Thursday – A Little Personal


“Hi, Boss.”

“Well, hello, Lucy. What can I do for you?

“Baily and I are a little worried.”


“I see that. What’s the problem?

Empty desk

“Empty desk boss. Empty desk.”

“You know I can’t sit there 24/7.”



“As a spokesperson for the non-humans, I want to make sure people outside the house know you write books.”

“You know last week you got several cute hits. I’m wondering if you can continue to milk it.”

“We actually have a vested interest in your success.”

“So what do you recommend?”

“Throw up a couple of cover pictures and then ask everyone to buy a copy.”

“If only it were that easy.”

“Okay I’ll put up the covers and links, but that’s it.”

“You are a mensch.”


Click Cover for Amazon

His Revenge

Click Cover for Amazon

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  1. Love the dogs! They’re the best clickbait!

    1. Nothing like an old fart trolling the beach with a couple of dogs to bring ’em running. I’ll leave that to you younger fellows. Thanks, Phil. πŸ˜€

      1. I said click bait, not chick bait. But I suppose that dogs are good for both

      2. Yeah I see that now. Thanks for the compliment. πŸ™‚

  2. Smart dogs. Now if only they could sneak into the covers, you’d be rich. 😜

    1. Ha ha ha. Oh that I could do it. πŸ˜€

  3. Gwen Plano · ·

    Irresistible! And, Charles is right…if they only could sneak into the covers…. πŸ™‚

    1. Ha ha ha. That would be great. Thanks, Gwen.

  4. Aw…I love this, John!

    1. Thanks, Jill. πŸ˜€

  5. Nice one, John. I dread to think what my dogs would say, were they able to speak our language. I think the ‘F’ word would feature a lot. No, not that one – food.

    1. Yes food is their favorite word in any language. Thanks, Keith.

  6. Listen to Lucy and Baily – they’re gorgeous! πŸ˜€

    1. Thanks, Jan. πŸ˜€

  7. Excellent creative marketing – you did agree to give Bailey and Lucy a cut of any sales today, right?

    1. Extra kibble was the deal. πŸ˜€ Thanks, Teri.

  8. Adorable faces!

    1. They kill me. πŸ˜€ Thanks, Jan

  9. I think Lucy and Bailey make excellent spokesdoggies for your writing. Look at those faces–who could resist!

    BTW, that’s a gorgeous work-space you’ve got there with all those windows, doors and views!

    1. I’m very fortunate, Mae. I love my space. Thanks.

  10. Oh man, they are the sweetest!

    1. Thank you, Lynn

  11. An excellent post, good sir! I love your workspace too! Mine is in the basement – nice office, but DARK! On gorgeous days like today, I get to work on my laptop on the deck outside. “Hangin Out with Lucy & Bailey” – a great new feature!

    1. I agree with John, John. πŸ˜€ I enjoy all your features, but more from Bailey and Lucy would be fun. Just be sure to keep Story Day and the Sunday stroll around the neighborhood! Mega hugs.

      1. Have to be careful about duplication. These guys have a ton of expressions.

    2. It would go to their head I’m sure.

      1. Naw! No way!! Everyone would love it. Just think of the great dialogs between the two of them.

      2. Hmmm. Maybe worth a thought.

      3. Sounds good, John.

  12. Great dogs! I love their chit-chat. One should always listen to their barks … Thanks for the pictures. πŸΎπŸΎπŸΎπŸ˜„πŸΎπŸΎπŸΎ

    1. Ours do a low level whine.

  13. Very clever dogs!

    1. Thanks, Susie.

  14. Wonderful post. Sometimes we talk to them more than anyone else. Surprised I didn’t think of something like this myself.

    1. Not too late. You have three characters after all.

      1. I should make some of those dog shaming images. The ones where the sign says, “I ate dad’s…”

  15. Reblogged this on mallie1025 and commented:
    Adorable waaay to promote your books.

    1. Thank you for the reblog, Micki

  16. From out of the mouths of dogs–good advice. This is adorable!! reblogged it.

    1. Thank you, Micki

  17. So jealous! It must be nice to have assistants John. LOL πŸ™‚

    1. Yes. They are very pushy though. Thank you, Debby.

      1. LOL πŸ™‚

  18. What adorable sales associates you have! Do they give kisses, too?

    1. They do. Thanks, Noelle.

  19. Adorable AND closers?! These two have it all . . .

    1. Yes they do. Thanks, Pilgrim

  20. I adore that last pic of Lucy. She is adorable. Frame worthy. ..I think she and Bailey could sell books and homes.

    1. Ha ha ha. Thanks, Audrey. That is what we call “The Face.” Makes me laugh every time. πŸ˜€

      1. πŸ˜… Give her everything she wants.

      2. Of course. πŸ˜€

  21. They’re demanding taskmasters, John. Good thing they’re so cute!

  22. I love your marketing team! Brilliant idea! πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you, Lennon. Hard to control though.:-D

      1. Oh, I understand completely! I have a cat that I can’t control but love him dearly. Franklin gets into everything. This morning I found him poking his head out of the dryer πŸ™‚

      2. Ha ha ha. I had a cat named Frank (RIP) who was the same way. His sister Stella is not quite as brave.

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