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Newsworthy

Recently, our hometown newspaper was gracious in printing an article that allowed more exposure towards K9 Rocky.  Although the article focused on me, I tried to deflect attention towards Rocky as he is by far a much more interesting character.  Many of my responses...

CLOSE ENOUGH

Marketing. Until completing Rocky’s book, I had never given much thought to the simple, three syllable word. Now, the word has a much deeper meaning as I struggle on how to reach interested readers. With my marketing effort, I have more respect and understanding how...

HUMBLING PRAISE

Rocky’s book competed well in book competitions and Judges were kind with comments.  However, their eyes were honed to specific elements and, admittedly due to time limitations, they acknowledged not reading the book in its entirety. Conversely, I recently went...

FORGOTTEN

In writing Rocky's memoir, I tried to include everything. Needless to say, that was an impossible goal.  But, every once in awhile, a coworker will reminisce over a Rocky story that usually begins, "Remember when..." The following incident is not included in the book...

REVELATION

August 4th. An insignificant date to most people, but for me it brings back anniversaries of two powerful events .  Fifteen years ago, K9 Rocky was shot in the line of duty and on this date nine years ago, I had to put him down which buckled me to a level of...

INVISIBLE TROPHIES

Well, with no illusions of grandeur, I entered K9 Rocky: A Cop Without A Badge into several book competitions while hoping for something noteworthy. Feedback from most has been that the book is nice and the story line intriguing, but, thanks for the entry money and...

The Struggle Is Real

“Now that you wrote the book, the real work has yet to begin.” That statement sucker punched me several times during my journey of writing Rocky’s story.  Secretly, I shrugged it off as there was no way it could be true because sculpting his book seemingly was a never...

CHANCE ENCOUNTER

Sleepless, I give up trying to turn off my brain and swing out of bed to patter around the house prioritizing my 2 a.m. activities.  I enjoy the darkness and silence.  As usual, thoughts turn to Rocky and now that his book is available, I struggle over a marketing...

The Big Release

After losing Rocky, having his story as a computer file provided an easily accessible way to for me to continue to spend time with him. Simply powering on the computer and opening up the file became the cheap substitute of opening the door and seeing him patiently...

Weeks Away

“Don’t worry, although I won’t break even, I’ll be good for the loan.” Such a comment is undoubtedly the absolute wrong statement to make when asking to borrow money from a bank, but I own it. The loan officer skeptically wrinkled her brow and rubbed her chin while...