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Monday, 21 March 2016

☀ My Dog Can Fly [1] - Patricia Grasher

Thank you for joining us on the first day of the Release Week Celebrations for My Dog Can Fly, a Middle Grade Adventure by (, Hazel Dell Press, 116 pages).

Don't miss our interview with author Patricia Grasher.

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and excerpt below. Read the first two chapters with Amazon Look Inside.

My Dog Can Fly
is FREE on Kindle Unlimited and Kindle Owner's Lending Library.

Author Patricia Grasher will be awarding a $15 Amazon/BN gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.

Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts (☀), interviews (ℚ), reviews (✍) and guest blog posts (✉).


Synopsis | Teaser | Author Q&A | About the Author | Giveaway & Tour Stops

Synopsis

When a mysterious cave is found by ten year old Michael and his cousin Emma they are excited. But the cave is not an ordinary cave and the hidden secrets inside that cave are more than they bargained for.

Michael and Emma soon find themselves involved in a dangerous series of events that cause them to join forces with the hidden cave dwellers in order to order to rescue a small boy with a huge secret.

Teaser: Excerpt

Prologue

     Do not be afraid. Caden grabbed tighter onto Aminta’s fur as they sailed through the midnight sky of a thousand stars. Do not be afraid. He closed his eyes and whispered the words again as he buried his face into the warm and heavily furred, ruff of the dog’s neck.
     It wasn’t working.
     He was afraid.
     From the minute, he had been grabbed in the night by silent strangers he had been afraid. A rough hand had smothered his mouth with a cloth so he wouldn’t scream but he had struggled and tried so hard to cry because he was, no matter what his mom had told him. Afraid.
     He was safe now though. For the moment. Big dog had saved him. His mom had told him he would, that he should not be afraid. But it was hard not to be afraid.
     What if they found him again?

My Dog Can Fly
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About the Author

Patricia Grasher is my pen name for the series, My Dog Can Fly.  It’s my pretend name.  The name I write when I enter a world of magic and adventure.  Where anything can happen and often does.

I am now doing what I have always wanted to do. Write books for children. Like Peter Pan a certain part of me has ‘refused to grow up’ and writing allows the fantasy to bloom and grow. My first book, My Dog Can Fly was released in March 2016.

In my ho-hum real life my name is Patricia Proctor. I live in Vancouver, Washington with a giant big dog named Andre who plows through the house and expects everyone to step aside because he is coming through. Pudge my little dog who wants to be first but realizes this is not always possible around Andre. (He squeals if Andre gets too close as he has been run over a few times too many.) And finally there is my cat, Buddy. He is really the brains of the outfit. Being smart he waits until the thundering herd (my nickname for Andre) passes through and then pretty much does whatever he wants. Sleep, chase squirrels, fights off other cats who dare to trespass into his yard, etc.

Looking back in time I have done a number of silly and amazing things. I spent four years in the U.S. Navy as a Cryptologic technician, getting into all sorts of trouble in Iceland and Germany before being sent back to the United States and told to be a good sailor. Straighten up and sail right. Which I sort of did. After my service was over I bummed around for a couple of years and then joined a monastery in Spokane, Washington. I was a nun for 30 years living a good life with some wonderful sisters. I published 5 books, ran a full time AM radio station from the fourth floor and had a large internet ministry that was recognized at one point by USA Today. I actually managed to live a pretty active life for a contemplative nun.

My life changed in 2009 when things inside my head and outside no longer seemed to fit. I went through a lot of counseling and came up with the decision that being a nun was no longer the best for me. In 2011 I was officially give the okay from Rome to return to lay life. My time in the monastery was wonderful it just wasn’t for forever. God does call us to new adventures all the time. My latest adventure is writing this children’s action fantasy book.

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Giveaway and Tour Stops

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Follow My Dog Can Fly's tour at:

Mar 21: BooksChatter
Mar 22: The Reading Addict
Mar 23: Long and Short Reviews YA
Mar 24: Literary Addicts / Eva Millien
Mar 24: T's Stuff
Mar 25: Natural Bri
Mar 25: Books in the Hall

17 comments:

  1. Thanks for the excerpt and giveaway, appreciate them both

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    1. Hi James! Don't forget to also check out our interview with the author ;-)

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  2. This looks lovely, thanks for sharing :)

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  3. Thanks so much for sharing my book on your blog. Love the way you put everything together on your site. I am impressed. Will be sharing our site with my friends and following. You rock!

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    1. Hello Patricia, thank you for popping by!
      And thank you - that's really sweet of you :-)

      Thank you for the great Q&A! and I loved your blog with your furry friends :-)

      Take care,

      Flora

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  4. Where is your favorite place to read?

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  5. Sounds like a great read.

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  6. Sounds like something my son would enjoy! Thanks for sharing :)

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  7. I really enjoyed the comments and the excerpt. What a fun read for kids.

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  8. Thanks for the giveaway! I like the excerpt and cover. :)

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  9. sounds like a great book! Thanks for the giveaway.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  10. I appreciate you taking us the time to bring us giveaways such as this, thank you

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  11. Have a great Wednesday and saying thank you ce again for this chance to win

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  12. I am appreciative of the excerpt and giveaway, thanks

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  13. I didn't discover the joy of reading until my teens. I wish I'd had books like this to read when I was a kid, then I would have definitely started reading earlier.

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