I’m thirty-five pownds. I have black fur and white paws. A long, skinny tail. Oh right, and I’m a dawg, a mixture of black lab and cocker spaniel. They tell me I’m very sweet. Something reeders might not gess? I prefer living in Mom-Samantha’s cozy cott-idge on the estate rather than the man shun Aunt Mary livs in. O. And I’m not so guhd at spell ing.
2) How did you first meet your writer?
A nise lady named Witknee Goodwin adopted me from the shell-ter in Palm Beech. And then a not so nice person killed her in Mom’s dawg bakeree. The poleese were too bizzy trying to find Whitney’s murderer to wurry about what to do with me so, to make a lawng story short, Mom got to keep me.
3) Want to dish about him/her?
Mom-Samantha? Okay, well, I hav her rapped around my pause and if I look at her just right, she gives me an extra PupCake. And won time, I snuck a Peanut Butter Delight awf uv the display counter and she pretended not to notise becauze she doezn’t like scolding me. She’s sort of a pushover like that. I tri not to take advantij. O! And she’s super impatient. So wen Whitney got murdered, (wich makes me sad if I think too lawng about it), Mom got in big truble with Detective Trumble for mooving the murder case forward. She probably wouldn’t want me to tell you that. She’s the best mom ever though, honestly. I woodn’t trade her for anyone in the world.
4) Why do you think that your life has ended up being in a book?
I’m the first dawg my mom owned and this is a really big deel to her. Also, she opened a dog bakery and I’m sort of rela, rele, (this one’s really tough)…relevant.
5) Who's your favorite character? Why?
I reelly like Trasee. She’s the assist ant Mom hired. She sneeks me food like almost all the time.
6) Who's your least favorite character? Why?
Bethanee is a liddle scaree. She owns the art galleree next door and she acts all high and mighty. Plus she waz mad when Mom opened the dog bakery right next door to her gallery, cuz she thought her customers might not like having so many dawgs around. I can’t imagine why not, but like I said, she’s a liddle scaree.
7) What's next for you?
Well, in Book 2, Paws for Alarm, a cat shows up. So I’m pritty shore our awther is going to involve the cat a lot more in the next storee. I’m a liddle nervus about it because I tried to make frendz with the cat and she swiped at me. Her claws were sharp! I didn’t really get hurt, except for my feelings. So yeah, pretty sure me and the cat are going to get a lot of air time in Book 3. Wish me luk.
About Paws for Alarm
When Samantha relaxes into her new role as a dog mom, finds a circle of friends in her new hometown, and sees her new dog bakery Canine Confections barking up business, she’s thrilled that things are going so well … until she hears a bloodcurdling scream from the pastry shop two doors down and runs over to find a dead body on the floor.
Suddenly Samantha finds herself in a race against time to find not only the thief who is stealing from the upscale shops, but a murderer, too. Samantha’s Lab-Mix Sweet Pea wags her tail through all of the clues, suspects and shenanigans. Both Samantha and Sweet Pea are aided in their amateur investigation by the other shopkeepers on the elegant Worth Avenue, and Samantha finds the suspect list growing at every turn.
To make matters worse, Samantha’s old boyfriend arrives in town, and mysterious people start showing up at the Sophisticated Pet and New Age stores nearby. Samantha soon finds that things are not what they seem, and she must figure out what’s going on—or become the next dead body on a bakery floor.
Includes an original recipe from the world-famous Three Dog Bakery!
About Amy Hueston
Amy Hueston writes mini-mysteries for Woman’s World magazine when she isn’t writing mystery and suspense novels. The first 3 books in her Canine Confections mystery series have an abundance of dogs and pastries, two of her favorite things, and will be available in 2021. Amy is also a professional singer who has performed nationally and internationally. A sought-after singer in South Florida, Amy draws on these experiences when writing.