Friday, May 28, 2010

Coffee with a canine: Lila Dare & Marco

This weekend's featured guests at Coffee with a Canine: Lila Dare & Marco.

Dare, on how Marco joined her household:
When we lost our last dog at thirteen, a chocolate Labrador named Hawk, we waited a year and a half and did a fair amount of research before choosing Marco. We wanted a somewhat smaller dog that shed less than a Lab, and we wanted one who was smart and good with kids. We looked at Portuguese water dogs, Soft-coated wheaten terriers, and a couple of others before deciding Marco was meant to be our next family member. We got him from a breeder in Alabama. I flew out there to pick him up and he came back in a carrier that fit under the seat in front of me. The lady seated beside me was surprised and relieved to see the puppy when we de-planed; she'd been wondering why I was talking to my luggage throughout...[read on]
Author of the Southern Beauty Shop mysteries, Lila Dare was born in Georgia and has lived in Alabama, Mississippi, and Virginia.

Among the praise for her latest novel, Tressed to Kill:
"Humor, heart and a first-class who dunnit ... readers will be anxious to make the return trip to St. Elizabeth, Georgia, to check in on the adventures of the girls from Violetta's."
--Casey Daniels, author of Dead Man Talking

"Tressed to Kill sparkles... Stylish, swift-paced, and charming."
--Carolyn Hart, author of Laughed 'Til He Died

"Enticing and eccentric Southern characters combined with suspenseful tension and twists."
--Linda O. Johnston, author of Feline Fatale
Read an excerpt from Tressed to Kill, and learn more about the book and author at Lila Dare's website.

Coffee with a Canine: Lila Dare & Marco.

--Marshal Zeringue