Saturday, April 13, 2013

My Own Book! By Hero (that's me!)

My Own Book
By Hero
The mascot of the Sweet Pepper Fire Brigade
from That Old Flame of Mine
By J.J. Cook

Okay. I can understand why everyone thinks the ghost of the old fire chief, Eric Gamlyn is cool and everything. I like him too! He can play hide and seek like you wouldn't believe!

And Stella. I like Stella a lot! I really love barking at her as she rides away on her Harley. I've peed on the tires a few times, but let's keep that between you and me, huh?

The volunteer firefighters at the fire station are nice. They give me chips and cheese puffs when Stella isn't looking. Yesterday I had my first chicken leg. YUM!

But I'm Hero!

The volunteer firefighters in Sweet Pepper, Tennessee adopted me for their mascot. I'm special too! I'm not not just an afterthought, some random character who makes readers smile. I'm not a year old yet, but I know I'm not comic relief. I'm made for better than that.

That's why Stella is sending me and my mom, Sylvia, to dog firefighter school. We're gonna rescue people too. I love kids and I think they like me too. I want to be there when there's a fire to help them - and a little puppy love goes a long way after the bad stuff is over too!

So that's why, when the folks at Berkley Prime Crime read about me, they wanted me to have my own book. I'm so excited! It's called Hero's Journey and it will be out in December. It's all about me and why I get to ride on the front seat of the engine with Stella. It's full of stuff about me and a big adventure I had when I helped catch a bad guy.

There isn't a cover to share yet, but when it's ready, I'll be back to tell you about it. In the meantime, I have to work on my training. Being a hero isn't easy, you know.

He-he, get it? Being a HERO isn't easy?

Well, I have to go. Don't want to be late for lunch! See ya!

Sweet Pepper Fire Brigade Mysteries
By Joyce and Jim Lavene
writing as J.J. Cook 
April 2013 - That Old Flame of Mine
A National Bestseller!
December 2013 - Hero's Journey
January 2014 - Playing with Fire


  1. We're very impressed, and excited to read your book! Woof! Woof! And we help sniff out bad guys, too.

  2. So excited that you are getting your own book Hero!!! I'll be sure to buy it!! I love dogs. In fact, my dog Sadie, is a rescue dog. She, just like you, loves kids. She is a good dog who loves going places with me. I loved That Old Flame of Mine!! Here's a doggie bone for you....but don't tell Stella. :)

  3. I'm so impressed! Who knew there was a dog firefighter school? Can any dog go? I'll be dreaming about this during my morning nap. Woof!


  4. I don't see why any dog couldn't go, Trixie. It helps that I'm a Dalmatian. We're supposed to be fire dogs!

  5. Wow I have to read that one. A dog firefighter school sounds very unique. Have fun and good luck Hero!