Sometimes one of the greatest accolades an author can get for her book is to have it made into a movie. Today, author Miriam Newman tells us her thoughts on what it would be like if her new book Rescued was made into a movie. Let her know what you think in the comments section. Follow the tour to read even more thoughts. And of course be sure to enter the giveaway!
What do you do when you are alone in the world? If you're a nice middle-aged lady with a social conscience, you go to your local shelter and adopt a rescue dog. Of course, sometimes it isn't only the dog who needs to be rescued. That's when life might send you a Dancer-Dog.
Read an excerpt:
Ahead and to the right, a smaller track branched off, leading to a wooden footbridge over a small, deep creek. The barking seemed to be coming from there and I thought she had probably gone down for a drink. I was starting to get a little anxious about my chicken in the oven, so I called her again, but all I got was more barking. Drat, I would have to go get her. Turning onto the path, I spotted her standing on the bridge beside a dark, hairy lump. Oh, Lord, she had found something dead. I just hoped she wasn’t rolling in it. She was licking it as if thinking about it.
“Dancer!” I hollered, not anxious to have a reeking dog I’d somehow have to bathe in freezing weather. She looked up at me and that’s when I saw it wasn’t dead. Dancer, the dog who hated other dogs, was licking the face of a dog lying on the bridge. Wait...no...not ON the bridge. He was IN the bridge. Incredulous, I realized that all four of his legs had somehow gone through the slats and he was stuck there like a cork in a bottle, unable to extricate himself.
“Oh, my God.” I slid on my knees beside the barely- breathing lump of old, frozen, snow-covered dog. He had a thick coat like a shepherd mix, but even so rivulets of water and ice were running in ropey snarls down his sides. His face was snowy and it was that snow Dancer was licking off him.
All proceeds to be donated to Home Free Animal Rescue, Red Bank, NJ.
To be honest, if this particular book was made into a movie, it would have to take on the elements of “Marley and Me.” Rather than a romance, it is a story of love…for the dog rescue that consumes my time when I am not writing and for the dog that began it all.
It was not a recent love. It has taken the passage of years for me to be ready to complete the story of Dancer, the dog I adopted from a local shelter after my husband died and the dog we had shared had also left me for the Rainbow Bridge. My house was quiet—way too quiet. Although that may be good for writing, it isn’t good for anything else.
Now, if you have read “Marley and Me”—and I love that book—I can only tell you that in terms of canine toil and trouble, Dancer ran a close second to that beloved dog character. She ate my house, she ate her crate, she tried to eat the cat and eventually the fox that lived in the woods and she gave my horses a run for their money. She terrified my neighbors’ dogs yet rescued an old dog she found at the edge of death. She was crazy and needy and neurotic and the best dog I ever had.
Eventually I had to write her book. I also had to foster dogs; I had seen the need and my house has never been without multiple dogs in all the years that followed. The canine characters that came after Dancer are indeed worthy of a movie in their own right, but she is the one that started it all. God rest you, pup, you were the best.
Miriam NewmanFantasy poetry driven by myths and legends has been my passion for as long as I can remember. I was published in poetry before catching the romance writing bug. I bring that background to my writing along with a lifelong addiction to horses, an 18 year career in various areas of psychiatric social services and many trips to Ireland, where I nurture my muse. My published works range from contemporary fantasy romance to fantasy historical, futuristic, science fiction and historical romance. Currently I live in rural Pennsylvania with a “motley crew” of rescue animals. You can see my books at www.miriamnewman.com.
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