You know how it is when you win your first award…you wait and wait for it to come in the mail, tell yourself it’s not a big deal, know it probably doesn’t matter to anyone but you, anyway…
Yet you still just can’t wait.
That was us, waiting for our Maxwell Award to come for Rescue Smiles: Favorite Animal Stories of Love and Liberation, which took the award for Best Book: Human/Animal Bond.
Because to us it DOES mean something. As a small publisher—only 1.5 years into our efforts to put out books by and for animal lovers, activists, and rescuers—every small milestone counts.
Our first award tells us our work CAN make a difference, CAN bring awareness for animals and those who love them and work on their behalf.
It brings us hope, and the will to keep going.
And for that we are extremely grateful.
So thank you, Maxwell Award, and those at the Dog Writers Association of America for reading our book and giving the nod to our efforts.
Thanks to our editors, Heather Leughmyer and Tamira Thayne, who pulled stories together for the book, and are already in the planning stages for our second one, More Rescue Smiles.
And most of all thanks to our story authors for trusting us with your tales and letting us share them with the world.
The book is available in Paperback, Kindle, and Audiobook, at this link: https://www.amazon.com/Rescue-Smiles-Favorite-Stories-Liberation/dp/1946044105/
We hope you’ll read it, enjoy it, and pass it along.
Want to submit your own rescue story for More Rescue Smiles? We’d love to see it! Submit here: http://whochainsyou.com/mystoryform.html