I had fun presenting with Terry Shames at the Tulare Library Friday night. It’s a beautiful facility, and the people were a pleasure to meet. However, it was a long drive home Saturday! My goal is to share something relating to dogs every weekend. Here’s a picture I like of Ellie, our boxer/coonhound. She DID succeed in getting the ball!
Ellie determined to get the ball.
I attended the Chocolate, Wine, and Ale fundraising event several times in Mendocino, California, to get ideas for Murder at Redwood Cove. I LOVE doing research for my books!
Chocolate, Wine, and Ale Festival
I want to thank all of the wonderful people at Kensington Publishing Corporation who have helped me along the way. They have put together a couple of great blog tours. There are a variety of excerpts, interviews, and summaries to be found on the sites. http://janetfinsilver.com/index.php/appearances/
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.
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!
Janet Finsilver presents her second book, in the Kelly Jackson Murder Mystery series, “Murder at the Mansion”.
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.
I really enjoyed my first Malice Domestic conference April 28-30, 2016. I met a lot of very nice people.
Hello from Malice Domestic Conference
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
I had a fun day at a Mystery Writers of America event about training search and rescue dog. I learned a lot.
Cute Search and Rescue Dog