The author, on how she and Kota were united:
Kota was adopted from a Shelter by a local family when she was a puppy. They lived in Navy housing and had another dog, so when she kept on growing—and growing—they just didn’t have room for her. (She was also pretty rambunctious.) They put a listing in the Free Cycle list serve and my husband spotted it. When Kota first arrived, she raced all over the house, dashing up and down the stairs. It was hours before we got her to settle down enough for tummy rubs. About six months later we adopted her big brother Lucky [photo right: Lucky, Elsa, and Kota], and they’ve been a team ever since....[read on]About Elsa Watson's new novel, Dog Days, from the publisher:
In Elsa Watson's Dog Days, struggling café owner Jessica Sheldon volunteered to be the chairperson of Woofinstock, Madrona’s annual dog festival, to overcome her reputation as “number one dog hater” in her dog crazy Northwestern town. Determined to prove her dog-loving credentials, Jessica rescues Zoe, a stray white German shepherd— and in the process the two are struck by lightning.Visit Elsa Watson's website and Zoë the Dog's Facebook page.
Jessica wakes to discover paws where her feet should be, and watches in horror as her body staggers around the town square…. Zoe and Jessica have switched bodies. Learning to live as a dog is difficult enough, but Jessica’s real worry is saving her café from financial ruin. To complicate matters, she’s falling hard for Max, the town veterinarian.
It’s clear that Zoe is thrilled to live life on “human terms,” thoroughly relishing all of the fun and food Woofinstock has to offer. But Zoe is also anxious to use her new human skills to find her missing family—who may not want her back. And Jessica needs to confront a complicated figure from her past before she can move on with her life.
Jessica and Zoe will need to learn from each other to set things right, and possibly find acceptance and love in the bargain.
Writers Read: Elsa Watson.
Read--Coffee with a Canine: Elsa Watson and Kota.