Ellie Thinking

I was just telling Ellie, our boxer/coonhound, about the chapter I’m working on. I don’t know if her look means she’s not so sure what I’m planning will work or she’s wondering where the treat is she deserves for listening for so long!

Janet Finsilver's photo.

A Dog with Great Focus

I’ve decided Saturdays are “going to the dogs.” I’ll share photos, interesting facts I’ve learned while doing research, and/or comments “from the puppy’s point of view,” some pieces I wrote while raising my puppy, Kylie. The picture I’m sharing today is a wonderful one my husband took. I think it’s a great example of what “focused” looks like!

A dog photo showing incredible focus.

A dog photo showing incredible focus.

It’s release day for Murder at the Mansion!

My second book, MURDER AT THE MANSION, released today. Exciting times! I created an event called Whale Frolic for this mystery based on the Mendocino Whale Festival. My “research” included sampling some great chowder!

Murder at the Mansion, a Kelly Jackson Murder Mystery Series

Janet Finsilver presents her second book, in the Kelly Jackson Murder Mystery series, “Murder at the Mansion”.

One of My Favorite Photos

This is one of my favorite photos of Ellie, our rescued Coonhound/Boxer mix. We didn’t put the rainbow in. It was one of those instances of being in the right place at the right time. Redwood Cove in my Kelly Jackson Mystery series is based on Mendocino, California, which shows in the background.

One of my favorite photos of Ellie.

One of my favorite photos of Ellie.

Fun Research for My Books!

Thank you to Kathryn Stewart, CARDA, and Kris Black, CARDA, CSST, SCCSO for putting on a great presentation about search and rescue dogs. Besides talking about how to train the dogs, they talked about how scent moves, the characteristics of a good search dog, and the partnership between the canine and the handler. They did several demonstrations that were fascinating to watch.

Search & Rescue Dog in training

Search & Rescue Dog in training