My parents planned on me growing up with animals, so when I was four-years old, they bought me a Dachshund puppy. It promptly bit me, an incident I luckily don’t remember. The offending puppy was promptly returned to the breeder and replaced with a Corgi. And the rest, as they say, is history.
For the next 16 years, that first Corgi was my best friend, and with only a two year hiatus, I have lived with Corgis ever since. There have been several Corgis in my life over the years, but the day I first saw Skipper, everything changed.
I’d already quit a corporate career, after being bitten by the “writing bug,” and began serious writing with a ‘People of Interest’ column for a Southern Connecticut newspaper that I thoroughly enjoyed. Two years later, in 1999, I won the annual Maryland Writers’ Association Fiction Contest. With Skipper as my constant companion, my first book in a series of fact-based crime/military thrillers for adults was published in 2003. By then, Misty and Duke had joined the family. With more changes on the horizon, we all moved South, and six weeks later, Tango arrived.
Over the years, I’d told friends and family that I would only ever own one dog. That apparently was not to be.
Corgis are naturally very intelligent, and although they all possess the same traits, they are very much individuals. It was watching the very enjoyable and fascinating interaction between the four siblings that gave me the idea to write the first of this new series of books. All I’ve done is give them voices. They truly did the rest.by admin and comments are closed.