Good morning campbellsworld visitors and welcome to another Author’s Corner.
This morning author Trish Hubschman has dropped into share the first in her series, ‘Pampered Pet’
Now, this isn’t the only series Trish has ever written so be sure you keep reading after today’s story to learn all about Trish and her other work.
By Trish Hubschman
Hope didn’t like Doggie Day Camp. We enrolled her in the program when she was staying at Petsmart’s Doggie Motel a few days. We were in Atlantic City. It was the first time we’d been apart and we missed her. Day Camp would give her a chance to get out of her assigned pen and socialize with other dogs. They put Hope in with the large dogs. Hope was 45 lbs. She was intimidated by the retrievers, boxers and pitbulls. She separated herself from them by hiding under a table. It made good sense to me, but the program coordinator said it was unproductive and insisted we do something about it. Kevin wanted them to put Hope in with the smaller dogs. She would feel more comfortable amongst terriers, lhasas, and chihuahuas . The coordinator felt the smaller dogs would be intimidated by Hope. . She could still stay at the Doggie Motel , but no Day Camp unless she learned to be more sociable.
“How is she going to learn to socialize with other dogs if she isn’t allowed to be with other dogs?” I asked. It was a Catch 22. Hope and I were sitting in the backseat of the SUV, my arm wrapped around her. I was whispering to her. Kevin could hear me upfront. “You’ve got to be more sociable, girl,” I admonished her. “It’s for your own good.” Isn’t that what they always said? Kevin ignored my baby talk to Hope and addressed my first question. “We can try Petsmart’s obedience training,” he offered. “They have a six week group program in the store.” He liked the idea. I’m not sure I did. ““She doesn’t need obedience training,” I shot back. “She’s perfect.” I said the last part to Hope and we exchanged knowing glances. Well, we didn’t have to share those minor oopses to Daddy. I’m sure he was aware of them anyway. “I guess this training stuff is worth a try,” I said, even if I thought teaching Hope to sit on cue was ridiculous.
There were five other dogs in the class, all smaller than Hope. They were bullies. Hope was scared. She kept very close to her Daddy’s legs. The teacher was obsessed with a maltese and basically ignored her other students. Hope didn’t learn anything. At the sixth a final class, we received Hope’s graduation certificate, and then got up to leave. Hope pulled her leash super fast to get out of there. “Now, what are we going to do, girl?” I ask. We were again sitting in the backseat. “It looks like Daddy and I won’t be able to go away again just the two of us,” I said to Hope. I’m sure that fact didn’t bother her. She wanted to be with her family all the time and we wanted to be with her.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR AND HER WORK…
By Trish Hubschman
About The Series
In 1997, Trish saw the rock band, Styx, for the first time at Radio City Music Hall in New York. She fell in love. The following year, she created the fictional character, musician, Danny Tide from the rock band Tidalwave. She wrote two romance novels with him as the main character. After that, he was put in the drawer for a decade. She continued seeing her favorite band in concert, Styx. Around 2010, her Long Island private investigator, Tracy Gayle, emerged for her own set of mystery stories. Never did it dawn on her that at some point she would bring Tracy and Danny together. In 2014, a few days after she saw Styx, their tour bus burst into flames. She tried to find out the cause, but was unsuccessful. She decided to weave her own tale about it. Tracy Gayle solves Tidalwave’s tour bus fire. That was Book One. The chemistry between the lady PI and the rock musician is incredible from the start.
About Stiff Competition
America’s favorite rock band, Tidalwave, is playing the Miss America pageant. Band leader, Danny Tide, is emceeing the event. All is going according to schedule. The judges have picked the 10 semi-finalists. Suddenly, everything comes to a halt. Miss New Jersey is missing. Nobody knows what happened to her or where she is. Danny calls his longtime PI friend, Tracy Gayle, and asks her to come down to Atlantic City to help figure things out. In need of her best friend for personal support and eager to get to another case, Tracy agrees. There’s an all-out search of the hotels on the boardwalk. They find Miss New Jersey, but it’s not good. Her kidnapping leads to another assault and murder. The big star and the lady PI work together on this one, so that the Miss America pageant can continue as usual.
To my wonderful husband, Kevin. He proofreads all my stories and tells me I’m a good writer.
To my mom, who also reads all my stories and enjoys them. She’s been behind me every step of the way in my life.
Trish has published three books under America Star Books, a short story Collection of time travel/romances called Through Time and the first two books in the Tracy Gayle/Danny Tide series, The Fire and Unlucky Break.
She’s also written a short story, The Officer and His Sweet Heart, which was published in the winter 2018 Slate and Style Magazine which can be enquired of by visiting: http://writers.nfb.org/index.html
She attended college at Long Island University’s-Southampton Campus with a Bachelor’s degree in English-Writing. She lives on Long Island with her husband and two dogs and can be contacted at palhub&optonline.net
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