not an expert at file conversion so I did the best that I could!

This book has been almost three years in the making.  I started writing chapters and posting to Hubpages.com a couple of years ago, but I didn't get a whole lot of traffic. Probably because I didn't publicize it very much. Self promotion is not my forte.  Plus, I still get a little bashful when it comes to my writing. I'm just a little weird that way!

Back in January, I discovered that Amazon offered self publishing for Kindle under a special program.  I decided to finish up my chapters and turn it into a short story ebook. I had always dreamed of writing a book and the self publishing option allowed me to fulfill that dream.  Since the bulk of it was already written, I had to write a few more chapters and create a book cover.  I have spent the last few weeks reading it over and over and over again. Fine tuning along the way. It got to the point that I knew I had to say "ENOUGH, it's time to publish"!

So now that I have completed this project, where do I go from here?   I have thought about continuing Mindy's story and creating Tails of My Rescue Dog - Volume 2.  I just may do that...but for now, I think I will take a breather!

I hope those who download my ebook will get enjoyment out of Mindy's story and will fall in love with her the way we did!

Until next time....happy tails!

Friday, March 16, 2012


Welcome to my Tails of My Rescue Dog blog!  As I prepare for the release of my ebook, I thought I would take the opportunity to talk a little bit about the book.  First, I should say that this is a short story with seven chapters, a bonus chapter and a Preface and Epilogue.  It chronicles the challenges I faced as a first-time dog owner to a troubled rescue dog. Mindy was brought into a household where cats had always been the primary pets and it was a major adjustment for all of us.

With that being said, my book's primary focus is on our first year with Mindy.  My concept for this blog is to pick up where the book leaves off.  Even though it's been over 4 years since we rescued her, I still have plenty of questions and confusion when it comes to Mindy.  I would like to utilize this blog to interact with other dog owners for advice and ideas on how to deal with particular situations.

I would like to thank everybody for their support. If all goes as planned, the Kindle download should be available early next week!

 Hope you will be a frequent visitor to my blog!

Until next time...happy tails!