Coated With Fur: A Vet’s Life is now available at the St. Paul Public Library! Since my first book chronicles a Minnesota Veterinary Clinic, it was a great joy to learn that the St. Paul Public Library found it worthy to put on the shelves. Every library that adds it to their collection brings me joy. I hope you will forgive me for wanting to celebrate just a bit.
As a young women, I never thought I would write. However, I was often at the library checking out any book they had about animals. Libraries are a gift in our communities. Just as our local library contributed to my desire to become a veterinarian, that dynamic continues now for young people every day. All who love animals can learn so much and explore the human-animal bond through books by Dr. James Herriot or any of the other wonderful authors whose work on this topic enlightens us. I hope my book inspires others to pursue this wonderful profession of veterinary medicine.
2012 has become a great year for me in interfacing with libraries. I am deeply honored to present to the Arizona Library Association at their annual conference next month. In December, I am the speaker for the Pima Library Foundation in collaboration with the Humane Society of Southern Arizona. It will be fun to celebrate animals and books with people who love them both.
I am almost done with the first draft of the second in the series, Coated With Fur: A Blind Cat’s Love. It will be published in 2013. The writing is a joy given the support this new author receives from the St. Paul Public Library and many others. If you have not been in awhile, I encourage you to visit a library and undertake a new and wonderful exploration of their riches.