When a rescue dog is first adopted he has no idea what awaits him in his new life. Will it be good or bad? That’s all Barney worries about. But sharing his new life between two slick, metro couples, living in two different homes, well that’s an eye-opener. Re-named ‘Elliott’, he’s a mutt of a country dog discovering city life in Sydney. But that’s only the start of it, and, boy is his life about to change big time. Jamie, the Ad man Alpha Male of the foursome, has secret plans to turn Elliott into a moneymaking TV star. Told from the dog’s POV, it’s “a dog’s version of life, death and stardom”, with a surprise ending.
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About the Author
I was born in England and came to Australia with my parents in the Seventies. Shortly afterwards I was adopted by a stray dog, and that was that. Dogs have played a big part in my life ever since. I love them for their honesty, their faithfulness, and, yes, for their sense of humour too. A characteristic of every dog who has shared his life with me has been an inspiration for the characters in my Mutt to Megastar series. And I say “who” because I think of dogs as being an animal person, just as we humans are.
What was the greatest challenge in writing the Mutt to Megastar series?
What I cared about most was making Elliott’s character believable. It’s important for readers to care about him, and to relate to his fear of being sent back to the Dog Pound believable. My wife and I have adopted quite a few rescue dogs, and they never forget the hard times they went through. It’s always there, just under the surface, no matter how much you love them and help them to feel secure. At the same time I wanted this to be a humorous story, and believable as told from the dog’s perspective. We humans are a funny, and sometimes, a weird lot, especially when we’re scheming, like Jamie is.
An Amazon reviewer beautifully summed up Elliott's story as "a dog's version of life, death and stardom."
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