Hey, it’s me, Hero, again! I told you I’d be back.
I’m really lucky too. I have my own novella, Hero’s Journey, out this month. Can you imagine how proud my mom is of me?
My mom and I work together, you know. We are Sweet Pepper Fire Brigade rescue dogs – or at least we’re in training to be rescue dogs. It’s hard work, just like for the human firefighters in Sweet Pepper, Tennessee.
We have Fire Chief Stella Griffin to help us. She’s the best! She’s kind and smart and knows everything about firefighting. The fire brigade needed her, and there she was, needing us too.
Oh, and our other fire chief, Eric Gamlyn. Not everyone can see and hear him like I can. He knows a lot too. Stella says he’s been dead for longer than she’s been alive. Sometimes they argue, and the log cabin we share, shakes. But mostly they’re good together. I love eating Eric’s leftovers too. He’s a great cook!
Stella is trying to find out what happened to Eric. Everyone thought he died in a silo fire forty years ago. Instead, it looks like someone killed him and hid his body. What an awful thing to happen to a real hero like Eric.
So I do what I can to help. Everyone else does too. Stella says when something bad happens to one firefighter, it happens to all of us. That’s why we all have to pull together.
Well, I’m late for practice. Stella says to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year – and be careful where you put your candles. You don’t want to start a fire!
Stella, Eric, and Hero are giving away three books for the holiday. They will send the winner a print copy of That Old Flame of Mine and an E-copy of Hero’s Journey now, and a copy of their new print book, Playing with Fire, in January when it is released!
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