October 4, 2015

Q and A with Author Peggy Frezon - and Enter to #Win Her New Book

Today I'm excited to join the blog book tour for Faithfully Yours, written by Peggy Frezon of The Writer's Dog blog.

I got to have sneak-peeks at this book while it was being written. It's a wonderful, heart-warming book and I think you'll love it! It's full of sweet stories of devotion, protection, healing, compassion, and faith. 

The book explores the reasons why we love animals so much and includes many great stories, including some you might recognize from the news or maybe you've seen a photo on Facebook. It's nice to remember these stories and also know more about them than just a quick soundbite or a photo.

There are so many sweet stories. Of course dogs and cats figure prominently, but there are also stories about horses, pigs, elephants, etc. etc. -- even snakes!

Interview with Peggy
I thought it would be fun to do a little interview with Peggy for this stop on the tour:

1. What inspired you to write this book?
I'd come across stories about a dog who helped a person who fell over a cliff, and then I'd hear about a person who helped a dog in it's time of need. Or a cat, or horse, or any animal. There's an amazing bond between humans and animals. We rescue animals, and animals rescue us. The love goes both ways. My own dogs remind me of this every day. I wanted to write about that kind of bond.

2. Can you talk about how you found some of the stories in the book?
In my work for Guideposts magazine, I'd interviewed a woman about how dogs are trained to sniff out cancer. That fascinated me. So I contacted her and found out more. I found other stories through contacting people on blogs and in the news to find out "the rest of the story." Still other stories came through friends. One woman told me about how she had a wild opossum living in her cat's little heated house on the porch, and I said "That story's got to go in the book!"

3. I know from my advance look at the book that it has a neat structure. Can you tell folks about that?
The book is divided into 10 chapters, each one a trait that animals and humans share in their bond...Devotion, protection, acceptance, rescue, healing compassion, guidance, comfort, faithfulness, and love. It strikes me that we can learn a lot from these virtues about how to treat animals...and each other.
Isn't this a great cover?!

Giveaway!
To enter to win a hard copy of Faithfully Yours, just leave a comment saying you'd like to enter. You can check out the other stops in the blog tour and leave comments there for more chances to win. At the end of the tour, Peggy will randomly select one person to win. (So make sure we know how to reach you!)

Here are the other stops on the tour - that's 14 stops, so 14 chances to win if you leave a comment on each one.
Mon 9/28 - The Writer's Dog Blog Tour kickoff!
Tues 9/29 - Earl’s World
Wed 9/30 - Cindy Lu's Muse
Thur 10/1 - Melissa's Mochas, Mysteries and Meows
Fri 10/2 - Pet Product Review
Sat 10/3 - Talent Hounds
Sun 10/4 - The Writer's Dog
Mon 10/5 - Pooch Smooches (That's me!)
Tues 10/6 - Heart Like a Dog
Wed 10/7 - Champion of my Heart
Thurs 10/8 - Joyful Paws and Talking Dogs
Fri 10/9 - Fire Safety Rocks and Five Sibes


No mischief today! Just a great book and a great giveaway! 

Hope you win! Even if you don't, pick up a copy for yourself. It will also make a great gift for the animal lovers in your life!

Oh, one bit of mischief... I almost forgot to mention that I'm in the book, too! Our story with Abby is included. I loved seeing our story in the book. Thanks to Peggy for including our special girl's story in such a special book!

Thanks to My Brown Newfies for hosting Monday Mischief! Visit My Brown Newfies to see the other blogs in the hop!

46 comments:

  1. Please enter me in the giveaway and I can't wait to read your story about Abby. It really is a great cover.

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  2. Great interview with Peggy! Her book blog tour is really fun and I love her book.

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  3. That looks like a wonderful read. I love little heart warming stories, especially when they involve pets.

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    1. Some of the stories are so sweet - there's one about a pig helping his owner that is so cute!

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  4. This sounds like a great book!! I love reading anything dog related and the rescuing definitely is both ways :)

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    1. Tha's for sure that the rescuing goes both ways!

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  5. Don't enter me! (I already have my copy and a copy to give away.) Thanks for reviewing the book, I'm next for tomorrow and I didn't ask Peggy any questions...LOL I'm winging it. There's your mischief. ;-)

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  6. Such a great book! We're so happy to also be a stop on her tour and to be able to help support her and the book.

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    1. As a felllow author, I'm sure I can speak for Peggy and say how much we authors appreciate it when bloggers support our books! So thank you!!

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  7. the more i read abt this book and Peggy's inspiration for wrting it want me to read it even ore. such a great bond b/t out pets and humans.

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    1. Indeed, there is a great bond between animals and humans. It's very special! (If you win - I hope we can find you! Hopefully you've left your contact email address if you've stopped by one of the other blogs??

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  8. I have not read it yet but would sure love to enter the contest! Sounds like a really touching book!

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    1. It is very touching! So many sweet stories!

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  9. We participated in the tour. Great book!

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    1. Very cool that you participated too. Thanks for supporting books and authors!

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  10. Sounds like a great book. Congratulations on having Abby's story included!
    --Wags (and purrs) from Life with Dogs and Cats

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    1. Thanks. I'm sure any animal lover will enjoy the book!

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  11. That was a great interview, and the book sounds wonderful
    stella rose

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    1. Thanks! That story she mentions in her one answer about the opposum is really cute! (And I don't even like - or apparently know how to *spell* - opposums!)

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  12. That looks like a great book, please enter us in the giveaway!! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Sounds like a wonderful book - we would like to be entered in the giveaway
    hugs
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

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    1. Good luck! I'm sure you'd love the book!

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  14. Sounds like a great collection of inspiring stories.

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  15. That looks like an interesting read! And the cover is great.

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    1. It;s nice because you can read it straight through, or just pick it up and read a bit here and there.

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  16. I like how you organized the sections! Can't wait to read it...

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    1. It is nice how the stories are organized. I think "rescue" is my favorite section!

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  17. It sounds like a wonderful book... and I do love the structure. It gives me a good feeling about the content of the book! Please enter me!

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  18. I am intrigued now about the pig and the possum, so enter me.

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  19. What a great interview! I'm loving this book tour!

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    1. It's very good - I'm sure you'd enjoy it!

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  21. I want to throw my hat in as well! Please enter me!

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  22. Peggy Frezon One Awesome Author! :)

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  23. Peggy Frezon has done a great job, the content is good and the bonding between humans and animals are well described.

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  24. Great post, sounds like a awesome book.

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