Thursday, November 16, 2023

The dog has it, by J.C. Kavanagh


Book 1 of the Award-winning series, The Twisted Climb

When your dog groomer asks permission to 'get creative' with your Airedale Terrier's unruly fur, do you say yes, or no?

My daughter's family dog, Zeus, is a lovable, three-year-old gentle giant. He has lots of curly, non-shedding fur that grows like yeast in heat. So when the groomer asked permission to be creative with Zeus' 'trim,' and also that the end-result photo be included in an international dog groomers' competition, my daughter said yes.

Here's Zeus, pre-trim.

Hours and many treats later, here he is, groomer-trimmed, in glorious cowboy fashion. 

And yes, the groomer received the highest international grooming honour in more than 20 years of business!

While there's no mention of a dog in my Twisted Climb trilogy, the storyline in the final book, A Bright Darkness, includes a mythical underwater monster (Mishibeshu - controls the Un-World), a spirit eagle (Thunderbird - controls the upper world), a beaver, and a muskrat. What do they have in common? Well, you'll have to check it out for yourself, and discover why A Bright Darkness has 5-Star ratings. 

Stay safe everyone!

J.C. Kavanagh, author of
The Twisted Climb - A Bright Darkness (Book 3), finalist in the 2022 Critters Readers' Poll,
The Twisted Climb - Darkness Descends (Book 2) voted BEST Young Adult Book 2018, Critters Readers' Poll and Best YA Book FINALIST at The Word Guild, Canada
The Twisted Climb,
voted BEST Young Adult Book 2016, P&E Readers Poll
Voted Best Local Author, Simcoe County, Ontario, 2021
Novels for teens, young adults and adults young at heart
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