Book Review of *Forever Dogs* by Tricia Spencer

 

Forever Dogs by Tricia Spencer 

Welcome to the dog-voiced imaginations of Forever Dogs: Wit and Wisdom from the Great Canine Beyond – Wagging Tails Telling Tales.

Immortalized in vintage photos that span more than a century, long-ago tail-waggers tickle humankind with a laugh, a smile, or a heartstring tug, as they share their innermost thoughts.

Playful pups do most of the talking, via captions, poetry, ads, short stories, pup advice, newsworthy tidbits, and dog connections to iconic organizations, but a few human voices share dog tales, too.

Flush with pictorial slices of days gone by, as well as unusual Doggone Smart associations between dogs and enduring pillars of American life, this book is a fiction/nonfiction rainbow created for all the dog-loving humans left behind when life’s memorable pooches became…Forever Dogs.

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Tricia Spencer received the Best Nonfiction Book award for “Tips, The Server’s Guide To Bringing Home The Bacon – The Customer Speaks!” from the Southwest Writers International Manuscript Competition. “Tips…” is available on Amazon.com and elsewhere and has become a training manual for restaurants and food servers around the country. Her short story, “Deviled Eggs,” was a winner in both the L. Ron Hubbard Writers Of The Future Competition for Science Fiction and CrossQuarter Publishing’s Paul B. Duquette Memorial Short Science Fiction Contest. “Deviled Eggs” is published in “CrossTime”, the 2002 science fiction anthology featuring the winners of the CrossQuarter competition. Her short story, “Miracle Man,” was a winner in the 2005 Cloak and Dagger Mystery Writing Contest where the finalists were judged by renowned mystery author Jeremiah Healy. And her short story, “Noses, Toes, and Elbows,” was a winner in the 2005 Scribes Valley Publishing Short Story Competition and is published in that publisher’s winners’ collection, “They Do Exist.” Another short story, “Empty Shoes,” took top honors at Scribes Valley and appears in the 2009 anthology, “The Road to Elsewhere.”

Tricia’s “Spirit Prayers for Joyful Living” is a Kindle exclusive.

Her 2011 book, “The Touch of Roy and Dale: The Impact and Influence of Roy Rogers, The King of the Cowboys, and Dale Evans, The Queen of the West, As Only Their Fans Could Tell It,” published by West Quest, is a unique fan-driven book about the indelible affect Roy and Dale had on the lives of their fans. “The Touch of Roy and Dale” was a 2012 USA Book News Award Finalist in the general biography category. It’s available in both paperback and as an ebook, and part of the book’s proceeds benefits Roy’s and Dale’s charity, The Happy Trails Children’s Foundation.

October 2012 brought the release of “1001 Wedding Ideas: The Ultimate Resource for Creating a Wedding No One Will Ever Forget”, published by Sellers Publishing. This huge, 544-page tome is chocked full of wedding planning possibilities.

The Touch of Roy and Dale, Volume II: Personally Told Stories of Lives Changed by Roy Rogers, The King of the Cowboys, and Dale Evans, The Queen of the West, CONTINUE was released in 2014, completing the two-book Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, West Quest series. Like Volume I, part of the proceeds from the sale of this book benefit Roy’s and Dale’s charity, The Happy Trails Children’s Foundation.

Both Volume I and Volume II of The Touch of Roy and Dale were honored as 2014 Indie Excellence Book Awards finalists, as well as Reader’s Favorite Book Awards finalists.

A historical romance novel is on deck, and the launch of Tricia’s unique, new wedding web site, “The Bridal Museum”, will happen in 2015.

For thoughts on weddings and other life issues, check out Tricia’s blog posts on the Huffington Post, and visit the “Life and Living With Tricia Spencer” link on her website: triciaspencer.net

Tricia is listed in “Who’s Who of American Women”, “Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders”, “Who’s Who in The West”, and “Who’s Who in The World”.

Her life pursuits reflect her philosophy that variety is truly the spice of life. From food service to touring with the International Company of Up With People to creating and marketing her own line of wedding accessories to author, with a world of diverse creative pursuits in between, Tricia has reveled in the highs and lows of self evolution and in the myriad of endeavors life has to offer.

Born and raised in Central Illinois, she and her husband, Mark, live in Southern California where they share their home with all manner of furry and feathered creatures. They also share a passion for the simple pleasures of life, like sharing a great meal or taking a drive through unknown territory.

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the perfect gift for present and future dog lovers. I absolutely loved this book; it is loaded with adorable vintage photos, poetry, and wisdom. It is filled with photos which captions are told from the dogs view. I recommend this book for all animal lovers.

I was gifted a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.       

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