My daughter Lisa and I started writing books as Lia Farrell in 2013. The mystery series stars Miss Mae December who runs a dog boarding kennel.
I got my first dog when I was five. It was a beagle who waited for me to walk home from Kindergarten and knew what time I would arrive. Once she dashed out of the yard and onto the road when a large truck was barrelling toward both of us. The driver screeched to a halt and got out to see if I was okay. I was, but I was furious! I pummelled his chest with my fists and was sobbing that he had killed my dog! He walked with me toward the house, planning to apologize to my mother, but it wasn't necessary. My little beagle had retreated to the porch and was waiting to greet us both.
Since then, dogs have always been a part of my life and I find that almost everyone loves and wants a dog in their life. In my books I've featured bassets, Afghan hounds, Corgis and Cavalier/Bichon mixes.