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Blog Revival?

After a hiatus of almost three years, I’ve been thinking of reviving my blog. For one thing, I got a nice note from a woman who said she liked my novel Dog Nanny, and I think she’s now following my dead blog. I also thought, hmm, that makes three followers. My friend Lynn, my new fan, and me. Yes, I somehow clicked a button and now I’m following myself. I seem to be doing that a lot these days. 

I believe that’s why I quit blogging. That and the fact I’m too much of a perfectionist. Yes, there, I’ve admitted it. It took me forever to post just one blog because I was forever tweaking it. And playing with colors and fonts and what-not. And looking up words, like “what-not,” to see if I spelled them correctly. FYI, I am not going to look up “what-not,” so if I’ve misspelled it, I’ll just have to live with it. Unless my friend Roberta, who is not following my blog, corrects me.

Then there were the pictures. I could spend an hour searching for just the right picture to go with the blog. And sizing it and trying to decide whether it should go on the left or the right or center. Not this time. No ma’am. I am NOT going to include a picture with this blog. So there.

Holy moley! (You learn to talk like this when you teach high school for many, many years.)

Holy moley! I just looked and I suddenly have 436 followers! Where did all these people come from? I asked myself. Then I remembered clicking on a Facebook thingy, so I guess these are all my Facebook friends. The ones I abandoned about the time I quit the blog.

Anyway, with that many people following me, maybe I can quit following myself. Except it’s kind of nice to know where I’ve been.

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Viva Dog Nanny!

Cats supposedly have 9 lives, but in the Whitaker household, dogs also are known for their longevity. Our love child, Jolie Blon, just turned sweet sixteen.

A few days earlier, the second edition of Dog Nanny went live. Brought to you by Texas Twang Publishing, the new and improved version is available for download at Amazon.com.

The good news: it will be available for FREE on the following memorable dates: March 15 (ides of March), March 30 (my mother’s 90th birthday), April 1 (for obvious reasons), May 18 (my late father’s birthdate), and June 6 (D-Day).

 So mark your calendars and have a free read on me.

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DOG NANNY unleashed in Waco

I’d originally been told to allow three weeks, but it had been barely one.

It was Wednesday in Waco, and my copies of Dog Nanny were out for delivery. Had I been tracking them? You bet.

On Friday they’d left Nashville. From there they’d gone to Memphis and on to Dallas. Now they were in Waco. On the truck.

So we waited. At 6:27 it was my husband, not the dogs, who heard something at the front door.

As we opened one of the boxes, my own two poodles crowded around, excited about the paper and our mood. Food maybe? Nope, just a book with a picture of two foo-foo poodles on the cover.

Can an Abilene vet tech train two wayward poodles, while harnessing her desire for a handsome Waco pilot?

Get your copy of Dog Nanny now and find out. A romantic comedy set in Waco by local author Ann Whitaker.

Print copies now available at the Waco’s Animal Birth Control Clinic, 1531 Wooded Acres Drive, Waco, TX 76710, 254-776-7303; and online at Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.com. Electronic download available June 12 at The Wild Rose Press.

A portion of proceeds from sales goes to Animal Birth Control Clinic.

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