Susan Wilson


I'm doing something completely different in promoting THE DOG I LOVED.  I've signed up to be an underwriter for the independent streaming--and beloved--radio station WMVY.  If you heard my message, would you be kind enough to let me know with an email to  I'd love to know who's listening.


Dear Readers,

I'm delighted to announce that THE DOG I LOVED is now available.  This was a tough book to write, filled as it is with fairly dark subject matter.  At the heart of it is the healing power of dogs, and in this novel, there are two amazing dogs who intersect with two amazing women.  Rosie Collins is four years into a 20 year sentence for manslaughter when she volunteers to train puppies as therapy dogs.  Meghan Custer is a wounded warrior who is the recipient of Rosie's first trainee, a chocolate Lab named Shark.  When a mysterious benefactor facilitates Rosie's release and then provides her with a job as a project coordinator overseeing the rehabiliation of an ancient house on the edge of Dogtown in Gloucester, everything in Rosie's life changes. Alienated from her family, perplexed by this sudden reversal of fortune, and reliving the tragedy that led to her incarceration, Rosie is befriended by a large gray dog, she names Shadow.  Both Rosie and Meghan have to learn to trust and to love after the traumas that they have endured.  The dogs are the key.  

If you happen to be in the Gloucester area on Tuesday, November 12, stop by the Gloucester Bookstore at 7 p.m. when I'll be giving a talk (and explaining how this novel came to be set, in part, in Dogtown) and signing books.

If you're on Martha's Vineyard, I'll be a the Bunch of Grapes Bookstore in Vineyard Haven on Friday, November 15 at 7.



As always, books are available at bookstores and on line at Amazon and Amazon has kindly offered advance ordering for THE DOG I LOVED.  Follow this link:

As part of the launch of THE DOG I LOVED, I'll be doing a coupel of radio interviews.  The first is with Red Carpet Crash and the second with the inimitable Tim Link at Animal Writes/Pet Life Radio.  Stay tuned--so to speak--for the links.

In other news, here's this quarter's edition of Stay Thirsty on-line magazine, which is celebrating its 13th anniversary.  Congratulations publisher Dusty Sang!  This time I tell my story of how I came to have a TV movie made from my first novel.


Happy reading,



If you follow me on Stay Thirsty Magazine, here are links to the various editions.


Here's a link to my interview with Tim Link of PetWrites radio.  Enjoy!

I love doing radio interviews!

Watch this space for news of more upcoming events.