DR. MEL'S MESSAGE - From my novels to my other projects, no telling what you will read. This is the only place you will get to read about how I developed a screenplay into a novel and what is the driving force. I will talk about many things from films to books to acting to producing. It really will depend on where my mind takes me. I hope you will join me on this journey.
your readers a little about yourself, where you grew up, where you live now,
where you went to school etc. Let them get to know the personal you.
I grew up in Los
Angeles and went to school here in the San Fernando Valley. I went to college
at California State University, Northridge. I have two grown children and 5
small grandchildren. I have two dogs and two cats that thoroughly entertain me.
inspired you to author this book?
have a local pet care business and I was inspired to write this book for my
clients to answer many of the same questions that kept coming up in my pet care
did you get the inspiration for your book’s cover?
book cover is a favorite picture of my two happy dogs at the park.
has been the most significant influence on you personally and as a writer?
dedicated the book to my mother, Ruth, as she dedicated her life to be my
biggest champion and supporter. I lost her a few years ago to cancer. I still
miss her dearly. My little dog was the love of her life, Eddie, the tiny
chihuahua. I promised her to care for him, as she would.
were your struggles or obstacles you had to overcome to get this book written?
biggest struggles to complete this book were technical issues. I deleted the
entire manuscript once. I deleted about half of it, again, by accident. I now
have many backup copies as I write, in multiple locations. That was a very
painful way to learn the importance of backing up the files.
your readers about your book.
book covers everything from things to think about before you get a dog,
bringing home a new puppy or rescue dog, common behavioral and health issues,
to caring for senior dogs. I wanted to write a comprehensive guide, that could
be used as an easy way to take the best care possible of your dog.
target audience is new dog owners or people that would like to do better for
their dogs. I believe that our dogs deserve the best life that we can provide
do you consider your greatest success in life?
a good person. I am a helper by nature. If someone needs help, I help them if I
can. I think we should all help each other and not worry so much about our differences.
one unique thing sets you apart from other writers in your genre?
not a dog trainer. My job is to help owners take really good care of their dogs
and fill in for them when they can't go for a walk or be home at night. I
respect that there are many different ways to care for dogs and more than one
way can work.