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Author: Ginger Dehlinger
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Description

A small-town veterinarian is faced with the ultimate dilemma when her father contracts terminal cancer and insists she euthanize him. The abusive, alcoholic father figures his daughter has the tools and the knowhow to end his life, so why can’t she do for him what she does for animals in similar circumstances? The daughter, who believes life in any form is precious, euthanizes animals in her care only after all known remedies or treatments have been exhausted, describing the procedure as “always a gut wrenching experience.”

Fearful whenever she is around her father, even hating him at times, and lacking in self confidence after a lifetime of emotional and physical abuse, the young veterinarian finds herself torn between letting him suffer and committing a crime that could potentially send her to prison. The reader has to wait until the end of the story to learn whether she obeys her father one last time.

Although the “does she or doesn’t she” question keeps the reader turning pages, Brute Heart contains many warm and humorous segments involving the daughter’s three best friends, family pets, and the animals she treats as part of her profession. Readers will be amused by the antics of a dog named Sonofabitch, Cleo the rabbit, a Black Angus bull that falls out of a horse trailer, and a cat named Dead. An unusual blend of James Herriot’s delightful tales and some of the darker elements in Sylvia Plath’s poem, “Daddy,” this novel will be enjoyed by animal lovers as well as fans of hardship to recovery stories and family dramas.

Date insert: Wednesday, 12 August 2020

Phone Call Alert! 

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Due to the COVID-19 onslaught, we currently cannot take incoming phone calls.  

 

A notification about phone calls:  due to the COVID-19 plague, we've significantly increased our incoming inquiries--nearly double our usual volume--and the number of incoming inquiries by phone has been literally overwhelming.  Although most writers will say that their call "will only take 15 minutes," the truth is, that after 10 years of doing this, most author inquiry calls take an hour.  45 minutes at best. I'm currently receiving 7-10 calls/day, and due to that, I've had to stop accepting incoming phone calls, which my voicemail will tell you. You can leave a message--I can't call you back without one--and if a call is needed, I will of course call you.  But we have very complete and extensive email replies, handouts and our website is very informative. Almost all the questions that I receive during a call are actually already answered on our site, or are, in fact, publishing questions, not questions about our services, what we do, what we offer, or the like.  I already handle between 90-130 emails/day, as it is. I can't handle that many emails and take 7-10 hours of calls each day. I can't. So, in order to be able to answer this huge email volume, to help the greatest number of people, with my time, I've had to stop accepting calls.  I'm sorry, but that's just how it is. I'm in the process of setting up a call-appointment function, for free 15-minute calls to answer questions from new prospective customers and longer paid sessions for folks who generally want consulting on "publishing," generally (and for prospective kids' book publishers, as a special category of paid consulting).  But that functionality isn't yet set up. I hope to get that working the 3rd week of July, sometime.  

Thank you for your understanding.