Stray Ally by Troy Lambert

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And after our wildly successful launch day for Stray Ally, the Finishing Fairies are now delightedly hosting a small tour for the very same book.  Since it’s launch it’s garnered some great critical accalim, and currently has an average of 4.6 stars on (as of April 3rd).

The tour, from the fourth to the 13th, is on some great blogs, with all unique content, and a great view of the inner workings of Troy Lambert, rescuing animals and the writing habits of a great author.



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A strange accident on the freeway, accusations of murder, and an encounter in the Idaho wilderness all propel Todd Clarke into a new friendship with a dog named Sparky. But Sparky is no ordinary dog, and there is more going on than Clarke could have imagined.
A military commander he investigated for Aryan activity and links to domestic terrorism is after him, and he’s not sure why until another chance encounter provides the answer.
With Sparky and the help of his canine friends, will he be able to figure out the Colonel’s plan and stop him in time? All Clarke knows for sure is none of it would be possible without the help of his Stray Ally.

Buy the book here, from the Tirgearr Publishing.

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Dog Gone Good Cookbook: 100 Easy Healthy Recipes for Dogs and Humans by Gayle Pruitt, CN


What inspired you to write your book?
My two little rescues were my inspiration. I do have to say there were some selfish motives too. I love to cook and I didn’t have anyone to cook for at home.

Both my new canine kids health was less than optimal when I adopted them. Mimi was a little street dog she was smart, sassy, and a thief, still is but she had digestive issues and she was under weight. Mister Casper had been under so much stress that is beautiful white curly hair was coming out in handfuls.

Being a chef/ and a nutritional researcher it was easy to start researching canine food too. Best thing I have ever done. After a few months of making the whole families food, furry kids and all, I noticed that their coats were gleaming, noses were soft and moist, and their eyes sparkled with mischief. They were happy and I was happy

Genre and Targeted Age Group
Adults & children All ages

About your Book:
The first ever cookbook featuring recipes that humans and their furry companions can enjoy together!

The Dog-Gone Good Cookbook is a fun, healthy recipe book for humans and their canine kids. It is full of tasty, natural recipes that dog owners and dogs can enjoy together and includes more than one hundred balanced, delicious recipes that are corn, sugar, soy, and gluten free. It is sprinkled with gorgeous, full color images of dogs enjoying the Dog-Gone Good cuisine. The recipes are human, canine, and kid friendly and are easy—even for the beginner cook. There is a list of foods that dogs should never have and a list of fruits and vegetables that are perfect for you and your pet to experience together. There are also sections for equipment and supplies, staples and ingredients to keep on hand, basic techniques, and natural doggie supplements.

Sample recipes include Spaghetti and Meatballs, Fish Burgers with Parsley Dilled Mayonnaise, Braised Turkey Soup, Lamb Shanks with Figs and Blueberries, Chicken Tenders with Coconut and Sesame Seeds, and Pumpkin Frittata, as well as veggie side dishes, yummy sauces, and treats.

“I know you will find The Dog-Gone Good Cookbook both user-friendly as well as a valuable resource for sharing a hearty meal with all of your family members, including the four-legged ones!” —Shawn Messonnier, DVM, author of The Natural Health Bible for Dogs & Cats

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Hairy Putter’s Review Blog by Louis Bohannan

Tell Us About Your Blog
Blog posts are written by Hairy’s two dads, Alan Ahtow and Louis Bohannan. The posts are written from the viewpoint of Hairy Putter, a seven year old Cairn Terrier. Hairy works for Visit Mendocino County, Inc. as the Director of Barketing. Part of his responsibilities are to attend travel conventions, appear at local events, and to publish reviews of restaurants, activities, lodging facilities and wineries. Reviews are posted, usually on a monthly bases, and features some aspect of Mendocino County that is pet-friendly.

Why Did You Start a Pet Blog?
We moved to Mendocino County in California about five years ago. Part of the attraction for moving here was that the entire county was extremely pet-friendly. However, in 2008 the economy was tanking and Mendocino County main source of revenue is tourism. My husband and I both have a background in hospitality and we realized that the county was not utilizing the advantage of pet-friendliness to niche marketing. So, in order to assist in attracting more tourists, we started writing a review blog of things to do in Mendocino County that could include your pet.

What advice would you give a blogger starting a pet blog?
I believe our blog has been successful because we have focus. We do not vary from our mission.

Blogger Bio
As Hairy’s dads, Alan and I try to stay in the background and give all coverage to Hairy. Here is the bio that is listed on his website. Additionally, his press and media listing are also on the website.

“Let me introduce myself, my name is Hairy Putter, I am a Cairn terrier that lives on the Mendocino Coast in Northern California. I am very pleased to be the official Director of Barketing for Visit Mendocino County, Inc. It is with lots of tail wagging pleasure to introduce you to my blog. On my blog I bring first paw accounts and reviews based on my experiences at various establishments or locations that advertise themselves as pet friendly or wish to become pet friendly or pet friendlier. Each place is assessed on their ability and effort to cause lots of tail wagging satisfaction and ability to fulfill a canine’s desires.

A little about my background will give you an understanding to my qualifications. I began my life in Salt Lake City, Utah. There I got the opportunity to be a runway model and made several appearances at various charity benefits raising money and awareness for animal causes and facilities. I have made several appearances on local and national television including, ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX and CNN. Recently I have been appearing in print advertising and videos for Mendocino County, Little River Inn, The Skunk Train, Toulouse and Lula wineries. I have made public appearances at Bark in the Park (San Jose) and The Bay Area Adventure and Travel Shows (Santa Clara). Recent TV appearances have been on CreativTV in San Jose and Sacramento & Company on Sacramento’s Channel 10. In 2009, I was declared the official Canine Ambassador of Mendocino County and in September of 2011, I was promoted to Director of Barketing.

Some of my favorite things to do are running on the beach, playing in the ocean, chasing pesky squirrels and socializing with other friendly canine friends. My favorite television shows are the re-runs of Wishbone on PBS and the Westminster Dog show. I am a Capricorn.”

Blog Link:
Hairy Putter’s Review Blog

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Nose-to-Nose Networking by Mélanie Hope


What inspired you to write your book?
I was working on a jobs program for survivors of domestic violence, and wondering how I could reach them, when I looked up to find my dog, Abigail, working the room. She possessed that networking, friend-creating demeanor that it seems so many of us had lost. Her stories conveyed the human experience much easier than anything I could create!

Genre and Targeted Age Group
Self-help, Business

About your Book:
Everything I learned about networking I learned from my Golden Retriever.

The old adage that it’s not what you know but who you know is truer than ever in this economy – yet technology pulls us apart, making effective networking increasingly difficult. While researching for this book, many subjects admitted that they would use social media or voice mail to avoid personal interaction. Even advanced salespeople confessed that they did not know how to gracefully exit an awkward conversation. Men and women who seem perfectly friendly pleaded social anxiety, while extroverts simply did not know how to follow up without feeling “weird.” Nose-to-Nose Networking bridges these gaps.

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For the Love of the Horse by Ann Jamieson


What inspired you to write your book?
Horses are such generous souls, and have been our partners throughout the ages, whether for work and war, or as friends, athletic partners and family members. There are so many great stories out there that need to be told, of the bond between horses and people, and I needed to tell them, to preserve them for history, for generations now and in the future. It is my way to honor horses, to give back to them for all they give to us.

Genre and Targeted Age Group
Non-fiction: ages 10 through adult

About your Book:
For the Love of the Horse is a series of volumes (currently there are four) comprised of 30-40 amazing true stories about horses.

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