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Sunday, October 11, 2015

Shepherd's Crook Launch to Benefit Rescued Aussies

Shepherd’s Crook, Animals in Focus Mystery #4 from Midnight Ink, is officially launched!
To celebrate the launch  I'm once again teaming up with Pomegranate Books from now through Oct. 20 to benefit ARPH (Aussie Rescue & PlacementHelpline). Two former ARPH dogs, Lilly and Edith Ann, have important roles in the book. In fact, Lilly is pawtographing copies of Shepherd's Crook at the Australian Shepherd national specialty show this week week. But not everyone can go, so we're also offering signed copies online, with 10% going to support ARPH’s efforts on behalf of rescued Aussies. You can order your book(s) here.

Lilly, owned & loved by Jean Becker Inman, was
adopted from Aussie Rescue & Placement Helpline -
. Last year, Lilly won an ARPH fundraiser raffle
for a role in SHEPHERD'S CROOK, the 4th book
in my Animals in Focus Mysteries
SHEPHERD'S CROOK - Fifty-something animal photographer Janet MacPhail and her Australian Shepherd, Jay, set out to help locate a missing flock of sheep. But when thievery turns to murder, Janet finds herself in the killer's crosshairs. #4 in the Animals in Focus Mystery series by Sheila Boneham. Learn more here

Edith Ann was born into Aussie
Rescue, fostered by Kay Marks,
on December 27, 2012. Her
mama was an Aussie, and her
daddy? Who knows? And who
cares? Owner Kathy Glaes writes,
“She is energetic and funny and
loveable, and will fetch balls or
frisbees until the humans are
pooped. Then she will look for a
tuggie or will play with Happy.
She is a very lucky dog, having
won contests, raffle prizes, a spot
 in a calendar, and a turn as a
character in Shepherd’s Crook!”

"Solid writing and unexpected plot twists help make this series a delightfully fun and rewarding read." - Cynthia Chow in King's River Magazine Lite
"Smart characters and intricate plotting."—BOOKLIST

“Janet MacPhail's latest adventure will delight dog lovers, cat lovers, and mystery lovers.” —Susan Conant, author of the Dog Lover's Mystery Series

Sheila Webster Boneham writes fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, often focusing on animals and environment. She is the author of the Animals in Focus Mystery series. Drop Dead on Recall, the first in the series, won the 2013 Maxwell Award in Fiction from the Dog Writers Association of America Award, and The Money Bird was a 2014 finalist. The fourth book, Shepherd's Crook, will be out this fall. She is also the author of 17 nonfiction books, six of which have won major awards from the Dog Writers Association of America and the Cat Writers Association as well as a number of essays, short stories, and poems. Boneham has shown her Australian Shepherds and Labrador Retrievers in various canine sports and participated with them in canine-assisted therapy. She has bred top-winning Aussies, and founded rescue groups for Aussies and Labs. Boneham holds a doctorate in folklore from Indiana University and an MFA in creative writing from the Stonecoast program at the University of Southern Maine. For more information, visit SheilaBoneham.com.