I just found out that my book, Dogs of Dreamtime, has been nominated for the DWAA (Dog Writers Association of America) 2006 awards, in the category for best general interest dog book. I learned of this through a friend who’s on a dog list, who read a posting from another friend, who’d received an email newsletter from DogWise. Wonder when DWAA was planning on letting me know…?

Anyway, here’s what DogWise (the Amazon of dog books) has to say about it:

  • “Dogs of Dreamtime by Karen Shanley. A story about second chances and the power of love between a woman and her dogs. We are all betting that this book is likely to be one of the most honored at the awards banquet.”

Pretty cool, huh?!

Okay, enough about me. While I have your ear, just a quick reminder that the ARPH 2007 Aussie Rescue Calendar is now available from the ARPH eBay store. It makes a great gift for the holiday season. The 11 x 17 calendar (when opened) is full of beautiful, rescued Aussies who all got to have happy endings. And the money goes to a very worthy cause. If you’re stuck and in need of that perfect gift for that hard-to-buy-for dog person, just think how happy your friend would be to receive such a beautiful calendar, while knowing that you contributed to a worthy cause at the same time.