Service Dogs with Author Kristin O’Donnell Tubb

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Service Dogs with Author Kristin O’Donnell Tubb

The Jack Russell Parents Podcast is proud to welcome award-winning children’s author Kristin O’Donnell Tubb, the creator of the excellent middle grade novel series told from the perspectives of service dogs.

We had a great time learning about the research and inspiration for Kristin’s heartfelt and hilarious stories A Dog Named Daisy, featuring a veteran’s psychiatric (PTSD) assistance dog, and Zeus, Dog of Chaos, starring a medical alert dog for a middle schooler with diabetes.

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The Books

Blurb for A Dog Named Daisy:

Daisy has only ten weeks to prove her usefulness or else be sent back to the pound. Yet if she goes back, who will protect Colonel Victor from his PTSD attacks? Or save the littler human, Micah, from those infernal ear muzzles he calls earphones? What if no one ever adopts her again?

Determined to become the elite protector the colonel needs, Daisy vows to ace the service dog test. She’ll accept the ridiculous leash and learn to sit, heel, shake, even do your business, Daisy when told to. But Daisy must first learn how to face her own fears from the past or risk losing the family she’s so desperate to guard—again.

Blurb for Zeus, Dog of Chaos:

Zeus comes from a long line of heroic dogs, and he dreams of glory as a K9 commander. But he receives a much more dangerous assignment—middle school! And as all good service dogs know, the only way to get through hostile territory is by being invisible.

Zeus’s new human, Madden, is diabetic, and he wants to be invisible, too. That’s hard to do with a huge German Shepherd at his side to alert him when his blood sugar drops. And it’s even harder because

The Author


I’m basically a dork who would still be going to school if they’d let me.  But they won’t (because weird), so I write fiction instead.  All of the research, none of the quizzes.  It’s heaven! 

I love to hear from readers, teachers, librarians, writers, long-lost friends, friends who aren’t long or lost, media personnel, family members, household pets…pretty much everyone!

You are welcome to watch/use/share/post/forward any of my 6-Second Writing Tips!

I am proudly represented by Josh Adams of Adams Literary.

Kristin on the Web:
Kristin on Facebook: @kristinotubb
Kristin on Instagram: @kristintubb
Kristin on Twitter: @ktubb

The Links

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Here’s where to get A Dog Named Daisy


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Here’s where to get Zeus, Dog of Chaos


Get your copies of Kristin’s service dogs books A Dog Named Daisy and Zeus, Dog of Chaos today! We can’t wait to hear how much you loved them!

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