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The Heart of Dog

The Heart of Dog$3.99
Original eBook Story Collection,
March 2011
Ed. Doranna Durgin
ISBN: 978-1-4524-6616-3
E-cover: Pat Ryan

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Sixteen stories, award-winning authors, and help for a sick dog...

The Heart of Dog collects my various doggie stories written & published in SF/F anthologies, and that's all it was initially meant to include--until my dog-loving writer friends heard about my plans to raise money for my sick ConneryBeagle with the anthology.

In short order, I had suddenly nine more stories, all from wonderful authors (go ahead, check them out at the end of the book!).

Friends of Connery: Jeffrey Carver, Julie Czerneda, Tanya Huff, John Mierau, Fiona Patton, Jennifer Roberson, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, & John Zakour (x2!); graphic artist Pat Ryan, and production assistant Tom Powers.

So here's to my dog-loving friends, with a special thanks to award-winning author/editor Julie Czerneda. And here's to ConneryBeagle, for being a dog of such heart and joy that readers are already offering words of encouragement, spreading the word, and--hopefully--enjoying this anthology. And, of course, here's to all the readers who have picked up this book simply because they love the heart of dog.  


"Doranna Durgin has an uncanny ability to put into words the thoughts and reactions we can almost see in the behavior of our animal companions. She has a well-trained understanding of animal behavior and her astonishing awareness of changes in attitude and mood gives her insight into their lives. She also has a special talent for translating that understanding into dialogue from their point of view. I follow her blog and newsgroup posts for updates on her animal family, and read everything she writes for those moments her non-human characters speak up. This collection holds a bonanza of those moments. That my purchase also benefits ConneryBeagle adds to the delight of owning these stories."
~Kristina Forsyth, Reader at Daily Cheap Reads

"I loved this book. The stories are engaging; some made me laugh, others made me cry. A very touching read and certainly for a good cause!"
~Jill Metcalf, Author of FAMILY REUNION

"If you've ever loved a dog, you will love this book..." 
~The Book Faerie

"Nobody writes dogs as well as Doranna."  
~Adrianne, B&N Reader

"This collection of stories will delight dog lovers and please all readers. I know of no one who can write from a dog's point of view more convincingly than Doranna Durgin. Buy it to help pay for Connery Beagle's medical care. Buy it because it's a collection of terrific stories. Just buy it! You can't go wrong."
~E. Rose Sabin, Smashwords Reader & Tor Author

Feef's House
: Doranna Durgin

A Bitch in Time: Doranna Durgin
The Right Bitch: Doranna Durgin
Bitch Bewitched: Doranna Durgin
Hair of the Dog: Doranna Durgin
A Call from the Wild
: Doranna Durgin
Brothers Bound
: Julie E. Czerneda
Totally Devoted 2 U
: John Zakour
: Fiona Patton
Dog Star: Jeffrey A. Carver
Finding Marcus
: Tanya Huff
Dog Gone: John Zakour
Mountain Challenge: John Mierau
After the Fall: Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Piece of Mind: Jennifer Roberson
Just Hanah: Doranna Durgin