Tales from a Dog Catcher

Tales from a Dog Catcher

"In the tradition of James Herriot's All Creatures Great and Small and John Grogan's Marley & Me, Tales from a Dog Catcher is a humorous and heartwarming collection about love, laughter, loss, acceptance, and fate, in the world of an animal control officer."
- Publishers Marketplace"

...Writing in a style reminiscent of James Herriot’s All Creatures Great and Small, she recalls her experiences in 22 vignettes that dispel and replace stereotypes with an image of a compassionate individual concerned with animals and people alike. Like Herriot, she is a gifted storyteller and an astute observer.... At times amusing and heart-wrenching, this memorable book deserves wide readership. Highly recommended for public libraries. "
- Library Journal (starred review)

... In Tales from a Dog Catcher, she brings together these experiences in a magical book that is funny, touching, and heartrending by turns." - Amazon.com

"This is a wonderful book. I had a hard time putting it down. I was laughing and tearing up, sometimes at the same time! I didn't want it to end..."-Nina Killham, Bestselling Author of Believe Me, How to Cook a Tart, and Mounting Desire

"Having good writing skills isn't a prerequisite for getting a job as a dog catcher, but the two certainly make a good combination for the author of Tales from a Dog Catcher...Some stories are funny - some may move you to tears. I may be barking up the wrong tree, but I think they will appeal to animal lover's and even those who don't care for pets will enjoy reading about the eccentric people involved in these tales from a dog catcher." ...Phyliss Davidson - INFO Metropolitan Library System Magazine. Oklahoma

"Summer reading! Enjoy tales about hero hounds, crazy cats. Great dog books just made for Summer Reading! ... Here's a list of some of our favorite books ... Tales from a Dog Catcher by Lisa Duffy-Korpics is a collection of real stories about people and the animals they encounter...this book is in the tradition of "All Creatures Great and Small" by James Herriot. The stories are funny, sad, uplifting and even silly." ...Laurie Denger - Dayton Daily News. Ohio

"...In Tales from a Dog Catcher," author Lisa Duffy-Korpics recounts her years as an animal control officer in a series of fascinating and engaging stories...the stories can be funny and heartbreaking, often simultaneously...However, there is no shortage of entertaining encounters. Animal lovers will appreciate the candid tales, and enjoy a new perspective on an often unexamined profession."...Dog Channel.com

"Lisa's numerous on-the-job adventures are compiled in this collection of sad, charming, delightful and humorous short stories. ...Animal lovers of all ages will appreciate Lisa’s recollections of her memorable encounters with domestic animals and injured wildlife in the beautiful Hudson Valley." ...Rachelle Nones - Tri County WOMAN magazine. New York

Sunday, January 3, 2010

"Tales" Available on Kindle

The first good thing about 2010 - Amazon.com fixed the Tales from a Dog Catcher page! The week before Christmas I noticed my Amazon rank rising from the usual 20 to 50,000 mark, (which for someone like me, who is NOT James Patterson or Dan Brown - is really good...averaging about a book a day since mid-September), up to the 200,000 range to 400,000 plus range. Now, for those people who have a life and are not tracking their Amazon sales - low is good, high is bad. It's the opposite of money and stocks - maybe I can equate it to age. Lower is better. (I could argue that, but that's a post for another day).
They were very nice and helpful and got back to me within a few days. It was during the holiday week and even so it was repaired right away. I love Amazon!

Will my sales rank improve to what it was the past few months? Probably not - I have a feeling that holiday shopping may have had something to do with it, but I remain hopeful. The Kindle numbers are great - but then again I think Santa might've brought a Kindle for those of you who were very good - so that may explain that.

So far, Tales from a Dog Catcher is available on Amazon's Kindle and Sony's e-Reader, but not yet available on Barnes & Noble's Nook. I'm hoping sometime in the future it will be, although I don't know the logistics of how that works.It seems to me that the books available so far are either the classics, (no copyright issues), and the big bestsellers. My husband ordered me a Nook for Christmas, and even though it looked like a great product, with the lack of time I have with work, my family, and trying to find time to write - it seemed like something else I would have to plug in and charge on top of everything else I have sitting around on my desk requiring a plug. I've run out of outlets. If I add any more power strips and/or surge protectors to this house, it might explode.

Besides, since I found out that I can download any book I want onto my iPod Touch - I do that all the time and there seems to be no limit as to what book I can select on Amazon. So - if in the future I decide to buy a digital book reader, it will definitely be the Kindle.

Best wishes to everyone for a great week ahead...it may be a bit cold and difficult to rebound from the holidays, but at least we're in it together!

photo courtesy of Amazon.com

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The Lyon Press, Guilford,Connecticut
The Lyons Press is an imprint of The Globe Pequot Press
Cover design by Georgiana Goodwin
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Printed in the United States of America
US $16.95 / CAN $19.95
Tales from a Dog CatcherDuffy-Korpics © 2009
Dewey: 636.7
Dogs — New York (State) — New York — Anecdotes. Dog rescue — New York (State) — New York — Anecdotes. Duffy-Korpics, Lisa