Some of y'all know that in my "other life" I write pet books, and I wanted to share some exciting news with all the puppy lovers out there. I've recently published my FIRST-EVER NOVEL and it features a nine-month-old German Shepherd puppy, a service dog in training. Yes, there are even chapters written from the puppy's viewpoint! I got to "channel my inner puppy" to tell the story.
An autism cure will kill millions unless a service dog and his trainer find a missing child . . . in 24 hours.
The book LOST AND FOUND is available in trade paperback and in all Ebook formats including Amazon Kindle. I've even created a video trailer of the book (my own Magical-Dawg has a cameo appearance in the video!) and you can watch the trailer for LOST AND FOUND here. Here's a short recap of what you can expect.
AN AUNT searches for her lost nephew--and dooms her sister.
A MOM gambles a miracle will cure--and not kill--her child.
A DOG finds his true purpose--when he disobeys.
Animal behaviorist September Day has lost everything--husband murdered, career in ruins, confidence shot--and flees to Texas to recover. She's forced out of hibernation when her nephew Steven and his autism service dog Shadow disappear in a freak blizzard. When her sister trusts a maverick researcher's promise to help Steven, September has 24 hours to rescue them from a devastating medical experiment impacting millions of children, a deadly secret others will kill to protect. As September races the clock, the body count swells. Shadow does his good-dog duty but can't protect his boy. Finally September and Shadow forge a stormy partnership to rescue the missing and stop the nightmare cure. But can they also find the lost parts of themselves?
I'm very excited to have received over two-dozen awesome reviews from readers already, as well as some lovely comments from some of my favorite thriller authors:
"Amy Shojai's LOST AND FOUND wraps family secrets, murder, and medical miracles around the small form of an autistic child. Riveting, heart-wrenching, and brilliant, here is the debut of a stunning talent." --James Rollins, New York Times bestseller of Bloodline
"Take a clever dog, an autistic boy, and toss in greed, corruption, and out-of control scientific experimentation and you have the makings of LOST AND FOUND, a fun story filled with twists, turns, and a large dose of intrigue." -D. P. Lyle, Award-winning author of the Dub Walker Thriller Series
"Pet behavior expert Amy Shojai's debut thriller LOST AND FOUND combines the medical tension of Robin Cook thrillers with the emotional heart of THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN." -Dr. Marty Becker, Best-selling author and veterinarian on Good Morning America and The Dr. Oz Show.
I can't wait to hear what all of you expert puppy lovers think of the book. It was great fun channeling my "inner dog" to write this thriller, as well as to share some puppy training and behavior information along the way. Did I mention there's also a clicker-trained Maine Coon cat who "nails" the bad guy at the end?
Readers are asking for sequels to the book--so stay tuned and I'll let you know when the next installments are published. I hope you'll share this "thrilling" news with all your pet loving reader friends!