Book Promo ~ The Dog Lady of Mexico

The Dog Lady of Mexico Gives Hope
to Thousands of Unwanted Animals

by Alison Sawyer Current


Alison Sawyer Current experienced a calling — a powerful pull that she couldn’t ignore — and gave renewed hope to the starving, unwanted cats and dogs roaming Isla Mujeres and set a profound example for others to follow.

The Dog Lady of Mexico shares Alison’s remarkable journey, which began when she and her husband, Jeff, were soaking up the sun on the Mexican island during a much-anticipated month-long honeymoon. The stray animals roaming freely seemed to be woven into the island culture — just another aspect of the backdrop. Until she took a closer look. First, a tiny, pregnant, toothless cat caught Alison’s attention. Then along came a dog with a litter of 12. The animals were suffering, disease-ridden and without any sources of food or clean water.

Alison’s honeymoon became the catalyst to a lifelong pursuit to save as many neglected cats and dogs as humanly possible. Her first rescue took place in 2001, and before she knew it, she was assisting with the creation of the island’s first spay and neuter clinic.

The Dog Lady of Mexico compellingly and accurately depicts Alison’s story through a character named Rose. Her valiant efforts to help stray dogs and cats eventually grew into the nonprofit Isla Animals, which offers free spays and neuters, low-to-no cost veterinary care, arranges adoptions, and runs owner education to help whittle the number of animals destined for the same bleak existence.

The problems Alison encountered were numerous. There are no veterinarians in many areas, so most of the animals are never vaccinated or treated for parasites. The average dog is thin, mangy, and tick and flea infested. Needless to say, they are not welcome inside the home so even dogs that have owners are subject to the same conditions as street dogs. Since most of the people can’t afford a car, and taxi drivers refuse to pick up passengers with dogs, they have no way to get to a veterinarian … and the cycle just goes on and on.

Readers of The Dog Lady of Mexico will experience a world very different from their own, and will see firsthand the blood, sweat, tears and, yes, even laughter, that accompany such massive rescue efforts. They get to share the journey of Rose, whose life takes an uncharted course into unknown territory, and experience the passion that changed a life forever.

Alison is a recipient of The Doris Day Animal Kindred Spirit Award, and in 2007 she was invited to Mexico City for the first Forum on Small Animal Overpopulation in Mexico. To date, Alison has spayed or neutered more than 20,000 animals and promoted adoptions in Mexico, the United States and Canada. Alison resides with her husband in Boulder, Colorado.

To learn more about Isla Animals or to find out how to support their programs, please visit the website or join the over 40,000 followers on Facebook at:


The Dog Lady of Mexico
ISBN-10: 0578413809
ISBN-13: 978-0578413808
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5 stars Fabulous Book!
5 stars Wow! What a Wonderful Read!

Heroes 2020 ~ Darrell Jennings


Firefighter made living room triage center
to save neighbors hit by Tennessee tornado

As soon as the tornado passed, Putnam County firefighter and EMT Darrell Jennings went outside to an “unbelievable sight” — his home was the only one standing.

“I heard screams and I looked to my right — none of my neighbors’ houses were there. They were gone,” he told ABC News on Tuesday. “As lightning flashed, I could see the subdivision side — the only thing standing was a tree.”

Jennings, a 32-year veteran firefighter, said he then immediately put his years of training into action and put out a call for injured neighbors to be taken to his home.

“As soon as I saw the destruction, I had my fire department radio, I called in… and said, ‘I need you to send me everything we have. Everything around me is destroyed,'” he recalled.

Jennings said he treated at least 20 injured neighbors, including several children, in his living room, where he checked for pulses, assessed breathing and gave sternal rubs.

“The floor was covered with people,” he said.

(from ABC News – read more)

Book Promo: The Rescue by Alana Siegel

The Rescue (Olivia Hart and the Gifted Program Book 3) by Alana Siegel

(Olivia Hart and the Gifted Program Book 3)

THE RESCUE is a young adult fantasy novel and book #3 in the Olivia Hart and the Gifted Program series.

Olivia Hart believes there is no governing body or diabolical force that can keep her and Justin Benz apart. She loves him. Of course, that was before she regains consciousness in Prometheus’s Fort Bliss and discovers her friends have been hauled off to the Meta’s prison. Olivia is forced to pacify Mr. Dimon and conform to normal high school life in Pandora, but she knows as long as the only female Elste in the world lives there, it is a dangerous place.

About the Author:

Alana (Siegel) Mag is the author of the Olivia Hart and the Gifted Program fantasy young adult series. She was raised on Long Island, New York. She was the valedictorian of Plainedge High School and graduated with a B.A. and double major in Finance and Accounting from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University. She currently lives in San Francisco, California, with her husband, Stefan Mag, and their ragamuffin cat named Zeus. Since early childhood she has loved to read fantasy books. Add a little romance and a happy ending and in her eyes you have a perfect afternoon of reading.

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The Charm (Olivia Hart and the Gifted Program Book 1)The Retreat (Olivia Hart and the Gifted Program Book 2)The Rescue (Olivia Hart and the Gifted Program Book 3)

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Movie Review: San Andreas


When the San Andreas fault triggers a magnitude 9 earthquake, a search-and-rescue helicopter pilot (Dwayne Johnson) must navigate the destruction from Los Angeles to San Francisco to save his daughter.

PG-13  |  114 min  |  Action, Drama, Thriller

Disaster film SAN ANDREAS has a pretty predictable story line with enough edge-of-your-seat tension to make you doubt its predictability. Dwayne Johnson is a real hero, he is completely human as well as an eye-catching hunk; he has really come a long way as an actor. Archie Punjabi as Serena the reporter shows genuine interest in her subjects and is instrumental in getting vital news out to the the devastated area. The visual effects were fantastic ~ see it in 3D if you can, you’ll feel as if you are there. As disaster movies go this one definitely gets 5 Stars5 Stars

By the way, some critics have lambasted the science behind the movie, I’m not a scientist, I went to see it to be entertained and it did that job very well.

~ Chelle Cordero

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Dwayne Johnson Dwayne Johnson
Carla Gugino Carla Gugino
Alexandra Daddario Alexandra Daddario
Ioan Gruffudd Ioan Gruffudd
Daniel Riddick
Archie Panjabi Archie Panjabi
Paul Giamatti Paul Giamatti
Hugo Johnstone-Burt Hugo Johnstone-Burt
Art Parkinson Art Parkinson
Will Yun Lee Will Yun Lee
Dr. Kim Park