Tuesday, July 7, 2009

A Blog Becomes a Book

View from the Cart: the Story of Mulligan, a Golf Course Dog is finally published and ready for purchase.Click here to learn more or purchase books. It's a privilege to work side by side with our adult children on collaborative works. In creating this book, Greg recorded stories from Mulligan's life. Hearing him tell the stories with his emotions and point of view so evident made it easy for me transcribe his thoughts to create a finished product. We both agree that this work represents his life as a golf course superintendent, with a working Black Lab, honestly and candidly. Greg had dabbled in writing this nonfiction narrative through stories posted on his blog, View from the Cart. Comments from readers lead to a more serious effort to publish.There is something for everyone in this story of second chances. Dog lovers will make a connection to a wonderful Black Lab, while golfers will appreciate the description of the golf courses and peeks at a golf course superintendent's life. The book's 8th grade readability level makes it a quick read appropriate for readers from preteen through retirement!
Ten anecdotes invite readers to take a ride on a golf cart see Mulligan at work. Stories include such topics as golf etiquette for the course dog, Mulligan's first ladies' day, encounters with members and other wildlife, work related injuries, and a touching story of his adoption from the Colorado Lab Rescue group.