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Humane Education Through Storytelling–Part One

“Coming-of-age” books try to address emotional and social challenges that all children face. Children are buffeted in overwhelming directions during their formative years. There are so many options and expectations...
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Humane Education Through Storytelling: The Pups & Purrs Children’s Book Series–Part 2

In this segment of “Humane Education through Storytelling” we will examine the roll of parents, educators, counselors, and humane educators in reaching and turning potential young animal abusers into caring,...
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Humane Education Through Storytelling: How to Use the Pups & Purrs Children’s Series–Part 1

“Coming-of-age” books try to address emotional and social challenges that all children face. Children are buffeted in overwhelming directions during their formative years. There are so many options and expectations...
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Listen to Sunny read The Dog At The Gate

Enjoy Sunny reading of The Dog at the Gate, my award-winning book for children 8-12.    
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Decision Making in Times of Terror

This morning I was awakened by the annoying screech of an alarm on my phone, which sat inches from my disheveled head. I jerked awake, annoyed. One of my cats...
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Bailey’s Hills

I almost made it to Bailey’s hills today.  I had hip revision surgery six weeks ago and each day I challenge myself to walk farther, with longer strides and more...
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Bailey’s Disappearance

My fourteen-year-old Wheaten Terrier, Bailey, disappeared. Vanished. Melted into thin air. Somewhere in my own house. The panic that gurgled in the back of my brain wrestled with the logic...
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Day Three of My National Book Tour!

Day three of my national virtual book tour! Read today's review at: http://bloomingwithbooks.blogspot.com
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National Book Tour–Stop #2

Join me today on the second stop on my virtual book tour! My reviewer said: "I recommend this series to all parents. This series or any of the individual books...
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Virtual Book Tours–An Exciting New Approach to Book Promotion and Exposure

JOIN ME on my first NATIONAL virtual BOOK TOUR! Each day a new review will post all around the country! See my first one here: https://www.rockinbookreviews.com/elementary/from-wild-to-mild-by-sunny-weber-book-tour-guest-post-giveaway-ends-12919 --it is a FIVE...
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Why I Wrote the Pups & Purrs Children’s Humane Education Book Series

Coming-of-age books try to address emotional and social challenges that all children face. Children are buffeted in overwhelming directions during their formative years. There are so many options and expectations...
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Why I Wrote “From Wild to Mild: A Dog in Two Worlds”

Children are buffeted in overwhelming directions during their formative years. There are so many options and expectations from society that many children founder in trying to discern how grow up...
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The Story of Hurricane Katrina, The Disaster that Motivated the Book, “Hurricane Dog: A Tale of Betrayal, Redemption & Change”

In the early morning of August 29, 2005, Katrina struck New Orleans with the full force of a category five hurricane. The violent storm battered the city and the surrounding...
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Why I Wrote “Hurricane Dog: A Tale of Betrayal, Redemption & Change”

Hurricane Dog: A Tale of Betrayal, Redemption & Change is a middle-grade fictional story about one boy and his dog. Being forced to leave his beloved dog Gator behind when...
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Do Small Lives Matter?

I did not know Daisy long. We met in July, 2018. I had received a call from a bird rescue friend, Heather, pleading for me to check out three parakeets...
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What Do Book Awards Really Mean?

 Public acknowledgement for one’s work is every author’s dream.  Perhaps even more important than sales, is the validation by one’s “superiors” (judges) for your talent, creativity, and mastery of craft....
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Two New Book Awards For The Dog at the Gate: How a Throwaway Dog Becomes Special

My middle-grade book, The Dog at the Gate: How a Throwaway Dog Becomes Special won two Bronze Medals at the 2018 Colorado Independent Publishers (CIPA) EVVY Book Awards! I took...
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Protect Yourself & Your Dog When You Walk

Encountering Challenging People One cold winter day I was walking on a pedestrian trail in a neighborhood open space. My dogs and I were the only ones in the vicinity...
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Why I Wrote “City Dog Walking Safety & Etiquette”

Why read a book on a “simple” activity such as dog walking? All you need is a dog, a leash, and a collar right? Theoretically, yes. But to fully engage...
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Read My Guest Blog on Middle-Grade Ninja!

I was recently asked to write a guest blog on an interesting trade site for middle grade children's books. Some of my idols have posted there and I was honored...
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Colorado Voters for Animals

I am privileged and honored to be invited to join the Colorado Voters for Animals Board of Directors! CVA was founded in 1996 and has over 8,000 supporters today. CVA...