Welcome! I’m an award-winning author mostly known for the Doodlebugged Mysteries, but I’ve also had my work appear in such places as Realms of Fantasy, Bruce Coville’s Shapeshifter, The Arizona Republic, and American Forests. You can find a list of my books here, read my blog here, or learn more about me here.
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Meet Doodle, the obedience-impaired sniffer dog whose nose never lies.
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MIS-CHIPPED, the sixth Doodlebugged mystery is out!
Two microchips, two claims, one dog . . .
What happens when two people claim to own the same dog? And both insist they have the microchip number to prove it?
When Molly and Doodle watch a good friend’s dog race in a flyball tournament, Doodle thinks flyball might be fun. But when Grady’s dog shows an unusual talent for the sport, what initially seemed like a good thing throws Molly and her friend into a world of trouble and hard choices. Faced with the unspeakable, a claim that someone else owns Grady’s dog, Molly and Grady don’t believe it and set out to prove the truth. But when events spiral out of control, it takes Doodle’s nose, Molly’s persistence and all of their courage to set things right.
A family friendly mystery perfect for dog lovers of all ages.
Last February, I was delighted to discover that three of my works won Maxwell Medallions from the Dog Writers Association of America (DWAA). The winners were “Balance Due,” a touching short story about second chances, Doodlewhacked, an ongoing memoir of raising the obedience-impaired Shadow, available on this website, and, also available here, “Fly Away Home,” my farewell tribute to Shadow (the dog in the photo above.) I didn’t manage to go to the DWAA banquet this year, but I blogged about my super-cool trip in 2018, “Running with the Dogs in NYC.”
And that, as the saying goes, is all the news that’s fit to print.
Hope to see you here again soon!