Author C.B. Wilson’s love of writing began after reading her first Nancy Drew book and reworking the ending. Her fascination with dogs and their passionate owners inspired Barkview, California, the dog friendliest city in America. She admits to chocoholic tendencies and laughing out loud at dog comics. Learn more about C.B. and her books at her website.
Holiday Howler Dog Treats
Today, I am honored to be featured in Anastasia Pollack’s blog, Killer Crafts and Crafty Killers. Writing a guest blog offers me a wonderful opportunity to remind you all to honor that special pet in your life and help others find their own forever friend.
The Barkview Mysteries series is all about dogs and the people who love them. Set in a small seaside town where designated leash lanes lead to hound playgrounds, every resident has a BFF (Best Furry Friend) except Cat Wright.
Attacked by a dog while researching a story, the investigative reporter is more than a little uncomfortable in Barkview. As far as she can tell, she is the lone cat person in a town populated with over-the-top dog lovers. The Barkview Mysteries series tells the story of Cat’s journey to find the right companion to enhance her life.
Inspiration for this book series came from a chain of events I still find ironic. First, my military father’s fascination with a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel opened my eyes to the wonderful world of dogs. Second, my couch-potato mother adopted a Jack Russel Terrier/Chihuahua mix. (You can imagine how that played out.) My call to action came with the realization that there is a perfect dog for everyone. Some folks just needed a little help matching the right canine with their personality and lifestyle.
Each Barkview adventure features a different dog breed. The traits, personality, exercise and grooming needs, in addition to health issues, are highlighted in the story, offering insight into sharing a life with the dog.
Hope you enjoy Bichon Bisquets Barkery’s Holiday Howler Dog Treat Recipe, which was introduced in the December issue of my newsletter, The Bark View, and Bichoned to Death, the second book in the series. (5 bark reader rating)
(Created by Brandi Wilson)
1 lb lean ground beef
1/2 cup Apple sauce
1 medium sweet potato
5 oz. Bacon Bits
2 cups unbleached flour
Preheat oven 350 degrees.
Cook ground beef in saucepan. Make three cuts in sweet potato. Place on paper towel. Microwave high for 5 minutes or until soft. Cool ground beef and sweet potato.
Mix cooled beef and sweet potato with apple sauce, bacon bits and flour. Mix well. Roll out and cut into shapes or drop on parchment papered cookie sheet.
Bake 350 degrees 30-40 minutes or until brown.
Cavaliered to Death
A Barkview Mystery, book 1
Once bit, forever shy. Can she make it through a matted mess of missing dogs to catch a deadly criminal?
A feline loving investigative reporter living in the dog friendliest city in America, what can go wrong during dog show week when the quaint seaside town turns dog-eat-dog? Cat can almost handle dogs, but she finds the delicate balance bitterly disrupted when two opposing Cavalier King Charles Spaniels disappear and the mayor’s wife is murdered.
With her aunt heading the list of suspects due to the town’s cutthroat rivalry, Cat determines she must dig up enough evidence to prove her innocence. But, as the facts stack up against them, she’s plagued with a new problem—the dognapped Cavaliers are found in her aunt’s kennel.
Can Cat walk with the leash lovers long enough to catch a killer and save the dog show?