Faith, the Dog!
I just returned from the West Virginia Book Faire in Martinsburg, WV. And Faith, the Dog
, was the most amazing sight I saw all weekend. She pranced on her hind feet like a character from Star Wars. Her owner, Jude Stringfellow, explained how Faith was born missing one front leg and the other atrophied and had to be amputated. Jude taught Faith how to lift her little puppy head. One day the other family dog bit Faith, who got so angry she jumped on her hind legs to chase the other dog. Jude gave a presentation on the inspiration and power of faith.
Besides a two-legged dog, I also met many wonderful writers: the industrious wife-husband writing machine known as Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens
, (having published sixteen novels and five non-fiction books besides numerous screenplays); Natalija Nogulich,
actress/playwright (whose screen credits include Star Trek, The Next Generation, Nip/Tuck, The Practice).
Putting in a subdued appearance was our own pirate lady (and romance-fantasy author), Rebel Sinclair
, from wicked Charleston, SC.
The fair ended with a wonderful schmoozefest banquet capped by a touching speech by Homer Hickam
, author of Rocket Boys
, the genesis for the movie, October Sky
Given all that great talent, the question is: what do you think of Faith the Dog?