Literary Lions, King County Public Library Foundation
Café owner Jessica Sheldon’s fear of canines hardly makes her a dog person. After the incident in her café the year before in which a dog almost destroyed her café, she’s been labeled the “dog hater” of Madrona, a town that’s famous for its annual dog festival, Woofinstock. Her life takes a turn at the start of Woofinstock when she rescues Zoë, a white German shepherd who can’t find her way home. When both Jessica and Zoë are struck by lightning in the town square, the unbelievable happens—the two switch bodies.
Join us at Off the Beaten Path for a chance to meet the author of this fast paced, funny novel. Saturday, June 23rd from 2-4pm at Off the Beaten Path Bookstore, 68 9th Street.
Location: Street: 68 9th Steet City: Steamboat Springs, Province: Colorado Postal Code: 80487 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Bainbridge Island author and animal lover Elsa Watson will debut her novel Dog Days. There will be a Dog Costume contest (well-manned canines are welcome!) and bow-wow for both dogs and humans!
Best-selling author Susan Wiggs says:"Everything I love in a book ... funny, tender, and beautifully crafted, with a perfect twist of an ending I didn't see coming."
Publishers Weekly says: "In this fast-paced, imaginative romp, Watson (Maid Marian) introduces Jessica Sheldon, a cafe owner with a deep fear of dogs. Unfortunately for her, Madrona, Wash., is packed with dog lovers and home to the annual Woofinstock. Jessica’s cafe is struggling in part because of an unfortunate antidog blowup on Jessica’s part during the previous year’s festival. While trying to make amends, Jessica rescues Zoe, a stray German shepherd—and a bolt of lightning causes the two to exchange bodies. Jessica has a crush on the town vet, Dr. Max Nakamura, and he reveals in front of “Zoe” that it’s reciprocated. But is Jessica destined to stay a dog forever, or will she eventually make her way back to her own body? For anyone who has ever wondered what their beloved pets would say if they could talk, this adorable PG-rated love story provides a sweetly imagined answer, with smart poetic justice in the end.
A Pacific Northwest native, Watson has always loved animals. After raising chickens and inoculating goats in the Peace Corps in West Africa, she and her husband moved to an island near Seattle where they’ve filled their lives with dogs, more chickens, and the cat they brought home from their travels. She currently works at the West Sound Wildlife Shelter, a wildlife hospital and education center. Watson is the author of Maid Marian (Crown, 2004; Three Rivers Press, 2005), a re-telling of the Robin Hood legend. Her novel Dog Days will be followed by The Love Dog in the spring of 2013.
Location: Street: 157 Winslow Way E. City: Bainbridge Island, Province: Washington Postal Code: 98110 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Elsa Watson is the author of Maid Marian, her debut novel (Crown, 2004), a Gateway Readers Award nominee. From 1996-1998 she served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Guinea-Bissau, West Africa. She lives and writes on Bainbridge Island, Washington. Visit her at http://www.elsawatson.net.
Elsa Watson is a LibraryThing Author, an author who lists their personal library on LibraryThing.