Monday, October 31, 2011

The Rock The Ripple and The River

It hasn't been the year we all thought it would be. I had big, big plans after we reached Boston last June and immediately afterwards drove out to Colorado to work with my editor on the book about our mission.  I was only there for a few weeks before Murphy was diagnosed with nasal cancer. 

When I learned of his diagnosis I told her, "I don't know how to tell this story anymore".

One year later, it came to me how.

Our story can't be told in one book, but three. 

"The Rock, The Ripple, and The River"

It's Malcolm's birthday today and he's where the trilogy begins.  As a dogless, self centered Texas boy in his late twenties who wasn't raised with any sense of respect for companion animals, Malcolm became the rock that broke me.  Of my upbringings and my preconceptions.  He fundamentally changed me as a human being and my love and devotion to him set off a sequence of events that has touched thousands and thousands of lives. Book two is about that Ripple Effect that has sent shockwaves through time.  

In the third book of the trilogy I'll talk about the spiritual aspects of our journey.  Of a man who lacked the faith to take even the first step... of the grace and glory given to a once godless man who, though his travels, has learned the cost of eternal love and price of being so blessed. 

The whole story will begin being told December 2011...

The book poster was designed and expertly crafted after hours and hours of collaboration with Jamie Dennis. 


Solitude.Peace said...

It's been a while since I have read your work and the trilogy is greatly anticipated by me which I have no doubt it will bring me to both tears and laughter.

I knew today was Malcolm's birthday, I know all the boys except for Indy's at this point. Time has passed since Malcolm was given rest and interesting enough, I have never let him slip my mind. Each time I open the websites to 2 Million Dogs or 2 Dogs 2000 Miles I always think of him. These thoughts now hold Murphy as well. None of it would exist if you hadn't opened your heart.

I also know what it is like to not appreciate our canines as true companions. It took time for me to personally separate myself from the many beliefs and then to eventually follow my own. It is never easy but it is a road that I have traveled.

The cover you have here is stunning and it catches the eye immediately. It tells me only to stop and look further into what will follow. I have said many times before that I love to read your heart, the one you spill amoungst the pages that fill our lives. These books will be cherished and read from cover to cover. Rest assure, they will touch my heart.


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