Only FIVE days until THE STORM arrives! Today’s blog is about the Drowned City, the setting for Shep’s adventures. Dogs of the Drowned City began as a picture in my mind. I saw a dog alone on the streets of a ruined city. This idea fascinated me because it was so very different from the […]
Blog: The Storm
Happy Monday! Today begins the Week of Blogging About DOGS! I plan on doing a blog a day, each on a different aspect of the writing of the DOGS OF THE DROWNED CITY series, with a special emphasis on the first book, THE STORM, which comes out on APRIL 1ST! Watch for Friday’s blog where I’ll […]
Today’s blog celebrates that other creative endeavor: visual art! Above is pictured a piece of art sent to me by a fan (HURRAY FOR FAN MAIL!:) Thank you, Connor, for your awesome drawing! I also received this awesome drawing from Carter–Thank you, Carter! As you might be able to tell, I spent today answering all […]
There is evidence of distinct dog breeds as early as five thousand years ago. In drawings from ancient Egypt, at least two kinds of dogs are depicted: mastiff-looking dogs, big of head and body, and slim dogs with curled tails. Inside of a Dog (Scribner, 2009, page 48)
I just came back from a trip to South Florida, which is the setting for the Dogs of the Drowned City series. Though Shep doesn’t know (or particularly care) what city he lives in, the city described in the book is a fictionalized version of Miami. I got the idea for the setting while visiting […]
In an effort to actually blog at all, I’m changing the format of the blog to focus on, well, nothing. And by nothing, I mean me and my life and more general things like what I’m doing and looking forward to in the writing world. Yesterday was the release day for my friend Megan Mayhew […]
This is Daisy the pug! She’s the inspiration for, you guessed it, Daisy the pug! The real Daisy is a crazy, little wiggly girl—and was especially silly when this picture was taken (she was a puppy!:). As she’s grown up, she’s become a lot more like the tough-as-claws girldog Shep meets in The Storm.
The character Snoop the Greyhound was inspired by this guy, the actual Snoop!
Some things in our world are quite mysterious to dogs…such as toilets. Shep called a toilet the “white bowl”. What do you think this Yorkie calls the toilet?