Tuesday, September 7, 2010
My Dog is My Hero
Anthologies are great for those of us who don't have large blocks of time to devote to reading. You can pick them up, browse a story or two, then put away the book until another day when you can steal some extra time. No worries about recalling complicated plot lines or characters.
I recently read an anthology called, "My Dog is My Hero", edited by Susan Reynolds. Some tales were funny while others easily planted a lump in my throat as fifty writers shared the true story of their personal canine hero. Most of the stories don't involve things like rescues from burning buildings or guiding help for Timmy-in-the-well. Instead, they detail the everyday things that make our four-footed canine friends important to us.
Linda O'Connell, one of my writer friends, has a story in the book about a lovable mischief-maker called "Goofy Willy". I think readers will particularly enjoy reading it. Linda is quite talented. Her work appears in more anthologies than I can count and let me tell you, I'm quite jealous of her success...especially since it's so well deserved!
If you get a chance, check out "My Dog is My Hero". You'll enjoy the gentle ride.
Note: Though I received a complimentary advance copy of the book, I received no monetary compensation for this review or its content.