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Happy HOWL-oween!

Posted by John Duggleby on October 31, 2015 in Books, Otis |

Here are a few personas of my late, great, Otis– Samoyed of 1,000 Disguises. They are from my new book “Oti’s Odyssey: A Rescue Dog’s Tail”. If you’re in interested in a copy of this saga of rescue, rehab and redemption, give a cybershout to me@johnduggleby.com!

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My new book– Oti’s Odyssey: A Rescue Dog’s “Tail”

Posted by John Duggleby on October 21, 2015 in Books, Otis |

Otis the Samoyed of Destiny has been gone about a year now but his legend lives on– my new book Oti’s Odyssey: A Rescue Dog’s “Tail” has just arrived from the printer! This 36-page true story is a raggedy-paws to riches tale of rescue and redemption for kids of all ages, including those at heart. […]

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Mission Accomplished: Oti’s Odyssey: A Rescue Dog’s “Tail” Will Be Published!

Posted by John Duggleby on May 2, 2015 in Books, Otis, Uncategorized |

Thanks so much (and a huge “AROOO!!” from Otis beyond the Rainbow Bridge) to everyone who pledged to my Kickstarter campaign to publish my book Oti’s Odyssey: A Rescue Dog’s “Tail” .  Because of overwhelming response and generosity, I can include more pages in the book, and print it in a larger format than I’d originally […]

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Shilling for a Cause

Posted by John Duggleby on April 30, 2014 in Books, Music |

Though it may surprise you who read my blog, I’m a big advocate of literacy.  As a writer, I owe my living to peoples’ being able to read, it’s that simple.  Even in the Madison area, which places itself among Cheeseland’s intelligentsia, there are a surprising number of folks who have trouble reading.  I learned […]

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The Day the Music Lived

Posted by John Duggleby on February 9, 2014 in Books, Me, Music |

Don McLean’s “American Pie” pronounced Buddy Holly’s sudden 1959 death as “The day the music died.”  Perhaps so, but nobody my age will forget 50 years ago today when it came roaring back to life with the Beatles’ first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show.  We kids and our families were still reeling from another unforgettable event, President Kennedy’s assassination […]

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At Last, a Stamp for Brother Ray

Posted by John Duggleby on October 13, 2013 in Books, Music |

I have more than a passing interest in The Genius, a.k.a. Ray Charles.  I wrote a book for young people called Uh Huh!  The Story of Ray Charles (see books page) shortly after he died in 2004.  Unfortunately his passing was overshadowed by that of Ronald Reagan only five days earlier. Reagan got a U.S. […]

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A Tour to Remember

Posted by John Duggleby on May 8, 2012 in Books |

I recently finished my biggest author tour ever:  Seven days, sixteen programs and God knows how many chicken dance snapshots.  To borrow from Field of Dreams, it wasn’t heaven, but it was Iowa, and the subject of my book was the state’s native son and American Gothic painter Grant Wood. I can’t remember a more […]

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