Losing a sibling is hard. Losing three of them is even harder. Repairing a broken bond of trust is harder still.
After his three brothers disappeared, one after another, gone to a mysterious place known only as The Rainbow Bridge, Buddy the degu is all alone in his cage. Confused and frightened, he knows only one thing for certain: he last saw his brothers in the hands of the human caretaker. That knowledge breaks the bond of trust forged between Buddy and his human in the years since he was a pup, and leaves him convinced that letting her get her hands on him will mean he disappears too. Somehow, she has to convince him he’s wrong, and earn back his trust.
Based on actual events that took place in the life of one of the author’s own degus, and told from the point of view of a degu, this is the story of how patience and love taught a confused and terrified rodent how to trust again.
The above are the cover and book blurb for "How To Trust Your Human" - my latest book, which is a semi-fictionalized account of my attempts at earning back the trust of our degu, Joshua, after we lost his three brothers last year. I don't often do dedications in my books, but this book is dedicated to Joshua, as well as to the memory of his brothers, Jasper, Jenks, and Jacob. Oh, and... Yes. That is Joshua on the cover.
You can already buy the book from Smashwords in all formats they offer, so there's a format that will work for you, regardless of your eReader of choice. In fact, if you can read this post, you can read the book. Alternatively, the eBook is also available via a few other eBook retailers, such as Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and iBooks.
For those who prefer a physical book: the paperback is coming soon. Assuming there are no issues when I'm sorting it, it "should" be available by the end of the month. Anyway, watch my Wednesday posts for an announcement of its availability.
Regardless of your format preferences though, here's the book's Goodreads page.