"FAITH WALKS" a memoir about Faith the Dog is NOW available online at this address: FAITH WALKS It will also be available online at www.iuniverse.com and through Ebook format as well as a printed book version. $18.95 for a limited time at www.iuniverse.com and $9.99 for the Ebook download. (Kindle available)
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"FAITH WALKS" tells the entire story of Faith's life from an almost impossible beginning to her greatest and most wonderful achievements. She has stood on her own two legs for years demonstrating that faith in ones own self is so very powerful - - her message that you don't have to LOOK perfect to be perfect is threaded throughout the book. PLEASE spread the word!!
If you are someone who pre-ordered the book I will be sending you an e-mail in the next few days to let you know - - but you can order it directly from iUniverse here.
THANK YOU SO MUCH for your support and love. This book is destined to be a Best Seller and is now being "courted" by several traditional publishers. I hope to have it listed with a traditional publisher by October 1, 2011.
Faith was asked to be in the 4th movie of the Harry Potter series. I was thrilled of course, and couldn't get my mind wrapped around how we would do that since it was being filmed shortly and she was not ready to travel overseas. At the time she was not as travel-savvy as she is today and I didn't have a passport, and Faith wasn't given the overseas shots and quarantine by-pass papers, so it looked as if the idea was a bust.
Then another idea came up through the pike - - she could film here, and they could edit her in. (Have you seen the MAGIC those people do with special effects?) Anyway, time passed, the crew and production people didn't work out the details as needed, and poor Faith did not get to play the role of a lifetime: She was going to be a little dog that was created when Cedric dropped his wand in the middle of the first challenge of the Goblet of Fire. The wand hit a stone and the incantation he called out was slightly altered. FAITH was to be the alteration! Faith would have been a wonderful addition to the film and though it was not that way in the book - she would have been the star for sure! Maybe that's why they didn't go forth with the idea, they were afraid she would steal the scene! (Just saying)
Faith went her way and the great cast and crew of the Harry Potter series went their way. Today her image was sent via satellite to the crew and cast when they were at the premiere having a rest. The cast loves Faith and I was personally told by Rupert's assistant that he truly would have loved to have met Faith. She was written about in his local paper in Hertfordshire, England, and his mum is also a big fan of my little yellow dog. I am told.
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Seattle author Rudy Yuly and I have come up with the actual title of the definitive book we're writing together about Faith. It will be titled "Faith Walks". We've given the proposal to our agent Ken Atchity and are now just waiting to hear from the publishers.
The book will be out around this time next year, so look for updates every quarter or so to let you know who picked it up, and what to expect. We know that it will be about 190-220 pages. We know it will be told in Faith's point of view. We know it will be heartwarming, fun, crazy at times, and friendly so that everyone in the world can read it and enjoy it. Faith loves everyone unconditionally - and the book will reflect that type of acceptance, and what we as humans can learn from her regarding the way we tolerate and accept others around us. If there's one thing I've personally learned from Faith it is to let the world know you love them - - one smile at a time.
Faith's in her office under the bed now going over the proposal as it is - - of course making changes, but the facts will remain steadfast in the words of Rudy and I as we try our best to relate her stories to you soon. Thanks for your love and support. Oh, and of course there will be PICTURES!! Anthony Tortoriello will be our official book photographer! Of course!
Thank you Sue Manning and Manuel Valdez of the Associated Press for interviewing me, and for coming out to Seattle (Manuel) to video Faith in her element. We are truly blessed to be a part of the news coverage this holiday season (The story breaks December 16 worldwide) - - calling Faith's work a miracle and being so kind as to let the world know she is working hard to see as many soldiers as she can means a great deal to us. Faith's new book "FAITH WALKS" will be out around this time next year - - currently it is being marketed by our agent Ken Atchity of Atchity Entertainment International to many of the larger publishers such as Random House, Harper Collins, Penguin, Touchstone and Simon Schuster - - to be honest with you it hasn't been picked up just yet, but we feel that the love shown to Faith through the hundreds of newspapers and television stations who have already picked up the AP story - - that a publisher will soon welcome the book into their 2010 fold and you the reader will be treated to a unique and interesting book written in Faith's own quirky perspective. You have to know she sees things from her own point of view at times. Seattle based author Rudy Yuly and I are doing our best to capture Faith's stories as she relates them to us -- we're sure to find a few "dogged" details to be tongue-waggingly surprising - - it's just the way this dog is.
WITH GLAD HEARTS and songs of praise - - THANK YOU Associated Press for your love and genuine support of all Faith is trying to do for the world -- her message is just too important not to be told world wide. For more information on what Faith is doing RIGHT NOW please go to www.boardthefaithtrain.com and see for yourself how much fun this little dog really can be!! LOL
Faith loves soldiers, there is NO doubt about it. We had hoped to have a real birthday celebration on December 22, 2009 with Reuben returning on Faith's birthday from the Army. Unfortunately Reuben has to stay another few more days and won't be home until January 1, 2010. BUT and HOWEVER, Faith will still be able to see a bunch of men and women in her favorite color of CAMO at the McChord Air Force Base and Ft. Lewis Army base near Seattle, WA. We head up that way this weekend for the parties!! Faith will be flying American Airlines for the last time in 2009 - - but she will not stop flying with American. She will be happy to show her smiling face up at the cockpit just any time she is invited out.
Members of the Ft. Lewis PX will be picking us up on Friday, taking us to meet with our new favorite ghost writer Mr. Rudy Yuly, and Faith and Rudy will be happy to make each other acquaintances! This is a giant thing for Faith really, as Rudy is the other half of her voice in our new book "Faith Walks" which will be out this time next year.
The same members of Ft. Lewis will take us to the base to see the men and women processing Friday to go to war. We'll welcome the ones coming home, and we'll pray with and hug the ones going out. We'll be at the respective bases for the actual birthday parties on Saturday. McChord will host Faith between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. and Ft. Lewis' PX will host her from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. THEN - and this is key - - Faith gets to hang out with some of the best camo dressed people she's ever met for a few hours while Caity and I enjoy the Seattle sound, Pikes Place, the Market, and just take in a little sight seeing. We never get to do that without Faith in tow, which means we've never really gotten to see much. We're always too busy answering questions from the beautiful people on the streets.
Friday and Sunday Pat McGhee, the PX General Manager, has us going to a few base related places such as the VA. Faith is always a hit with the older vets...maybe we can get them to sport their respective Armed Forces t-shirts and have their pictures taken with Faith for the FAITH TRAIN!! YEA! It should be a blast, and we wish to thank Pat McGhee for planning it all out, and for the hotel, the transporation, and that love he and his crew always show us!! THANKS GUYS!!!