Friday, September 03, 2010

Coffee with a canine: Laurie Frankel & Calli

This weekend's featured duo at Coffee with a Canine: Laurie Frankel and Calli.

Frankel, on how Calli joined the household:
Calli was found as a puppy by the side of the road with three of her brothers and sisters by a guy in Dover, Delaware who trained animals for a living, mostly to help disabled people. But right after he found the puppies, he acquired a pony, and evidently you have to tend to the ponies right away, so he had to get rid of the dogs. The other puppies he sold as working dogs to farmers in the area. But Calli was the runt, so he put an ad in the paper and sold her for 25 bucks. You could tack three zeroes on the end, and she would still...[read on]
Laurie Frankel lives in Seattle where it's sometimes hard to find a day on which to take an author photo without an umbrella. Originally from Columbia, Maryland, she often fails to understand why it won't stop raining in Seattle. Then it becomes summer there, and she remembers why she loves it. She teaches writing, literature, and gender studies at the University of Puget Sound. She roots for the Orioles and the Mariners (and thus is often very frustrated during baseball season). She makes good soup.

Read an excerpt from The Atlas of Love, and learn more about the book and author at Laurie Frankel's website and blog.

The Page 69 Test: The Atlas of Love.

Read--Coffee with a Canine: Laurie Frankel and Calli.

--Marshal Zeringue