​​​​Maggie and the Summer Vacation Show-and-Tell



Audio: "Taking Chances" by Skip Peck 

Illustrated by Emiliano Ballai 

Joseph Beth Booksellers

      Lexington Green 

Randi Lynn Mrvos​

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the story of a little girl and the rescue dog that changed her life

Awarded prizes by the Tennessee Mountain Writers, Writer’s Digest, and the Alabama Writer’s Conclave


     Maggie was written in 2011.

     The title for the book changed four times.

     The manuscript was shelved for five years.

     Maggie was submitted to 50 publishers before it was accepted.  

Maggie is purely invented, but Trooper is modeled after a rescue dog named Charlie.

The Maggie Project chronicles the journey from manuscript to book