I’d like to thank the following people, in no particular order, for their help in making The Patron Saint of Dogs possible:

Jules – thank you for being my first puppy love. This book is dedicated to you. I would never have been a mother if I hadn’t found you wandering loose in the streets, eating garbage and dodging cars. I hope to see you again Over The Rainbow Bridge (I better, or there will be a hell of a scene at the pearly gates!)

Boxer – the most phobic dog I’ve ever known, thank you for needing a home just as I started writing this book. You have been an inspiration and helped me find peace by completing my pack.

Kitty – thank you for inspiring Psycho’s character. You are a hellion to live with but I wouldn’t turn my back on you for anything in the world. Please be nice to Boxer!

Ariy A – thank you for being my first reader and feeding this starving writer when she’s so absorbed in writing and editing she forgets to eat. There’s nothing like a sandwich appearing on your desk to fuel the fire!

Linda H – to my best friend and soul sister, I would not be the person I am today without your unwavering love and support. Your encouragement in writing this book has made it possible.

David K – thank you for your honest feedback, which is essential to making this the best book it can be.

Antal B – thank you for your advice, your unending kindness and for being a lawyer who goes above and beyond the call of duty.

Jackie E – thank you for letting me share Bruiser’s story with the world. How you rescued him when you were so young inspired Grace’s character more than you will ever know.

Archangel – thank you for giving me permission to include your tweet in chapter 8. Keep up the fight!

My fellow authors on Authonomy & Wattpad – thank you for being an unending and invaluable source of constructive feedback on the novel, enabling me to become the best writer I can be.

Dr A – I wouldn’t be alive if it wasn’t for you. Thank you for helping me find my way.

Readers & Followers – without your interest and support, my mission to help raise awareness and save abused and abandoned animals would not be possible. Thanks!

My family & friends – thank you — without your support and encouragement, I don’t know if I would have had the courage to write this novel.

To all the pets I’ve known & loved (and their people) – thank you for inspiring the characters in this novel. Walking and pet sitting you was a privilege and a pleasure.

But most of all,

To the millions of animals who are abandoned, abused, neglected and on death row every year: I can’t save all of you, but I can try and help you in my own way with this novel. I am trying to speak up for you who can’t.

To the millions of animal rescue workers, shelter staff and foster parents, this novel honours you in the best way I know how. You are all such brave and selfless people, I don’t know how you do it. Thank you for being the unsung heroes of our world.

One Response to Thanks!

  1. Ken Magee says:

    The animal world is so lucky to have you. Ken (Wattpad buddy)

If you like The Patron Saint of Dogs, please share it. All feedback is welcome.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: