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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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(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.

Win “It’s About A Dog” on Thrifty Thursday! Book 9 in our 31-Book Giveaway

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Win our 9th Free Book on this Thrifty Thursday! We’re on Day 9 of our 31-Book Giveaway to Celebrate Who Chains You Publishing’s 2nd Anniversary.

Today’s Prize? It’s About a Dog, by Maggie Couch.

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. 9th, and we’ll select a random winner at 10:00 a.m. Eastern, August 10th.

Spread the word and join in the fun! It’s About a Dog is available in paperback, kindle, and audiobook, and is great for humane education, too.

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About the Book:

aboutadogcover-loOliver the Owl isn’t used to caring about dogs. To Oliver’s way of thinking, dogs can’t be trusted. They eat birds, after all.

But then a black dog—with some white spots—ends up living under the tree he calls home; Oliver discovers he can’t ignore, can’t forget, and can’t fly away from the plight of his fellow being. Will the neglected and chained black dog ever receive the happy ending Oliver believes he deserves?

Oliver narrates the dog’s tale from a new and unique perspective; his viewpoint is sure to touch the hearts of all who read It’s About a Dog.

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About the Author:

Over the past 20 years, Maggie Couch has fostered more than 100 homeless dogs, in Connecticut and in Colorado. She has loved every one of them, and carries them in her heart always. An animal rights activist, Maggie has participated in demonstrations against circuses, zoos, dog racing, marine life “entertainment,” puppy mills and stores, cat declawing, dog tethering, and other horrific practices which hurt our trusting, loyal and loving friends. She hopes that someday very soon there will be no dogs in this world who wait for love in lonely desperation, as did the dog in this story. She hopes that, instead, all dogs will be cherished, protected, and loved, also as was the dog in the story. She lives in Colorado with her two elderly adopted dogs and a neighborhood stray cat who adopted them all and rules their happy home.

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It’s About a Dog is a perfect book for humane educators to use in the classroom to teach empathy for our animal friends. And, humane educators, nonprofits, and indie bookstores can all buy our books at wholesale costs! Learn more by clicking on the links above.

Win Your Copy of Foster Doggie Insanity, Described as “Entertaining Insight” into the World of Dog Fostering

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Tapdance into Tuesday by Winning a Copy of Foster Doggie Insanity, described as “Entertaining Insight” into the World of Doggie Foster Parenting.

We’re on Day 7 of our 31-Book Giveaway to Celebrate Who Chains You Publishing’s 2nd Anniversary.

Today’s Prize? Foster Doggie Insanity: Tips and Tales to Keep your Kool as a Doggie Foster Parent, by Tamira Thayne.

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. 7th, and we’ll select a random winner at 10:00 a.m. Eastern, August 8th.

Spread the word and join in the fun! Foster Doggie Insanity is available in paperback, kindle, and audiobook, and makes a perfect gift for the animal rescuer in the family.

About the Book:

Foster Doggie Insanity

Foster Doggie Insanity: Tips & Tales to Keep your Kool as a Doggie Foster Parent

Have you ever fostered a dog—happy to make a difference—but wondered why you felt frustrated and alone in your experience? Do you want to foster a dog, but don’t know where to start, how to prepare, and what to expect? Have you experienced burnout or compassion fatigue in your rescue experience?

If so, this is the book for you. Described as “an embrace from a friend who understands what we all go through; it is a beacon of hope to let other rescuers know they are not alone—a must-read for anyone involved in rescue.”

Fostering is not for wimps, cowards, or the otherwise mess-or-insanity-challenged. It’s hard and emotionally draining work, and there are days we all could use an understanding shoulder to cry on. You are not alone!

Praise for the first edition of this book, Scream Like Banshee: “I regularly buy books with a rescue theme but always felt a bit disappointed because there hasn’t been a book that portrayed my rescue experiences. So I wasn’t really prepared for Tamira Ci Thayne’s book. It is the most honest account of the perils and pitfalls as well as the joy and fulfillment that rescue volunteers face daily. The book was beautifully written and brutally honest…”Amy Snyder, Volunteer for Dachshund Rescue of North America

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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 (forthcoming), Smidgey Pidgey’s Predicament, and the editor of Unchain My Heart, Rescue Smiles, and More Rescue Smiles (forthcoming).

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.

We’re Giving Away over $400 in Books this Month. Win Today’s Prize, Honey’s Second Chance

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Start your week in a paws-itive direction, with a FREE Book! We’re on Day 6 of our 31-Book Giveaway to Celebrate Who Chains You Publishing’s 2nd Anniversary.

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

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. 6th, and we’ll select a random winner at 10:00 a.m. Eastern, August 7th.

Spread the word and join in the fun! We’ve still got 26 books to give away.

Honey’s Second Chance is available in paperback, kindle, and audiobook, and makes a wonderful book for humane education, too.

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About the Book:

honeycoverloshadowHoney, a beautiful golden retriever, had fallen on hard times. She spent all her days and all her nights tied to a tree in the backyard.

But everything changed the day her guardian discovered her collar had cut into her neck, forcing him to make a decision about how much she actually meant to him.

She was dumped at the shelter, where a kind woman took her to Second Chance Farm; there she got the care and tenderness she so greatly needed.

Based on a true story, this tale is sure to touch the hearts of all who read it. Perfect for kids young and old, Honey’s Second Chance is a wonderful way to educate children at home or in schools that a dog deserves to be a happy and beloved member of the family.

About the Series:

The Second Chance Series features true stories of pets rescued by Second Chance Farm, in Granbury, Texas. The series has two books currently available, with a third in production.

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, and their rescued dogs and cats. She currently has three other books available: 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.

Book Prize 4 of 31: Win The Dog Thief, the Title Kirkus Review Called “One of the Best Indie Books”

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Today We’re Giving Away Book 4 out of 31 Free Books from Who Chains You Publishing this August, in honor of our 2nd Anniversary. Join in the fun!

Welcome to Saturday, friends! Today’s Prize? The Dog Thief and Other Stories, by author Laura Koerber, writing under the pen name of Jill Kearney.

How do you win it? Just click on our promo image (above), or here, to bring you to our page, and tell us you want it in our comment section. The contest will run all day Aug. 4th, and we’ll select a random winner at 10:00 a.m. Eastern, August 5th.

Spread the word! The Dog Thief and Other Stories is available in paperback, kindle, and audiobook, and rates a consistent 5 Star Review on Amazon, as well as making a “top indie books of the year” list from Kirkus Reviews.

Join us and get your chance to win at this link: https://www.facebook.com/whochainsyou/photos/a.994533240665277.1073741828.978812565570678/1757205004398093/

About the Book:

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According to Kirkus Review, “Kearney’s impoverished, misfit, outcast characters live mainly on the fictional Sebequet Peninsula, which features a Native American reservation, ramshackle trailer parks and plywood cabins surrounded by trash and rusting metal. In this zone of squalor and despair, people’s connections with animals are, for many, their only links to life.

“Kearney’s prose is elegant and unfussy, with threads of humor and lyricism. She has an excellent eye for settings and ear for dialogue, and she treats her characters, and their relationships with their pets, with a cleareyed, unsentimental sensitivity and psychological depth.”

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Contest Winners to Date:

August 1: Adopting Adele, Holly Esse
August 2: Rescue Smiles, Debbie Kernaghan
August 3: Went Out to Get a Donut, Came Home with a Muffin, Melissa Wischmeier

 

Win our 3rd of 31 Book Prizes: Went Out for a Donut—Came Home with a Muffin, Perfect for Pre-School and Above

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Hello, Everyone! Welcome  to Day 3 of our 31-Book Giveaway to Celebrate Who Chains You Publishing’s 2nd Anniversary

Today’s Prize? Went Out for a Donut—Came Home with a Muffin. (Spoiler alert, Muffin is a rescue pup!)

Just click on this link to bring you to our page, and tell us you want it in our comment section.

The contest will run all day Aug. 3rd, and we’ll select a random winner at 10:00 a.m. Eastern, August 4th.

Spread the word! Went Out for a Donut—Came Home with a Muffin is available in paperback and kindle. The book is an excellent humane education tool, especially for the little ones. https://www.facebook.com/whochainsyou/photos/a.994533240665277.1073741828.978812565570678/1755759594542634/

About the Book:

WentOutToGetADonutcoverlo-dropWent Out to Get a Donut—Came Home With a Muffin is a happy-go-lucky, singalong story of adopting a pup named Muffin. The colorful illustrations by Greg White perfectly complement a wonderful tale that will engage our smallest readers while teaching love for our companion animals. Suitable for kids aged pre-school and up.

WHAT “MUFFIN” LOVERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE SAYING …

“… Came Home With a Muffin will win the hearts of children of all ages. The story behind the story is equally engaging and charming. It will become a favorite for dog lovers everywhere.” — Carolyn Hedgecock, Author Locker Letters

Went Out to Get a Donut is a fun book to read to your child while at the same time introducing the importance of adopting and rescuing animals. Mrs. Eckroat helps start the conversations with this book.”—Sherwin Daryani, Operation Kindness

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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, Red Goes to Kindergarten, What’s in the Corner? A Muffin “Tail”, and The Lost Tooth.

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.

Win Today’s Book, Rescue Smiles, and Read about Some Beautiful Moments with our Animal Friends

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We’re giving away 31 FREE Books this Month. Today, win a copy of Rescue Smiles during Who Chains You Publishing’s 2nd Anniversary Celebration!

How do you win today’s prize? Simple. Just click on the link below to bring you to our page, and tell us you want it in our comment section. The contest will run all day today, Aug. 2nd, and we’ll select a random winner at 10:00 a.m. Eastern, August 3rd.

Spread the word! Rescue Smiles is available in paperback, kindle, and audiobook. The book is an excellent humane education tool, too

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Rescue Smiles was the 2017 winner of the Maxwell Award from Dog Writers of America in the Best Human/Animal Bond category.

About the Book:

The heart of the animal rescue world lies in its stories–of freedom, of love, and of sacrifice by those who not only acknowledge but embrace the human-animal bond and its wondrous gifts.

In our first rescue story compilation, Who Chains You Books is pleased to offer a look into the emotional lives of rescuers and the living beings they hold dear. Join us for the heartwarming anecdotes, as Cinnamon steals Spice’s puppies, Alice steals everyone’s shoes, and a host of other animals conspire to steal our hearts.

Through these tales, you’ll get a behind-the-scenes peek into the relationships between rescuers and not only dogs and cats, but horses, goats, pigs, rats, mice, and birds, in this delightful first installment of Rescue Smiles.We hope you’re as captivated by the kinship between human and animal as we are.

With contributions by: Laura Koerber, Tamira Thayne, Reg Green, Heather Leughmyer, Joe Maringo, Patti Lawson, Sarah Barnett, Barb Michael, Sunny Aris, Christopher Barnekov, Gayla Evans, Kat Soul, Rachel Ogden, Melody Whitworth, and Liz Woloski.

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Two Tweens Find Homes for Returned Shelter Dogs in New Book from Author Samantha K. Riggi

Engaging New Series from Author Samantha K. Riggi Advocates for Returned Shelter Dogs

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“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.

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About the Author

samanthariggiauthorphotoSamantha 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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