Top 100 Books for #Dogs and their People!

Wesley Banks, author of the newly-released Faith in Every Footstep, has compiled a list of his Top 100 Dog Books using a complex, dog-eared algorithm of ratings, reviews, and sales (call it Moneyball for Mutts) — and It’s Just A Dog is proud to chew up the #30 slot!

Also, Mr. Banks is gifting a bundle of classic dog books this weekend — so check out his giveaway here on his website!

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Welcome to It’s Just A Dog

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Welcome to the website for my dog book/dog blog, It’s Just A Dog, available on Kindle ebook and paperback at Amazon.com and Amazon UK. You can read the first chapter for free!

Like the banner says, it’s part book, part blog — and ALL DOG. (Okay, there may be a few cat videos, too, to show some love for the other team!)

Now I know what you’re thinking: does the world really need another dog book? Hasn’t English literature pretty much covered this territory in the past century — e.g., Old Yeller, My Dog Skip, and Marley & Me? Well, yes and no. The thing that makes It’s Just A Dog stand out from the pack from all those other dog books is that in this story the dog dies in the beginning, and then comes back from the dead!

So what’s the book about? Here we go…

IT’S JUST A DOG : THE NOVEL

What if your dog died and then came back as a ghost…that could talk? Would you welcome him back with open arms or run away scared to death?

This is the premise of IT’S JUST A DOG, a new novel about love, pet loss, and one man’s dog who rises up yapping from the grave.

Charlie Keefe is not just your typical dog lover –– he’s a world famous dog painter, a.k.a. “The Picasso of Pooch Portraits”. Unfortunately, Charlie’s beloved muse, Pete, his lovable Jack Russell terrier, has just died. And he’s totally devastated by the loss of his furry best friend.

So, after months of grieving over his dearly departed soulmate, Charlie reluctantly agrees to foster a new puppy –– a cute Cavalier King Charles spaniel named Brownie from the local animal shelter. Soon after, Charlie is surprised to find himself falling head over heels with this new puppy girl, his ‘Rebound Dog’, as he calls her –– as well as being romantically attracted to Janelle Jordan, the head hound at the dog rescue.

But then complications arise when the ghost of his old dog, Pete, mysteriously reappears one night and comes back to haunt him and the new puppy –– setting off a bizarre chain of events that throw Charlie’s life, career, and entire belief system into chaos!

If you’ve enjoyed such classic dog books as The Art of Racing in the Rain and A Dog’s Purpose, then you are bound to find a place in your heart for IT’S JUST A DOG.

IT’S JUST A DOG is not just for dogs. It’s for anyone who has ever lost a pet –– and learned to love again. If you’re a feel-good fan of dog books, make IT’S JUST A DOG your special treat! (Available at Amazon.com and Amazon UK – download the Kindle app here for ebooks).

As an added bonus, a portion of sales during the book’s launch was donated to Muttville Senior Dog Rescue (in San Francisco, CA), which believes that every dog deserves a happy ending.

Check out the It’s Just A Dog book trailer below…

Hear Pets Aloud…at Litquake!

Is that the dog book world shaking, or are you just excited for this weekend’s Pets Aloud Litquake event? If you don’t know, Litquake is the San Francisco Bay Area’s annual week-long literati celebration featuring scheduled readings all over the city.

And It’s Just A Dog, along with several other fine animal-loving authors, including Melissa Cistaro, Jane Vandenburgh, DB Finnegan, Meg Donohue, and Rosaleen Bertolino, will be having a pet-friendly party at Woodland Pets & Treats in Mill Valley on Saturday, October 12, at 2 pm. So come for the stories, and stay for the snacks!

To check out the full schedule of Litquake readings with such notables as Adam Mansbach, TC Boyle, and Delia Ephron, go here.

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It’s Just A Dog Is Just An Amazon Bestseller!

As the dog days of summer have finally come to an end, I would like to send out a HUGE THANK YOU to all those who purchased a Kindle or paperback copy of It’s Just A Dog — in which 50% of sales were donated to Muttville Senior Dog Rescue during the 3-month launch.

And on top of supporting Muttville, you’ve also helped the book become an Amazon Bestseller (alongside some very cool cats)! Thanks again so much — we couldn’t have done it without you!

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