Some of y’all know that my debut thriller LOST AND FOUND will be published this fall.
You know me--there have to be furry characters in the book, including a German Shepherd service dog that has his own chapters and a Maine Coon cat who saves the day.
AN AUNT searches for her lost nephew—and dooms her sister.
A MOM gambles a miracle will cure—and not kill—her child.
A DOG finds his true purpose—when he disobeys.
Animal behaviorist September Day has lost everything—husband murdered, career in ruins, confidence shot—and flees to Texas to recover. She’s forced out of hibernation when her nephew Steven and his autism service dog Shadow disappear in a freak blizzard. When her sister trusts a maverick researcher’s promise to help Steven, September has 24 hours to rescue them from a devastating medical experiment impacting millions of children, a deadly secret others will kill to protect. As September races the clock, the body count swells. Shadow does his good-dog duty but can’t protect his boy. Finally September and Shadow forge a stormy partnership to rescue the missing and stop the nightmare cure. But can they also find the lost parts of themselves?
Pet behavior expert Amy Shojai’s LOST AND FOUND combines the medical tension of Robin Cook thrillers with the emotional heart of THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN.
Besides the featured dog Shadow, there are other dogs mentioned plus an awesome Maine Coon cat who saves the day at the end of the book. I’d like to share my joy and give y’all the opportunity to NAME THAT DOG or NAME THAT CAT–name these characters after YOUR furry wonder, for instance, or a beloved pet that has passed on, or a friend’s dog or cat, or even a human relative–your choice.
Those who win the naming opportunity will also receive a free copy of the book, and a mention in the acknowledgements. Depending on the response, I will select (random drawing) 10-15 dog names and 10-15 cat names, and YOU WILL VOTE (get your friends to campaign for you!) to select the final names to appear in the book.
Those who win the naming will not only get furry bragging rights, and an ADVANCE FREE COPY of the book, but also an acknowledgement in the book itself with a tidbit about your pet who shares that name. Sound good?
I'll be attending Thrillerfest this year as an ITW Debut Author 2012-2013, which makes me very proud.
Causes Amy Shojai Supports
Cat Writers Association, Winn Feline Foundation, AKC Canine Health Foundation, CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)