GREAT BEGINNINGS: 45 Free Chapters for You!

Great Beginnings: An Anthology is here! More than thirty authors have joined together to share the first chapters of their books for free, especially for you. We hope you find new authors and books to add to your must-read pile, and who knows, maybe you’ll even find gift ideas for your friends and family. Happy reading.

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I’m in Jane Friedman’s Blog!!!

Wow! I’m “in” Jane Friedman’s blog. JANE FRIEDMAN!! My author friends are freaking for me right now; I can feel their energy. I’m honored that Jane Friedman posted Michelle Melton Cox’s article about building an author platform where she used me as an example. ME. Michelle, if I could hug you right now, I would.

Thank you so much, Michelle, Jane, Author Accelerator (for the chance to be a writer-in-residence for the Author Accelerator Membership Circle), and Jennie Nash, Abby Lamb Mathews, and Terri LeBlanc.

To my author friends, Michelle Melton Cox’s advice is actionable and spot on. And you can learn more about Michelle here.

And as always, thanks to my readers. Go, Tiger Drive!



Check out the new cover for Tiger Drive

Tiger Drive New Cover

Enter to Win a Goodreads Giveaway of IN THE DOGHOUSE

Entry runs until November 14th (my birthday!). If you win, the book can br signed for you, or even for a dear one as a holiday gift. At this time, the giveaway is limited to US residents per Goodreads’ guidelines.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

In the Doghouse by Teri Case

In the Doghouse

by Teri Case

Giveaway ends November 14, 2020.

See the giveaway details at Goodreads.

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Nominate Someone for DOGTV’S Dog Mom of the Year by April 29th


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It’s that wonderful time of the year again when DOGTV recognizes someone as Dog Mom of the Year!

In my novel, In the Doghouse, Skip’s dog mom, Lucy, gets him DOGTV to help him while they adjust to John’s desertion. At first, Skip rebels against DOGTV because he hates the reason he needs the channel, but anyone who has read In the Doghouse knows how much Skip grows to love the resource. His journey from disdain to fandom, and Lucy’s assumptions along the way, are very funny if I do say so myself.

To nominate yourself or someone for DOGTV’s Dog Mom of the Year, please do so by April 29th here: DOGTV is offering some excellent prizes!

Good luck, and thanks for being you!


De-Skunk Your Dog

Skunk Dog

De-Skunk Your Dog

Dear Friends,

While In the Doghouse is a work of fiction, I did draw from my personal experience as a pet-parent to create Skip’s personality and escapades, such as GETTING SPRAYED BY A SKUNK.

My dog, Kimo, who I pet-parented and adored for fourteen years, was a labrador-mix and was sprayed multiple times by skunks in San Francisco (yes, there are many skunks within the city limits).

People, tomato juice does not work–that’s an urban legend. Multiple baths won’t work–water makes the smell worse. But thanks to the dot-com era and the world wide web in 1999-2000, I found a De-Skunk formula that worked like magic. The first time I tried it, I was shocked by how quickly it worked; the smell was gone immediately. I channeled the memory while writing a scene for In the Doghouse. I’ll share the scene at the end of this newsletter. Right now, I want to share the De-Skunk Formula with you:

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