Day: February 28, 2016





Well, I have met and fallen wildly in love with a guy.  In fact, I have fallen so in love with him that he will be featured as the secondary hero in my next release, Mulberry Moon.  His name is Finnegan, Finn for short.  He is very cute, and I believe he has come to love me as much as I have him.

Those of you who know me well are becoming suspicious by now because you realize that I already found the love of my life–of the two-legged variety, anyway.  So you are right to be suspicious!  And you probably guessed it; Finnegan is a dog.  To be more precise, he is an eight-month-old blue merle Australian shepherd.  He is mischievous, active, silly enough to make me laugh, and very sweet.

I tried to get some pictures of him night before last, but he either wouldn’t look my way or he was running, so I hope at least one of them turned out clear.

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Here he is, waiting expectantly for his special dinner while his mom, Tiffany, was away at a school the weekend before last.  I love that face!

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This was a motion shot.  I wasn’t sure if it had come through clearly.  It isn’t bad.  Finn is the epitome of high energy.  He ate his mom’s bog boots, and then he had a few tastes of mine.  Luckily, Tiffany saved mine, and the only damage is a scalloped edge on the top of one boot!  Those boots did not come cheap!  Regardless, I still love him.

So, back to Finnegan’s role in Mulberry Moon.  For one, he is featured as Ben Sterling’s pup, so of course you’ll see a lot of him in Mulberry Moon!  And Finn is destined to fall madly in love with Sissy, the heroine, who owns and operates The Cauldron, a café on West Main in Mystic Creek.  Finn has already shown himself to be of heroic proportions in the chicken chase, where he helps herd the chickens.  So naturally Sissy will reward Finnegan often with yummy treats from her restaurant.

I’m trying to think of ways that Finnegan can show how much he loves Sissy.  I sure could use some ideas from you, sweet or funny, either one.