Novelist Dean Koontz came to Canine Companions for Independence in Oceanside, California on October 11, 2014 to sign his new book, Ask Anna: Advice for the Furry and Forlorn. View photos of the event at this link..
Dean Koontz addressed the crowd at 10 a.m. Immediately following his remarks, he began the signing. The event was free and open to the public. In addition to the signing, attendees enjoyed demonstrations by Canine Companions assistance dogs, campus tours and more.
Dean Koontz has spent most of his life writing to thrill his readers, with fourteen novels rising to the #1 spot on the New York Times hardcover bestseller list and over 450 million books sold worldwide. His success as an author is due to his wonderful writing and storytelling in which he passionately shows the power of love and the struggle between good and evil. Dean is known to love dogs, and they often appear as wise and kind characters in his novels.
Dean says hes learned most about dogs from his furry family members first Trixie Koontz and now, Anna. In Ask Anna: Advice for the Furry and Forlorn, Dean once again clues us in to what dogs are thinking this time in a hilarious book of advice for dogs in all sorts of predicaments. The adorable 4-color book features photographs of Anna's clients along with photos of Anna hard at work giving her witty and insightful counsel.
Anna follows in Trixie Koontz's paw prints with her first book. Dean and Trixie wrote books together, and Dean has published a beautiful memoir of Trixie called A Big Little Life. Both Koontz dogs were raised by Canine Companions for Independence, the non-profit organization that provides assistance dogs for people with disabilities completely free of charge. The Koontz family has been a major supporter of Canine Companions since the early 1990s with donations in excess of $9 million dollars. Now 100% of what the author receives from the sale of Ask Anna will be donated to Canine Companions for Independence. As Anna says, I want to give back to my community which I feel obliged to do especially because of all the park grass Ive ruined with little brown spots.
Dean sums up his feelings about Anna and dogs in general, "Anna - in fact any dog - is not only a source of good advice but also a bridge over troubled waters, and not only a bridge but a 12-lane causeway."
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