Pets of different shapes and sizes often wiggle their way into my books. In FACELIFT, a crazy out of control beast of a dog pushed my heroine to the brink. Even in FORSAKEN, pets speckle the story landscape, which was very natural because a lot of Amish have pets. And how do I know how to make these pets behave? Because I have several in my house.
Sometimes, I think I live in a barn. First, there’s Liberty, our white lab. She’s about to turn 10 and is as sweet as can be. Then there’s Miracle, our rescue kitty, who is almost 9 and not very friendly. Then there’s Hilo, our black labradoodle, named for our favorite spot on the island of Hawaii. We affectionately call her The Hilo Monster because of her wild and crazy antics. She’s almost three. And finally, our newest addition is a blond/orange tabby who is our only boy. He’s named Sawyer, for the hunk in LOST, because he’s such a loverboy. He has stolen our hearts. But he’s also a tyrant and rules the roost. Thankfully, he and Hilo get along great and they play together. Liberty wasn’t so sure about Sawyer but even she is happy to rub noses with him. Miracle is still a bit out of sorts but I have confidence Sawyer will wear down her defenses.
You can read about all their crazy antics on my facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Leanna-Ellis/49487472434
And here’s Leann’s latest book!
PLAIN FEAR: FORSAKEN by Leanna Ellis
Sourcebooks, ISBN 978-140225540