WEEOOWW! Another book on the shelves! Can’t quite believe it. Number nine is lighter and more fun and filled with laughter and joy than the others, as remembering takes me back to a wonderful time of my life, and then right up to the present, surrounded by these magical beings who live with and love me. Yes, they are Dalmatians–not 101 but 38, now actually 42, but the book had to stop somewhere (my editor said) and yet life trundles on. I hope you will like this book as much as you liked the others, though for different reasons. Perhaps this one will buoy your spirits, set you on your own paths of remembering and enjoying. Life is filled with terrifying downs and magical ups, and each should be examined and celebrated. Early praise for the book has been terrific, (reviews soon to be posted), and publication day is 9.9.14. It is available through preorder on all the usual sites, including this one, and it should appear in your bookstores (I said “should”) on the aforementioned date. Happy reading, and let me hear from you. Dog and memoir lovers unite!