BOOKS

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"A story of journeys and separations, Not Just a Dog resonates with hope, redemption, and loyalty. Like all the best ones, this book can’t easily be categorized in a genre as it is an adventure story, a mother-daughter story, and, ultimately, more proof that we just don’t deserve dogs. Laura Thomas’s newest novel is a lovely tribute to the families we’re born with and the families we find."

-Marshall Highet, author of Blue-Eyed Slave (2022). You can find her at The Other Side of the Fire

"A magical, emotional and at times harrowing adventure, guided by the power unconditional love."

-Andy Mitchell, Director and Writer of the Emmy-Award-Winning documentary series, Secrets of the Whales

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“The perfect book for the young, budding veterinarian or animal lover, with an important message to teach about animal welfare and kindness towards all things dog...”

 - Dr. Justine Lee, DACVECC, DABT, Author of "It's a Dog's Life... but It's Your Carpet"

 

“Laura pens a wonderful tale here where Ruffer, Jada and Slobber show the power and importance of friendship, courage, listening and ethics—lessons all youngsters can benefit from learning as early as possible.” 

- Will Draper, DVM, Host of Nat Geo WILD's Animal ER Live 

"I adored this surprising story for the beauty it reveals in toughness and grit, in pure distaste for the norm, and in the unpredictable paths carved out by love. Shimmering with tactile pleasure in a paradoxically repulsive underground world, the writing produces the visceral pleasure of travel with the bonus-thrill of a Goonies adventure...Thrilling, with a great ending."

 

- Lindsay Sterling, chef and author of Immigrant Kitchens

 
 

REVIEWS

"With ease and creativity, Laura draws us deeply into this dark tale of counter-culture hermits intentionally withdrawn from industrialized society, and teaches us that sometimes beauty and angels can be found in the most destitute hell."

“The perfect book for the young, budding veterinarian or animal lover, with an important message to teach about animal welfare and kindness towards all things dog...”

A story of journeys and separations, Not Just a Dog resonates with hope, redemption and loyalty. Like all the best books, this one can't easily be categorized in a genre as it is an adventure story, a mother-daughter story, and, ultimately, more proof that we just don't deserve dogs. Laura Thomas's newest novel is a lovely tribute to the families we're born with and the families we find.

author ALLYN BOUCHER, reviewing Shadow Swans

author and veterinarian DR. JUSTINE LEE, reviewing Detective Barksalot and the Dogs With No Names

Marshall Highet, Author of Blue-Eyed Slave (2022), reviewing Not Just a Dog

BIO

In 2022, Laura Thomas published her third book, Not Just a Dog. In the same year, she released her first podcast. Rescued By a Dog. Before that, in 2020, she published a children's book, Detective Barksalot and the Dogs With No Names, and prior to that, in 2011,  she published another novel, Shadow Swans.  She has also released five albums of original music, most recently with The Laura Thomas Band. When she's not writing or making music, she is finding ways to save more dogs.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

March 26

2022

6-8PM CST: 

Not Just a Dog

BOOK LAUNCH PARTY  

Venue: High Noon

Address: 2000 East Cesar Chavez St, Austin TX

March 25

2020

2PM Eastern: 

Youtube LIVESTREAM of Laura Thomas reading Detective Barksalot and the Dogs With No Names! Here's the link

 

CONTACT

For inquiries, please contact Laura Thomas:

Tel: 917-817-3319 | laurabama@hotmail.com

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