Barking Rain Press announced the paperback and eBook release of the engaging YA service dog puppy raiser novel, Seven Days to Goodbye, by Simsonville, South Carolina author Sheri S. Levy. Seven Days to Goodbye is Levy’s first published novel; her article about a Diabetic Alert dog, Scent with Love, was published in Clubhouse Magazine and was nominated for a Maxwell Medallion Award from the Dog Writer’s Association of America (DWAA).
After Trina’s beloved dog dies, she swears she’ll never get another one. But then she learns about service dogs, and realizes if she becomes a puppy raiser, she could train puppy after puppy and never worry about them dying. But like all great ideas, this one has a serious flaw: her first service puppy must be returned to his kennel at the end of their week-long summer vacation. And saying goodbye to Sydney is going to be much tougher than she ever imagined.
Trina’s last week with Sydney is made that much harder by her newly strained friendship with her best friend, Sarah, who’s become so over-the-top boy crazy that she’s almost like a stranger. Sarah is determined to have them hang out with every boy at the beach, but when a boy named Chase takes an interest in Sydney and Trina, it puts an even bigger strain on the friendship. It’s hard enough to deal with losing Sydney, but now she may lose her best friend, too. And even if she manages to patch things up with Sarah—and figures out what to do about Chase—she still must face a daunting decision: is she strong enough to take on another service puppy?
Ask for “Seven Days to Goodbye” at your favorite bookstore, or buy it online at the Barking Rain Press website, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, Powells, Waterstones, and many other Internet bookstores. It is also available as an eBook through Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, iTunes iBooks, Kobo, InkBok, Content Reserve/Overdrive, the Barking Rain Press website and many other outlets worldwide.
SEVEN DAYS TO GOODBYE
BISAC Genre Codes:
FIC043000 — FICTION / Coming of Age
JUV002070 — JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Dogs
FIC045000 — FICTION / Family Life
BIC Genre Codes:
YFN — Family & home stories (Children’s / Teenage)
YFP — Animal stories (Children’s / Teenage)
Trade Paperback (212 pp)
Retail Price: $13.95 USD
Distributors: Ingram, Bertram Books, Gardners Books, Mackin Educational Resources
eBook (ePub, Kindle, PDF)
Retail Price: $5.95 USD
Distributors: Content Reserve/Overdrive, Ingram