Monday, October 26, 2009

Coffee with a canine: Laura Wiess, Janie & Maggie

Today's featured trio at Coffee with a canine: Laura Wiess, Janie & Maggie. Wiess [left, in the photo at right] is the author of the S&S novels Such a Pretty Girl, Leftovers and most recently, How It Ends. Her friends are Janie and Marvelous Maggie May, a "smart and sassy three year-old spayed Welsh Corgi."

How did Laura and Janie meet Maggie?
Jane's Basset hound took gravely ill and died suddenly, leaving her heartbroken, and swearing she could never bear to get another dog. But as time passed the house felt too lonely, so she began to think about it.

She went on a retreat and while walking in the woods with her sister, Jane broached the still painful subject of perhaps getting another dog, specifically a Welsh Corgi.

Five minutes after Jane had finished explaining the breed to her sister, who was unfamiliar with them, she looked up and blurted, "There! That's a Welsh Corgi right there!" because – and talk about a truly bizarre coincidence -- one had just darted out of the woods and down the path in front of them.
So Jane went home, located a woman who showed Corgis and was told of a family that had bred their Corgi one time before spaying, and there were pups available.

Jane drove out to see them, and came home with her Maggie girl.

As for me? I met Janie through her delightful brother Stew, and was totally enchanted with Maggie the first moment I saw her. I am...[read on]
Visit the official Laura Wiess website and blog.

The Page 69 Test: Such a Pretty Girl.

My Book, The Movie: Such a Pretty Girl.

The Page 69 Test: Leftovers.

The Page 69 Test: How It Ends.

Read--Coffee with a canine: Laura Wiess, Janie & Maggie.

--Marshal Zeringue