(be sure to check out the cool book trailer video of the book below!)
Ghosts and dogs I think, make for a great story, don't you? I'm so excited to welcome Mary Cunningham, my guest blogger today whose book, Cynthia's Attic: The Magician's Castle features her beloved dog, Molly, who went to doggie heaven as she was writing this book. But her legacy lives on... as you will read. Welcome, Mary!!
I was in the middle of writing Book Four of my series, "Cynthia's Attic," when our furry, adopted "daughter" left for Doggy Heaven. Molly was 16, and had filled our lives with joy, laughter and love for almost 13 years. My friends knew what a hole this left in my heart, so one suggested, "Why don't you write Molly into the book?"
Oooh, great idea! Molly, the Time Traveling Canine. Love it! Okay, that's not the title. It's really "Cynthia's Attic: The Magician's Castle," but this little pooch plays an important role in helping best friends, Cynthia and Gus, find clues that might lead to a magician's missing assistant (and fiancée).
I don't want to give away too much about Molly's magical role, but the name and stature of Secretariat comes to mind. Heh-heh.
Although I didn't exactly write Molly's role as a Ghost Dog, she clearly has powers that allow her to travel back and forth through time, and change shapes along the way. I did some research on other fictional ghost dogs, and came up with some really scary examples!
"The Barking Ghost," by R. L. Stein in which Cooper and his friend Margaret are targeted by two evil dogs who cast a spell to switch bodies with the children, comes to mind. I can tell you right now, Molly has no evil intentions. Nor does she want to switch bodies with Cynthia or Gus. But, she does pull off some pretty amazing feats!
Just like our Molly, who stole the hearts of her mom and dad with her big brown eyes, wagging tail and boundless love so many years ago.
Who is your favorite literary ghost dog?
Thanks, Frankie for inviting me to your blog! You and Molly would've gotten along great!
Check out the cool video!!
Mary Cunningham is the author of the award-winning 'Tween fantasy/mystery series, Cynthia’s Attic. She is proud to announce book four, "The Magician's Castle," is due for release in December, 2009. Her children's mystery series was inspired by a recurring dream about a mysterious attic. After realizing that the dream took place in the home of her childhood friend, Cynthia, the dreams stopped and the writing began.
She is also co-writer of the humor-filled, women's lifestyle book, "Women Only Over Fifty (WOOF)," along with published stories, "Ghost Light" and "Christmas Daisy," A Cynthia's Attic short story.
Purchase your copy today from Amazon!
Be sure to follow along on Mary's blog tour and up next is:
DEC 11 - Laura Schaefer - Teashop Girls Blog - "Friendship in Cynthia's Attic"