If you’ve seen my books, you’ll recognize this smiling face from the cover of “A Shot in the Bark.” This is Max, the oldest of my furry children. Max didn’t fit into that story, but the portrait I painted from this photo provided a ready-made cover for my first book.
Max stars in my third book, “Maximum Security.” In it, Max plays herself as an escape artist rescue with a penchant for returning with odd items. Park patrons find Max’s excursions amusing until Max returns with something that demands explanation.
Now all I have to do is figure out what that “something” was doing in the woods.