Danny the Dog Talks About Best-Selling Author’s Latest Novel

Posted: July 20, 2016 in Announcements, guest post, Recommended Reading
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12ResolutionMy name is Andrew Joyce and I write books for a living. Debra has been kind enough to allow me a little space on her blog to promote my new novel RESOLUTION: Huck Finn’s Greatest Adventure. I think it’s a good book, but what do I know? Anyway, I’m kinda shy about tooting my own horn. So I think I’ll turn things over to my dog Danny—Danny the Dog. So without further ado, here’s Danny.

“Andrew took me away from some very important business—sniffing a tantalizing scent—to help him out here. For a person that works with words for a living, he has very little to say in real life. He wants me to tout his book for him, but I don’t think I will. Instead, I think I’ll tell you about some thoughts that have been rolling around in my head recently.

I’m Danny the Dog, Esq., and for those of you who have not yet had the pleasure of making my acquaintance, I am Andrew Joyce’s roommate and he is my human.

I’ve just been reading a little Billy Shakespeare and listening to Kris Kristofferson. Genius will tell out. What got to me this day was how they both spoke to having nothing. Billy said: “Having nothing, nothing can he lose.” And Kris wrote: “Freedom’s just another word for nothin’ left to lose.”

Danny MeditatingIn dog years I’m an old man, or an old dog if you will. And with age comes experience and with experience comes wisdom. And with wisdom comes the realization that we need nothing to BE, nothing to exist. We accumulate so much crap and it never makes us happy. Here in America, we have a storage facility on every corner. We have so much stuff that we have to pay someone to hold it for us!

Over one hundred and fifty years ago, Henry David Thoreau told his neighbors that they saved things—put them in their attics and there the stuff stayed until they died. Then their heirs sold the stuff and other people bought it and put it in their attics until they died. Etcetera . . . etcetera . . . etcetera.

I reckon what I’m trying to say is that all we need—we dogs, humans, and anyone else—is love. There is only love. There is fear of course, the fear of not having enough, the fear of not being loved enough. But love always triumphs over fear. So to my non-dog friends, I say choose love. I’m only a dog and I love my human unconditionally. Love those around you. Never, ever trade your love. Never ask for something in return for your love because then it is not love.

That’s about it for now. I’ve gotta get back to that scent before it dissipates.

Oh yeah, I almost forgot—check out Andrew’s new book on Amazon and make the old guy’s day.”

This is Andrew again. On behalf of Danny and myself, I would like to thank Debra for having us over. It’s been a real pleasure.



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About the Author

Andrew llAndrew Joyce left high school at seventeen to hitchhike throughout the US, Canada, and Mexico. He wouldn’t return from his journey until decades later when he decided to become a writer. Joyce has written four books, including a two-volume collection of one hundred and forty short stories comprised of his hitching adventures called BEDTIME STORIES FOR GROWN-UPS (as yet unpublished), and his latest novel, RESOLUTION. He now lives aboard a boat in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with his dog, Danny, where he is busy working on his next book, YELLOW HAIR.

  1. Danny the Dog is one smart canine, bringing us such a timely message. I’ll add that I thought RESOLUTION was a great book. Joyce has a voice that is completely authentic; you can tell he’s done his research into the mores (and more) of the 19th century. I found RESOLUTION to be as educational as it was entertaining. Thanks for a great post, Debra!


  2. Emily says:

    Speaking of love, I loved this post and I loved the book it features. RESOLUTION was a page-turner. The author ends his chapters such that you are compelled to turn the page. It seems to me that sometimes a book is a great story but not well told. Or a book is well told but the plot is mediocre and/or its characters not likeable. I can honestly say that RESOLUTION combined the best of possible reads.


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