BIG NEWS! Merrie's New Children's Book, Lucy the Lake Dog - Pre-Sale Coming Late May

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Lucy the Lake Dog

Lucy is a curious chocolate Labrador retriever who lives at a house on the lake with her family. She would love to run free and explore all the things she loves about the lake, but in the end, she realizes the importance of family and how they know best about her well being.

I am so thrilled to announce a project I have been working on for a long time, Lucy the Lake Dog! I wrote it after watching our lovable chocolate lab, Lucy explore everything at the lake, including swimming, watching the blue herons and riding on the boat. Lake life is pure joy for her as it is for our whole family!

I am so fortunate to have beloved Kansas City artist, Jacqueline Kerr as the illustrator for Lucy the Lake Dog. Not only is her artwork precious, communicating the real feel of Lucy, but it is an accurate representation of our home, our property and our boat at the lake! If you follow along with Seasons of the Lake, you will see it all in Lucy the Lake Dog, right down to the bedspreads on the beds.

Don't miss the Pre-Sale later this month! Get your own copy signed by Merrie AND Lucy.

A portion of each book sale will be donated to KC Pet Project. Scroll down for more information.

Follow Lucy on her own Instagram account @lucy.thelakedog.


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A portion of every Lucy the Lake Dog book sale goes to KC Pet Project, a nonprofit charitable organization operating the KC Campus for Animal Care, Kansas City, Missouri’s, Animal Shelter. They care for more than 10,000 animals a year and now have 14 locations in Missouri and Kansas to adopt pets. The purpose of KC Pet Project is to provide sheltering and animal services to the community of Kansas City, MO by placing pets into homes with families, enhancing public safety through animal control services, being a resource to people and pets in the community, reuniting lost pets with their owners, establishing pet retention programs, providing humane education opportunities, and enriching the lives of pets and people in Kansas City to build up and support a more safe and humane Kansas City.

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One of 16 affiliates across the United States and Latin America, Boys Hope Girls Hope of Kansas City helps academically motivated middle and high school students rise above disadvantaged backgrounds and become successful in college and beyond. It is my honor to support the Kansas City home by purchasing decorations and decorating for the boys at the holidays.

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