Last Chance to Get Your Dog in “Haint”

As much fun as I've had reading all the entries I will have to close the Haint contest as I turn the page from September...

Joy  |  Sep 27th 2006


Make Your Dog A Literary Star

Haint: A Tale of Extraterrestrial Intervention and Love Across Time and Space

As much fun as I’ve had reading all the entries I will have to close the Haint contest as I turn the page from September into October. That means there are just a few more days to enter the “Get Your Dog in a Book” contest.

For those of you who may have missed the original posting a few weeks back, I’m running a contest to find one or more new dog characters (and maybe even breeds) to go in the now under construction sequel to my novel, Haint: A Tale of Extraterrestrial Intervention and Love Across Time and Space. To keep it fair, here’s the original posting:

If you haven’t read Haint here’s a very quick thumbnail of the scifi doglit novel. Haint is told from the point of view of two characters — the Weimaraner Haint and his human, Amanda. There are other breeds and dogs mentioned in the novel including St. Bernards, Pugs, Airedales, Great Danes and especially Border Collies. The novel is set in the future where people are living in tribes based on their preferred breed of dog. If you would like to read a few chapters, check out my web site.

The sequel will have all these breeds and more, including a large tribe of mixed breed dogs. I already have several new breeds included in the sequel BUT, and this is where you come in, there is room for some new characters and maybe new breeds.

If you would like to see your favorite dog (there aren’t any cats in Haint but if you can make a good enough case for your cat there may be one in the sequel) become a character in a novel then bark in and give ne the following info:

Your candidate’s name, gender and breed
Dogster ID (if a Dogster)
Catster ID (if a Catster)
Why your candidate should be a character in a book
Why your candidate’s breed should be in a book (if they aren’t already in Haint)
Specifically why your candidate fits in the sequel to Haint (Hint–this is the most important question)

The contest closes the last day of September so send your entries into me as soon as you can. BTW, send them to me via “Bark to the Blog.” If you post them here in the comments section everybody will be able to read it but they’ll also be able to copy your dog’s style.

There’s no limit on the number of dogs (or cats) you can enter and please feel free to crosspost this announcement!

If you need to get a copy of Haint, check out Amazon.com, Borderlands-Books.com, Powells.com, any online bookseller or you can order it through any bookstore. Several petstores (see my website) and Borderlands Books in San Francisco also have copies in stock.