Friday, April 12, 2019

Woof! Woof! Meow!


Yesterday was National Pets Day and my social media feed was filled will all things furry and feathery, so I thought I’d take a minute to celebrate the animals in our lives. Over the course of my life I’ve shared my home with five dogs, three cats, six birds, multiple fish and a turtle.

Right now, I have two little dogs, named Judy and Penny. One was adopted from friends and the other is a rescue dog from an animal shelter. They are the alarm clock that wakes me up in the morning, the exercise buddies that drag me out to the park no matter the weather, and the little fuzzy companions that curl up beside me while I write.  As you can see from the pictures, sometimes they like to creep up on me to see what I’m working on or if they can steal a pat. 



Most mornings my daughter and I start our day by scrolling through social media looking at other writers’ and readers’ feeds for pictures of their pets. And my amazing agent Melissa Jeglinski fosters cats and sends pictures of the kittens she’s cared for each Christmas. 

I’m very excited to share that I will be contributing a K-9 dog Christmas novella to the amazing True Blue K-9 Unit series. If you haven’t read this series yet, I definitely recommend you check it out.


Also, while I’m here I just want to say a quick thank you to all the readers who’ve written to me about my recent train heist book Rescuing His Secret Child. It was really fun to write a train caper about a military corporal who has to stop a team of hijackers while rescuing a little boy who turns out to be the son he never knew he had. This book’s only been out a week and it’s already gotten more letters than anything I’ve written before. While sadly there weren’t any pets caught up in the train heist, thank you to all of you who got wrapped up in the story!


What fuzzy, furry, feathery, scaly and fluffy friends do you share your life with?

5 comments:

  1. Maggie, your pets are adorable. We've had many pets in our lives as well. After our 14 year old dog passed away last year, we adopted a dog at the animal shelter. Cody is so full of energy he keeps us on our toes. In addition to Cody, we have two cats, Crystal and Chub Chub (Granddaughter's chosen name). The difference between Cody's enthusiastic desire for petting and Crystal and Chub Chub's , 'you'll pet me when I want it and you'll like it' attitude make me smile. Love my furry friends.

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  2. Hi, Maggie. Your doggies are so sweet. I love dogs so much. I have two of my own, a toy poodle and a black Labrador. We spoil them and they shower us with love. Congratulations on your new K-9 book, as well as Rescuing His Secret Child. The cover is really great. Blessings.

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  3. I'm so looking forward to reading the train heist book! I loved it just from the description.

    When I wrote His Forgotten Fiancee, I was fostering a litter of kittens and I wrote one into the story. Readers really seemed to like the picture of a big strong man cuddling a kitten ;) Something about animals lets us create a bond that goes beyond words.

    I love how pets can lighten your mood just by letting you hold them!

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  4. Maggie, your pups have stolen my heart! Along with your train heist book. A must read, for sure!

    I have a grand-dog! Does that count? Hugs and pats to all!

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