Who doesn’t love a beagle? Snoopy’s a beagle, and everybody loves Snoopy, right? There’s also this -- if I had a dollar for everybody I’ve encountered over the last few years who gets a wistful look and says, "I had a beagle when I was a kid!", I’d be sitting on a big pile of cash. So we agree -- everybody loves beagles.

The bad news is that thousands of beagles are not free, and not getting a whole lot of love. They live in cages, without names, in laboratories all over the world being subjected to all sorts of medical and cosmetics testing.

"Love, Derric: My Journey From Laboratory Experiment To Freagle (Who Eats Burritos On The Beach) is the story about how a one-time laboratory subject, a beagle known only by the numbers tattooed in his ear, learned to become a lovable, much-loved little clown once he found freedom. It hasn’t always been an easy journey, but it’s been one full of adventure. And we can’t imagine our lives without him.

As I am doing with my novel, Women Like Us, recently published by the Quill imprint of Inkshares, I will donate 10% of my royalties on this book to the Beagle Freedom Project, so more work can be done giving beagles like Derric a second chance.

Click this link to read more about the book, or better yet pre-order a copy: