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I’ve always loved dogs, which puts me in a unique category along with what, maybe two or three billion people?

What’s not to love about an animal who will sit in your living room all day long, waiting for you to get home, and even if you need to work late and then stop for a stress-relieving beverage on your way home, when you unlock that front door, is absolutely overjoyed to see you? How could you not adore an animal who senses when your day is not going well and tries to cheer you up by dumping a sodden tennis ball in your lap?

I was probably 8 years old, playing in the back yard of our house in Prairie Village, KS, when my dad opened the gate and in rushed a 9-week-old Labrador puppy. I fell to my knees and spread my arms and that dog lea
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W. Bruce Cameron Hi Chloe! I have a couple of books that might serve. The Dogs of Christmas has the light-hearted, fun element of dogs that is so much a part of the…moreHi Chloe! I have a couple of books that might serve. The Dogs of Christmas has the light-hearted, fun element of dogs that is so much a part of the books you mentioned.

And in August, a novel I'm very proud of is coming out: The Dog Master. It's a dramatic, even epic, story of the most dangerous time in the history of our species, when the ice was pushing us out onto the treeless plains, where we could be easily preyed upon. We were competing with Neanderthals, who were stronger and faster and had bigger brains--but we prevailed. We had a technology: we had started to master wolves to help us. The Dog Master tells the story of the very first domesticated wolf--the first dog, in other words. I promise you it's an exciting read!

That's August 4th. In the meantime, thank you for writing!

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FIRST: We are already selling out of the first print run. This happened with A Dog's Purpose too, and it means there won't be that many first editions out there. A first edition copy of The Hobbit sold for $ 210,000. Only a pre-order will guarantee a first edition. The Dog Master is exactly like The Hobbit except for plot and character. And, well, setting. But I used some of the same words! So... Read more of this blog post »
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“Because failure isn't an option if success is just a matter of more effort.”
W. Bruce Cameron, A Dog's Purpose

“Dogs have important jobs, like barking when the doorbell rings, but cats have no function in a house whatsoever.”
W. Bruce Cameron, A Dog's Purpose

“My purpose, my whole life, had been to love him and be with him, to make him happy. I didn’t want to cause any unhappiness now—in that way, I decided it was probably better than he wasn’t here to see this, though I missed him so much at that moment the ache of it was as bad as the strange pains in my belly.”
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“The job of a good dog was ultimately to be with them, remaining by their sides no matter what course their lives might take. All I could do now was offer him comfort, the assurance that as he left this life he was not alone but rather was tended by the dog who loved him more than anything in the whole world.”
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“I guess I had never bothered to consider that there might such a thing as a boy, but now that I had found one, I thought it was just about the most wonderful concept in the world. He smelled of mud and sugar and an animal I'd never scented before, and a faint meaty odor clung to his fingers, so I licked them.”
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Tiffany I love love love your books!


message 1: by Yourfiendmrjones (last edited Jul 22, 2008 07:19PM)

Yourfiendmrjones Bruce once showed me the proofs of a new book he was writing. I read it and sent it back with notes, the first being-

"'Seven' as a number is an obvious choice, Bruce. 'Eight'... concise, to the point. That's the way to go."

I have yet to hear back from him.



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