Doodle Bug’s Second Chance • A Dog with a Walking Disability Finds Help from her Friends

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Now Available!

Doodle Bug’s Second Chance

The Second Chance Series, Vol. 3

Written by Brandy Herr
Illustrated by Tamira Thayne

Doodle Bug huddled with her sisters on the cold concrete floor. They didn’t know where they were, but they knew they weren’t at home.

“Why are we here?” Doodle Bug whimpered. “Don’t they want us anymore?”

Suddenly, the light in the hallway changed as the front door opened. Doodle Bug and her sisters crammed their faces against the chain link of the kennel, desperate to see what was happening. A woman with kind eyes stopped in front of their cage, smiling sweetly down at the three sisters. Their tails began to thump…

Will Doodle Bug and her sisters get the happily-ever-after they hope for? Find out in Doodle Bug’s Second Chance, Vol. 3 of The Second Chance Series.

Based on a true story, Doodle Bug’s Second Chance is perfect for kids young and old. Who Chains You Publishing is proud to release children’s books that are fun, educational, and stand tall as a voice for the animals.

Buy in Paperback or Kindle • Audiobook forthcoming!

For a VERY Limited Time, Get Honey’s Second Chance for only $7.38 in Paperback. Save $5.59!

About the Author:

Brandy Herr was born near Dallas, Texas. She graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a major in public relations and a minor in theatre. She now lives in Granbury, Texas with her husband, Matthew, their rescued dogs, Pillow and Luna, and their rescued cats, Emma and Goblin. She currently has four other books available: Honey’s Second Chance, Emma’s Second Chance, Haunted Granbury, and a short story featured in the collection Nine Deadly Lives: An Anthology of Feline Fiction. Learn more about Brandy and her work on her website at AuthorBrandyHerr.com and follow her on Facebook at Facebook.com/AuthorBrandyHerr.

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Why is a Pup Named Muffin Seeing her Shadow in New Children’s Book?

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New Release!
Why is a Pup Named Muffin Suddenly Seeing Her Shadow Everywhere? Find Out in Muffin’s Shadow: A Muffin “Tail”

by Laura W. Eckroat
Illustrated by Greg White

Muffin was enjoying the peace and quiet of her yard when Mom and Dad excitedly called out to her. “Muffin, let’s go for a ride!” The little family drove and drove for what seemed like years of Muffin’s doggie life. Where were they taking her?

When Dad pulled into the parking lot, Muffin became a little nervous, because this was somewhere new. The smells were not familiar: peanut butter, apple, stuffed doggie toys . . . but other funky smells too. The place was big, like a giant maze, and her eyes hadn’t adjusted to the bright lights.

Then suddenly, she saw it, for the very first time . . . her SHADOW!

It seemed to follow her everywhere. She kept moving, but the shadow haunted her. What was the shadow, and will Muffin get free of it? Read along with Muffin’s Shadow: A Muffin “Tail” to find out more. Just right for ages 5-8, the book is wonderful for classroom and humane education, too.

“Laura Eckroat wrote the perfect book to teach our children about the joy and love that comes from pet adoption. Muffin’s Shadow will take young readers on an enjoyable journey that is full of fun and wonder.”—Jamie Dougherty, Founder of Offleashapparel.com

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https://www.amazon.com/Went-Out-Donut-Came-Home-Muffin-ebook/dp/B07522BTNJ/

About the Author

DSC_1125Laura W. Eckroat is the author of A Simpler Time, Daisy: A Life Cycle Series, The Life of Bud, The Lost Tooth, Went Out to Get a Donut, Came Home with a Muffin, What’s in the Corner? A Muffin “Tail”, and Muffin’s Shadow.

Laura was born and raised in Whiting, Indiana. She has lived in Colorado, Georgia, Massachusetts, and Texas. She now resides in Wisconsin with her husband, Steven, and their two rescue dogs—Muffin and Shadow.

Mrs. Eckroat is an elementary school teacher, and a lifetime Chicago Bears football fan. She enjoys gardening, reading, writing and doing fundraisers for dogs.

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Just because something’s always been done a certain way, doesn’t mean that’s how it should be done. One of the excuses often heard for dog chaining is “That’s how we’ve always done it.” Even if that statement is true, it doesn’t make it right. Dogs belong inside the home, with the family. Spread the word. http://www.whochainsyou.com.

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Win a Copy of a New Release, “Muffin’s Shadow,” in our $400, 31-Day Giveaway

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It’s a New-Release Day Giveaway! Today you can Win our 30th Book in our $400, 31-Book Giveaway to Celebrate Who Chains You Publishing’s 2nd Anniversary.

Today’s Prize? Muffin’s Shadow: A Muffin “Tail”, by Laura W. Eckroat.

How Can You Win It? Just click on our promo image (above), or this link, to bring you to our page, and let us know you want it in our comment section. The contest will run all day Aug. 30th, and we’ll select a random winner at 10:00 a.m. Eastern, August 31st.

Spread the word and join in the fun! With a publication date of August 31st, Muffin’s Shadow is not yet available in stores, but will soon be available in paperback, kindle, and audiobook; it makes a wonderful addition to any humane education bookshelf, too.

Here’s that link to play again. https://www.facebook.com/whochainsyou/photos/rpp.978812565570678/1797640420354551/

About the Book:

Muffin'sshadowcover-lodropMuffin was enjoying the peace and quiet of her yard, when Mom and Dad called to her. “Muffin, let’s go for a ride!” The little family drove and drove for what seemed like years of Muffin’s doggie life. Where were they taking her?

When Dad pulled into the parking lot, Muffin became a little nervous, because this was somewhere new. The smells were not familiar: peanut butter, apple, stuffed doggie toys . . . but other funky smells too. The place was big, like a giant maze, and her eyes hadn’t adjusted to the bright lights.

Then suddenly, she saw it, for the very first time . . . her SHADOW!

It seemed to follow her everywhere. She kept moving, but the shadow haunted her. What was the shadow, and will Muffin get free of it? Read along with Muffin’s Shadow: A Muffin “Tail” to find out more. Just right for ages 5-8, the book is wonderful for classroom and humane education, too.

“Laura Eckroat wrote the perfect book to teach our children about the joy and love that comes from pet adoption. Muffin’s Shadow will take young readers on an enjoyable journey that is full of fun and wonder. It’s awesome!”—Jamie Dougherty, Founder of Offleashapparel.com

About the Author:

Laura W. Eckroat is the author of A Simpler Time, Daisy: A Life Cycle Series, The Life of Bud, The Lost Tooth, Went Out to Get a Donut, Came Home with a Muffin, What’s in the Corner? A Muffin “Tail”, and Muffin’s Shadow.

Laura was born and raised in Whiting, Indiana. She has lived in Colorado, Georgia, Massachusetts, and Texas. She now resides in Wisconsin with her husband, Steven, and their two rescue dogs—Muffin and Shadow.

Mrs. Eckroat is an elementary school teacher, and a lifetime Chicago Bears football fan. She enjoys gardening, reading, writing and doing fundraisers for dogs.

About the Illustrator:

Greg White attended Southern Nazarene University, where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication.

His passion for visual storytelling led him to the field of illustration, and he now works as a freelance artist and illustrator, specializing in children’s books, comic books, and poster design.

He now resides in Oklahoma City, where he has illustrated over 200 books, including the New York Times bestseller, It Starts with Food.

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Win “The King’s Tether” for Tether-Free Tuesday in our $400, 31-Day Anniversary Giveaway

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Win a FREE Book for Tether-Free Tuesday! Today you can Win our 28th Book in our $400, 31-Book Giveaway to Celebrate Who Chains You Publishing’s 2nd Anniversary.

Today’s Prize? The King’s Tether, by Tamira Thayne.

How Can You Win It? Just click on our promo image (above), or this link, to bring you to our page, and let us know you want it in our comment section. The contest will run all day Aug. 28th, and we’ll select a random winner at 10:00 a.m. Eastern, August 29th.

Spread the word and join in the fun! The King’s Tether is a novelette, and is available in paperback, audiobook, and kindle; it makes a wonderful read for that last summer weekend.

Here’s that link to play again. https://www.facebook.com/whochainsyou/photos/a.994533240665277/1795485937236666/

About the Novelette:

kingstethercoverlodropDiscover the roots of the Chained Gods Series in this 6,000 word prequel story to the paranormal world of 17-year-old Baylee and her crew.

In a rare moment of inactivity, the dog rested his head on his front paws. The thick logging chain weighed heavily across his body as he pulled his back legs from beneath the oppressive steel. His eyelids drooped, and even though his feral mind urged him to remain vigilant, told him he was in constant danger, sleep had its way with him anyway.
With sleep came relief.

In the waking state his mind knew only bloodlust and revenge, his body hunger and thirst, and his heart pain and sorrow. In slumber his consciousness freed itself from its bonds, and he revisited an immortal life once known—only to lose the beloved memories upon reawakening.

The ultimate cruelty.

He dreamt of a woman. It couldn’t be just any woman; according to the Prophetess, he would know her when he saw her. His brain, his heart, his mind—they all called out for her, whispering of bonds and mating rituals and a shared future that was theirs and theirs alone.

A kick to the ribs lurched him from the dream, and the woman slipped away from him, again…Grab The King’s Tether to read more and start your Chained Gods Series adventure today!

Buy in Paperback | Buy on Kindle | Or Get Yours FREE! | Buy Audiobook

About the Author:

Tamira Thayne is an author, animal activist, and the founder and former CEO of Dogs Deserve Better, a nonprofit organization seeking an end to dog chaining.

She is also the founder of Who Chains You Books, publishing titles for those who believe people—and animals—deserve to be free. She is the author of Happy Dog Coloring Book, Capitol in Chains, Foster Doggie Insanity, The Wrath of Dog, The King’s Tether, The Knights Chain, The Curse of Cur, and the co-editor of Unchain My Heart and Rescue Smiles.

Tamira lives by a river in the woods of northern Virginia, with her husband, daughter, one dog, six cats, and hundreds of outside birds and critters she adores from afar.

Win “Emma’s Second Chance” on Another Free Book Friday!

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Only one week left to win a free book from Who Chains You Publishing. Welcome, Everyone, to Another Free Book Friday! Today you can Win our 24th Book in our $400, 31-Book Giveaway to Celebrate Who Chains You Publishing’s 2nd Anniversary.

Today’s Prize? Emma’s Second Chance, by Brandy Herr.

How Can You Win It? Just click on our promo image (above), or this link, to bring you to our page, and let us know you want it in our comment section. The contest will run all day Aug. 24th, and we’ll select a random winner at 10:00 a.m. Eastern, August 25th.

Spread the word and join in the fun! Emma’s Second Chance is available in paperback, kindle, and audiobook, and makes a wonderful addition to humane education and classroom programs.

Here’s that link to play again. https://www.facebook.com/whochainsyou/photos/rpp.978812565570678/1790626801055913/

About the Book:

emmacoverloEmma, a deaf hound mix, thinks everyone deserves a second chance at life. After all, she’s one of the lucky pups who got to start over—thanks to a kind woman who rescued her after her family dumped her along the side of the road.

Emma learns what it’s like to love again, finds herself not one but two caring families, and even gets the chance to pay it forward, becoming a real-life hero in the process.

Based on the true story of Emma the rescue dog, Emma’s Second Chance is perfect for kids young and old. Who Chains You Publishing is proud to release children’s books that are fun, educational, and stand tall as a voice for the animals.

Buy in Paperback | Buy on Kindle | Buy Audiobook

About the Author:

Brandy Herr was born near Dallas, Texas. She graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a major in public relations and a minor in theatre. She now lives in Granbury, Texas with her husband, Matthew, their rescued dogs, Pillow and Luna, and their rescued cats, Emma and Goblin. She currently has three other books available: Honey’s Second Chance, Haunted Granbury, and a short story featured in the collection Nine Deadly Lives: An Anthology of Feline Fiction. Learn more about Brandy and her work on her website at AuthorBrandyHerr.com and follow her on Facebook at Facebook.com/AuthorBrandyHerr.

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Remember, we have wholesale pricing for nonprofits, indie bookstores, and humane educators. Visit our site at http://www.whochainsyou.com to learn more and place your first order.

Winabook Wednesday, featuring “The Returned: Chewy’s Story” about a Teen who Helps Shelter Dogs Get Adopted

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Welcome, Everyone, to Winabook Wednesday! Today you can Win our 22nd Free Book in our $400, 31-Book Giveaway to Celebrate Who Chains You Publishing’s 2nd Anniversary.

Today’s Prize? The Returned: Chewy’s Story, by Samantha Riggi.

How Do You Win It? Just click on our promo image (above), or this link, to bring you to our page, and let us know you want it in our comment section. The contest will run all day Aug. 22nd, and we’ll select a random winner at 10:00 a.m. Eastern, August 23rd.

Spread the word and join in the fun! The Returned: Chewy’s Story is available in paperback, kindle, and forthcoming in audiobook. The book is wonderful for middle school humane and classroom education, too.

Here’s that link again. https://www.facebook.com/whochainsyou/photos/a.994533240665277/1787355098049750/

About the Book:

chewyreturnedcover18lo-drop“That’s all for now. You can learn more about Susie’s happily-ever-after by reading my blog, The Returned. Click on Susie’s Story. Thanks for listening.”

Anna closed her podcaster app and put the microphone down. She and Molly had been best friends since second grade, and now the two girls run a blog and podcast called The Returned, which helps returned shelter dogs find new, loving homes and families.

With three successful adoptions under their belts, the girls are preparing for their next adoption mission. When Chewy, a yellow labrador, is dropped at the shelter, Anna and Molly become determined to find her a happily-ever-after of her very own.

In the meantime, Anna is struggling with her dad’s distant behavior. When Chewy’s blog is posted, Anna discovers that someone is threatening her family. Will Anna find out who is behind the threat? Will Chewy find the forever home she deserves? Find out in this first installment of The Returned: Chewy’s Story.

Perfect for ages 10-14 (and up!), and grades 4-8. The series makes an excellent humane education tool, too, for nonprofits and humane educators.

About the Author:

Samantha K. Riggi is an elementary school teacher with a passion for animals, the environment and writing. She lives in the suburbs of Chicago with her husband, children and two old dogs. She’s the author of The Returned: Chewy’s Story, Bravo’s Freedom, and Wesley Reece: Fourth Grade Hero.

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Remember, humane educators and nonprofits, as well as indie bookstores, can buy our books in wholesale. Visit our site at whochainsyou.com to learn more.

Our 21st Book Prize in our $400 Giveaway, “The Puppy Who Left Puddles on the Floor”, Advocates for Shelter Dogs, Chained Dogs, and Strays

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Welcome, Everyone, to Triumphant Tuesday! Today you can Win our 21st Free Book in our $400, 31-Book Giveaway to Celebrate Who Chains You Publishing’s 2nd Anniversary.

Today’s Prize? The Puppy Who Left Puddles on the Floor, by Lorena Estep.

How Do You Win It? Just click on our promo image (above), or this link, to bring you to our page, and let us know you want it in our comment section. The contest will run all day Aug. 21st, and we’ll select a random winner at 10:00 a.m. Eastern, August 22nd.

Spread the word and join in the fun! The Puppy Who Left Puddles on the Floor is available in paperback, audiobook, and kindle, and is wonderful for humane and classroom education, too.

Here’s that link to play again. https://www.facebook.com/whochainsyou/photos/a.994533240665277/1785458768239383/

About the Book:

puddlescoverpuppy16webChance is a beagle puppy who is just like every other dog—he wants a home and a family to love him. When he loses his first home and is sent to the shelter, he is devastated—until he is adopted by a boy and his mother, and life seems like it will be good again.

But he has a little problem with leaving “puddles on the floor.” Without the proper training, he ends up in a horrible place—stuck at the end of a chain.

Like all dogs, he remains faithful to his family, and patiently waits for love to return.

A twist of fate sets him free to seek a better life. Will Chance finally find the loving inside home and family he deserves?

Using age-appropriate messaging, this book targets the following Humane Education aspects for coursework and can be used to stimulate discussion about these issues with students and children:

• Irresponsible breeding and the need for spay/neuter
• Dumping dogs at shelter
• Misuse of caging
• Chaining for life
• Strays and the dangers they face

About the Author:

Lorena Estep is the author of Out of the Mist, He Rode a Palomino, and A Bridge to Somewhere. Lorena got the idea for The Puppy Who Left Puddles on the Floor from discussing rescue stories with Tamira Thayne.

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Remember, our books make great classroom and humane education tools. Give one as a gift for a teacher today, or order in bulk and get a wholesale discount. Visit our site at http://www.whochainsyou.com to learn more.

Win “What’s In the Corner?: A Muffin ‘Tail'” for Sunday Funday!

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Welcome, Everyone, to Sunday Funday! Today you can Win our 19th Free Book in our $400, 31-Book Giveaway to Celebrate Who Chains You Publishing’s 2nd Anniversary.

Today’s Prize? What’s in the Corner?: A Muffin “Tail”, by Laura W. Eckroat.

How Can You Win It? Just click on our promo image (above), or this link, to bring you to our page, and let us know you want it in our comment section. The contest will run all day Aug. 19th, and we’ll select a random winner at 10:00 a.m. Eastern, August 20th.

Spread the word and join in the fun! What’s in the Corner? is available in paperback and kindle, and is a perfect addition to library programs for the little ones, too.

Here’s that link to play again: https://www.facebook.com/whochainsyou/photos/a.994533240665277/1782219565229970/

About the Book:

whatsincornercoverlo-dropKids and adults alike will love this mystery “tail” as Muffin the rescue dog discovers what’s in the corner of her suburban backyard while she “protects” her family, too. What’s in the Corner? A Muffin “Tail” is Muffin’s second adventure and is sure to spark the imagination of children of all ages.

“Laura W. Eckroat has done it again. Muffin has done it again. What have they done? Answer: They have teamed up to tell another Muffin “tail”—a humorous little song about what Muffin, the rescue dog, from Went Out to Get a Donut, Came Home with a Muffin, sees in a corner. What’s in the Corner? A Muffin “Tail” is a book that will charm all who read it or have it read or sung to them. This is a book that you don’t want to miss.”
—Katherine Boyer, librarian, book reviewer

About the Author:

Laura W. Eckroat is the author of A Simpler Time, Daisy: A Life Cycle Series, The Life of Bud, Went Out to Get a Donut, Came Home with a Muffin, The Lost Tooth, and What’s in the Corner? A Muffin “Tail.”

Laura was born and raised in Whiting, Indiana. She has lived in 
Colorado, Georgia, Massachusetts, and Texas. She now resides in Wisconsin with her husband, Steven, and their two rescue dogs—Muffin and Shadow.

Mrs. Eckroat is an elementary school teacher and a lifetime Chicago Bears football fan. She enjoys gardening, reading, writing and doing fundraisers for dogs.

About the Illustrator:

Greg White attended Southern Nazarene University, where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication. His passion for visual storytelling led him to the field of illustration, and he now works as a freelance artist and illustrator, specializing in children’s books, comic books, and poster design. He now resides in Oklahoma City, where he has illustrated over 200 books.

Free Book Friday: Win a Copy of “A Doggie Hero is Born”, Today ONLY!

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Welcome, Everyone, to Free Book Friday! Today you can Win our 17th Free Book in our $400, 31-Book Giveaway to Celebrate Who Chains You Publishing’s 2nd Anniversary.

Today’s Prize? A Doggie Hero is Born, by Rocky Shepheard.

How Can You Win It? Just click on our promo image (above), or this link, to bring you to our page, and let us know you want it in our comment section. The contest will run all day Aug. 17th, and we’ll select a random winner at 10:00 a.m. Eastern, August 18th.

Spread the word and join in the fun! A Doggie Hero is Born is available in paperback, kindle, and audiobook, and is a perfect addition to humane education programs, too. Here’s that link again: https://www.facebook.com/whochainsyou/photos/a.994533240665277/1779095832209010/

About the Book:

doggieherocover-loRomp through the wilds on a good old-fashioned adventure with pals Worthless, Sly Fox, and Otto. Worthless (as he’s called by his no-good captor) remains chained to his rickety old doghouse yet longs to be free and loved. His best friends step in and find a way to break his chains, and their quest for a new home takes off. Times get tough, but in the end will they win all the love they are searching for, and just maybe a new name for Worthless?

Written and illustrated by Rocky Shepheard, this Children’s Action/Adventure is full of both excitement and rich, magnificent illustrations to thrill your audience and teach a lesson in compassion and humane treatment of Man’s Best Friend.

Perfect for all kids, young and old, this story is a wonderful way to educate children at home or in schools. Who Chains You Publishing is proud to release books that are fun, educational, and are a voice for the animals.

About the Author and Illustrator:

Rocky Shepheard is an artist, a vegan, and the creator of The Vegg. After learning about the treatment of chickens and the health risks of consuming too much dietary cholesterol, the Pennsylvania native adopted a plant-based diet. Not wanting to miss out on his favorite food, Rocky set to work on years of research to develop the perfect yolk substitute. Many say the flavor is even better than an egg!

You can try The Vegg, an all-natural, cholesterol-and-cruelty-free product, and its ‘don’t miss’ sidekicks—The Vegg French Toast Mix and Baking Mix—by picking some up at www.thevegg.com.

We’re Giving Away 2 Copies of Happy Dog Coloring Book, Today Only, in our $400 Book Giveaway

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Win our 12th Free Book, Sunday ONLY! We’re on Day 12 of our $400 31-Book Giveaway to Celebrate Who Chains You Publishing’s 2nd Anniversary.

Today’s Prize? Two copies of Happy Dog Coloring Book: From Chained to Cherished, by Tamira Thayne, illustrated by April Pedersen.

How Do You Win It? Just click on our promo image (above) to bring you to our page, and let us know you want it in our comment section. The contest will run all day Aug. 12th, and we’ll select a random winner at 10:00 a.m. Eastern, August 13th. Spread the word and join in the fun! Happy Dog is available in a coloring book and story form on kindle, and is a great humane education choice for the classroom, too.

Here’s that link again. https://www.facebook.com/whochainsyou/photos/a.994533240665277.1073741828.978812565570678/1770401243078469/

About the Book:

happydoglo25 pages of whimsical black and white drawings from illustrator April Pedersen grace this wonderfully thought out and caring coloring book about a dog named Ranger, chained in the backyard and—like all dogs—wishing to be free.

Ranger tells the kids about his hopes and dreams, and how he was ultimately saved from a life no dog should have to suffer. By the end of his tale, his fans will be smiling and proclaiming themselves to be Happy Dogs right along with him.

The coloring book also features 6 pages of Happy Activities for kids, including a maze, connect the leash, and draw a tail on the pup. Perfect for all ages from 3 and up, this makes an incredible addition to any and all classroom humane education efforts.

You can also bulk order the book for parties or classroom activities at this link: http://whochainsyou.com/happydog.html

Buy in Paperback | Buy on Kindle
(Note, the kindle version is the illustrated story—not a coloring book—as it’s digital)

About the Author

Author and designer Tamira Thayne rescued and fostered over 250 dogs, giving them the happiness they deserved instead of life on a chain, during her time leading Dogs Deserve Better—a nonprofit who freed dogs from chains and pens.

Now she is the founder of Who Chains You, publishing books for those who believe people—and animals—deserve to be free. She is the author of Capitol in Chains, Foster Doggie Insanity, The Wrath of Dog, The King’s Tether, The Knights Chain, The Curse of Cur, and the co-editor of Unchain My Heart and Rescue Smiles.

About the Illustrator

April Pedersen is a freelance artist based in Reno, Nevada. She is partial to frogs, geocaching, science fiction, video poker, and chess. April is the illustrator of the Happy Dog! Coloring Book, Adopting Adele, Brave Benny, and Bravo’s Freedom.