Read a Book and Save a Dog

For those of you who don’t know, I am a “dog person”.

For as long as I can remember I’ve loved dogs – I don’t know why exactly, but I think it has something to do with their unique ability to love unconditionally, but that’s not important right now.

I’d like to tell you about a novel I wrote in the summer of 2011.

BTJ coverThe book is called Back Seat to Justice  and it actually began in 2009 as a reply to a writing prompt on a writer’s website I belong to. The assignment was to write the first chapter of a story given a few basic parameters. I wrote my chapter, it was reviewed and critiqued by the group and I then forgot about it.

Fast-forward to May of 2011, I had submitted Pump It Up to the editor for the first blood-letting and I was waiting for it to come back…in the meantime I found the unnamed chapter from the prompt and read it. I liked it, and I decided to continue with it.

So I posted chapter one on my other blog  and announced that I would post a new chapter each week until the story was complete (I figured if it was good enough for Charles Dickens it was good enough for me).

After four or five chapters I started getting feedback. People were digging it—and I was having fun meeting the challenge of writing a chapter a week.

By the time it was done I felt as though I had a pretty decent story (which came as a very pleasant surprise).

My intention was to leave the story on the blog as it was and let people enjoy it for free (I never said I was a good businessman).

So what does this have to do with my love of dogs, you ask?

I’m getting to that.

I have a good friend in Rhode Island who runs a non-profit dog rescue operation called Golden Huggs Recue. She posted a video of one of her rescue missions on facebook and it impressed the hell out of me to the point where I wanted to help.

Unable to just give her cash (I already told you about my business acumen – or lack thereof) I came up with an idea.

I took Back Seat to Justice off of my blog, (except for the first chapter) cleaned it up and released it as an e-book for the low price of $.99 and told my friend that I would donate half of all the money I get from sales to Golden Huggs.

So far I’ve given her a little money, but not nearly as much as I would like to, so I’ve decided to do two things in hopes of stirring the pot a bit…

First, I’m writing this blog-post which will hopefully drum up a few new readers (I may even throw a picture of some adorable puppies in just to increase the appeal).

Can I get an “Awwwww”?

Second, I released Back Seat as a paperback with a very attractive price ($10.69) and give half the proceeds of that to GHR as well.

So – if you love dogs, or if you just enjoy a good old-fashioned crime/action/suspense/mystery story with some interesting twists and a few laughs thrown in, please consider buying Back Seat to Justice and helping Golden Huggs continue their wonderful work.

Back Seat to Justice is available in at the following locations:

Kindle  – click here

All other forms of ebook including PDF for reading on your computer click here

The paperback is available here.

So that’s that.

Thank you for reading

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  1. Author Rebecca Heishman

    Reblogged this on Dancing With The MS MonSter and commented:
    Do you like to help with animal rescue? Then, buy this author’s book. Tim Baker dedicates 50% of the book price to Golden Huggs, Inc. It’s a win for everybody. Just do it.

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