I really do. It’s going to take me some time to get to the point here, so please bear with me and read through till the end. You won’t regret it.
Not only do I get to work from home, but I get to meet and work with all sorts of interesting people. The nature of my job means that I become intimately involved with their writing, and naturally, I get a sense of who they are as a person – what drives them, what they like, and even become privy to such mundane things as hobbies. I get personally attached to each project, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
One of my first clients, Bessie Mac, is a perfect example. When we first met, she was taking care of her disabled mother around the clock, and had been doing so for well over a decade. To say I was inspired by her devotion to her mom wouldn’t quite cut it. On top of that I learned she was very active in animal rescue, fostering dogs who had been given up or thrown away by previous owners. She’d keep them in her home and care for them, doing whatever she could to make them ready for their new “forever homes.”
In 2010, she fostered a particular dog that touched her heart more than any other had. She felt the urge to write about it, even though she’d always been told she could never be a writer. Despite all of the childhood negativity, Holly’s Story, the first book in the Forever Home Series was born. All of Bessie’s own dogs, including her service dog Danny, are characters in the book. Danny is portrayed as the wise alpha who guides and steers his pack with prudence and discipline as needed, and seems like the kinda “guy” you’d want around if trouble ever showed up.
Danny, in real life, saved Bessie Mac’s life a week ago today.
Watch the video:
She’s been rescuing dogs for years, and now one has rescued her. Good boy, Danny!
Bessie is recovering nicely, and is so encouraged by all of the support she and Danny have been receiving. If you’d like to get in touch with her, you can contact her through her website or find her on Facebook.