New post Pets and Writing #Open Book Blog Hop #Wednesday Words #WordPressWednesday

New post Pets and Writing #Open Book Blog Hop #Wednesday Words #WordPressWednesday

Pets and Writing #Open Book Blog Hop #Wednesday Words

by abbiejohnsontaylor

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Welcome to another edition of Open Book Blog Hop. This week’s question is: “Do pets (or other animals) play an important part in your books? Tell us about them.”

Absolutely! I love dogs. I remember plenty of them when I was growing up. Now, I don’t want the responsibility of caring for them, but I enjoy incorporating them into my stories.

In my first novel, We Shall Overcome, my heroine’s boyfriend has an Irish setter named Molly. Last year when I was blocked on my novel-in-progress, a Great Dane puppy named Squeakers saved the day. Now, here’s an excerpt from my latest novel, The Red Dress, in which we meet Ginger, the family’s Black Lab.


The clicking of Ginger’s nails on the floor in the hall and the jingling of her collar interrupted Eve’s thoughts. She turned as the dog loped into her office and to her side and placed her head on her knee.

“Oh, Ginger, I wish the kids would take more responsibility for you,” said Eve, stroking the dog’s head. “I’ve finished the proofs, now, so all I have to do is check email, and then we’ll go for a walk. Okay?”

Ginger flopped onto the floor at Eve’s feet and looked up at her as if to say, “I’m holding you to that.”

Keep reading to find out how to find out if Ginger gets her walk via way of the info below…

abbiejohnsontaylor | May 5, 2021 at 1:00 am | Tags: Abbie Johnson Taylor, Black Labs, Dogs, Great Danes, Irish Setters, Open Book Blog Hop, Pets, The Red Dress, We Shall Overcome | Categories: Blog Hops, Dogs, Excerpts, Fiction, Inspiration, Novels, Open Book Blog Hop, Wednesday Words | URL:

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  1. Thank you, Patty, for reblogging.

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