Sunday, November 13, 2022

Coffee with a canine: Barry Wilker & Sam

Featured at Coffee with a Canine: Barry Wilker & Sam.

The author, on how he and Sam were united:
How were you and Sam united?

We were united via kismet. We are a dog family. Our previous two PBGV’s (Petit Brussels Griffon Vendeens) died 2 years apart. We were waiting for the breeder to let us pick one from a new litter that was 6 months in the future. We became pretty morose. We lost our last PBGV in November of 2021. During the depths of depression, a neighbor became worried about us and came across Sam at 7 months old. Sam was up for adoption due to a divorce situation. We were interviewed here at our home and loved him immediately. He had been professionally trained so there was very little for us to do other than love him and get him used to having parents 24/7. It was...[read on]
About Wilker's new novel, The Lapone Sisters:
In the summer of 1976, three exceptionally different sisters begin walking their individual paths. Schmellda, the eldest daughter, launches into her personal tale of family and self-discovery. Setting out on her own for the first
time in her life, she remains a frumpy self-appointed mother hen to her younger sisters.

Sorina is her stunning and stuttering middle sibling, venturing out slowly in search of her dreams. The youngest, Esmerelda, is an outspoken, non-filtered, sharp-tongued fireball ready to fly from the nest. Their parents have provided a safely nurtured life for the three. It is in this happy environment that an unimaginable spiral of events begins that will change all their lives forever.

The girls compete, take road trips, and go to camp. They get makeovers, follow their hearts, and fall in love. Over the months, the sisters cross paths and wits with each other and encounter a menagerie of misfits, loners, losers, and dreamers, marking an adventure like no other. Their wry humor, hopes, and fledging philosophies take them, and you, to places never imagined.
Visit Barry Wilker's website.

Coffee with a Canine: Barry Wilker & Sam.

--Marshal Zeringue