Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Coffee with a canine: Darden North & Valerie and Foxy

The current featured trio at Coffee with a Canine: Darden North & Valerie and Foxy.

The author, on how he and his dogs were united and how the dogs got their names:
Valerie was originally a Valentine’s Day gift to my daughter when she was in the eleventh grade. Valerie seemed to go well with Valentine, so Valerie Valentine North it was. I doubt if there are many other Chihuahuas named Valerie. Because she was so difficult to housetrain as a puppy, my wife and I became Valerie’s keeper. We’re still working on that seven years later and finally rolled-up the hall rug and put it away. When the same daughter was in college, she secretly bought Foxy from a kennel in Tennessee and gave her a name that I cannot remember. But...[read on]
About Darden North's new novel, Wiggle Room:
Brad Cummins is an Air Force surgeon who returns from overseas deployment after serving four months at the height of the Iraq War, during which he fails to save an injured soldier but mends the GI’s attacker. He endures rigid criticism from his peers, yet survives the medical tribunal’s investigation. Back in Jackson, Mississippi, still blaming himself for returning the insurgent to the killing fields, Cummins discovers his look-alike brother shot to death and is certain that he was the intended target. Both the police and Brad’s fiancée discount his fears as paranoia, forcing Brad to consult a psychiatrist. Then his fiancée is found murdered in his apartment. Now there is no doubt in his mind that he is marked for murder. But who will believe him?
Learn more about the book and author at Darden North's website and blog.

Read--Coffee with a Canine: Darden North & Valerie and Foxy.

--Marshal Zeringue