Fiona Tankard is an author who will be sharing how she came about writing Ruby and the Ghost Dog after her husband died. And we’ll be talking about looking at grief as something we have vs. something we should run from.
Fiona will be one of my guests on Monday 9/12 at 1:00 pacific time on the Make Life Work radio show. If you missed the live show you can listen to the podcast.
In Ruby and the Ghost Dog I think we see a little of ourselves. We’ve all been uprooted, had loss, and felt out-of-place and overwhelmed.
The themes of death and love have always interested British writer Fiona Tankard and they’re featured in her latest book Ruby and the Ghost Dog about 10-year-old Ruby, who has to cope with the death of her father and the upheaval of moving to another country. The power of love helps her, plus a bit of magic – and a ghost dog! Fiona has woven many of her own experiences into the book, including the deaths of her mother, her husband Alan and some of her pets. Fiona has a degree in English & American Literature, post-grad qualifications in teaching and publishing and worked as a teacher trainer before editing the popular British lifestyle magazine ITALY. Fiona and Alan moved into a ruin in Umbria, Italy in 1994. The ghost dog in the book is based on Gaspare, an English Setter she rescued in 2009. He is very much alive and lives with Fiona’s other rescue dog Mana, cat Misty and seven alpacas.
Fiona welcomes comments and conversation. You can view her book at amazon Ruby and the Ghost Dog,
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