Linebaugh Public Library is pleased to host local author Maryanne Vandyke for a book signing on Tuesday, October 6, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Dr. Cantrell will be signing copies of her book, Dog Daze of Summer, published in 2019, as well as the sequel, Dog Daze of Fall, published in May 2020. Her books are part of the Dog Tail Detective Series.

This debut manuscript, Dog Daze of Summer, is an adult mystery told in the voice of Sammy, the protagonist's Shih Tzu. Surrounded by her eccentric and complicated southern family, some of whom hide dangerous secrets, Izzie is fortunate to have Sam as her protector and confidant. Her faithful Shih Tzu is her loving companion as she struggles to untangle her childhood memory of her father's murder when she was only six years old. Sammy leads the reader through the dark twists and turns of the story, while providing comic relief as he does his dog-gone best to make sense of Izzie's world.

Readers of Racing in the Rain and A Dog's Way Home will be sure to enjoy Sammy's perspective as he shares his thoughts on his purpose in life and the responsibilities of a dog to his owner. He knows he is the dog in charge, standing by Izzie's side.

Vandyke will be selling paperback copies of her books for $7.99.