News & Gratitude

9780143130017_DogMedicine_CVF_q2.inddI’ve been quiet lately, I know.

I’ve been working, but I’ve also been resting before
things get extremely busy this summer. The big news is that  Penguin Books bought Dog Medicine. They are going to release it on July 19th, widely, and have designed an incredibly beautiful cover with a quote from the one-and-only Cheryl Strayed. Unreal. I’ll post tour dates as soon as I have them.

On top of that, the book has sold to Korea, Holland, France, Italy and the UK. I’m still peeling myself off the floor in disbelief over those developments.

And finally, just today, released an astounding list of “Moving Memoirs You Must Read” which had sweet Bunker’s face prominently displayed. I’m so honored to be in the company of such distinguished writers. I have said thank you to about a billion people today. If I missed you, Thank You. 

It’s wonderful and strange to have this level of visibility. For years, I wrote quietly, alone, and without expectation, about the love of my life, who happened to be a dog. It’s sheer bliss to me that our story is so well received, and that my choice to be wildly vulnerable on the page is being met with love and kindness and accolades far and wide.

I’m extraordinarily grateful. More soon!




10 thoughts on “News & Gratitude

  1. Just finished this beautiful book. I’m thrilled & grateful to read of others connection to our dear, sweet & most loving friends. This connection, this love between man & dog is one that I am forever grateful for. They are my example to love unconditionally.

    Thank you for sharing your story.

  2. So I’ve been on vacation and am just now going through a week’s worth of emails. Julie, this is just so amazing. Deserved, but just because one writes a good book doesn’t mean anyone notices. Be proud as well as grateful, dear niece,


    Pets are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.

  3. We are so very proud of you! I read the book while healing from knee surgery last November. I laughed and cried and shouted “hallelujah” at the honesty, vulnerability, and love of dog and family that radiates throughout the book. And, of course, the redemption. After I finished I wanted to hug you all because you are “every family” in many ways and unique in others. Way to go, Julie!! Anne

  4. Just today I had lunch with a friend at BW and mentioned the book. She was incredibly interested as she is close friends with a woman who runs a dog rescue service in SB. The upshot is that I am taking a copy to her tomorrow as there is a large group of supporters that meet regularly. I gave a copy to a friend last week for her birthday, and she called two days later saying she couldn’t put it down. So it is no accident that all this is happening. It is deserved. Hugs, Grandma

  5. Julie, I have already bought 6 copies of your book to share with everyone I can. In Canada, I can only get it by ordering it from Amazon. I am so delighted that it will soon be in wider release. You deserve all the kudos that you get! Our 8 week old puppy is finally coming home tomorrow, and more than anything in the world, I hope that she will be the balm to soothe the sadness of my child. Thank you for giving us insight and hope.

    1. Helene,
      This means so much to me. Thank you so very much. Yes, in July you will have the new edition and plenty of ways to find it. Congratulations on your brand new puppy! Thank you for the lovely note.

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