What happens if you arrive at the Pearly Gates before your time?
F.B.I Agent Bentley Clanton finds out the hard way as he is directed to a little-known area devoted to correcting glitches in the longevity system. The Returns Department specializes in finding appropriate bodies for “early arrivals” before sending them back to earth. It seemed an acceptable solution until Bentley realizes his new body includes long velvety ears, four stubby legs with giant paws and a tail. Helping him adjust to life as a Basset Hound is his rookie Guardian Angel, along with three other canine Returns.
Laugh along as a delightful Golden Retriever, a feisty Chihuahua, and flamboyant Westie join Bentley to form an unlikely brotherhood of crime-fighting heroes. The Returns takes you on a fun-loving, junk food eating adventure through the exciting streets of New Orleans during Mardi Gras.
Selected as an Indie Book Of The Day award winner
Read what others are saying about The Returns:
“Hugely enjoyable, Very clever, and HIGHLY entertaining! It gives the term “good fun” a whole new twist! ” L. Cooper – So, I Read This Book Today
“A must read for dog lovers!” – More Than A Review
A book to keep you smiling from cover to cover! – Amazon review
Targeted Age Group:
12 – 112
My writing is a mixture of genres that include action/adventure, humor with a little dash of romance. I began writing romance because that is the genre I enjoy. I discovered there is a big difference between the genre you love to read and the one you love to write.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
I think the most successful authors write about the things they know and love. It comes through in every word in their books. I also like the advice Toni Morrison gave: “If there is a book that you want to read but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.”
M. K. Clinton lives in northwest Louisiana. She and her husband have been happily married for over thirty years. The parents of two grown children, they are now enjoying the freedom of not punching a clock every day. After working at a local high school as a library clerk for many years, M. K. decided to stay home and concentrate on writing. It is a much quieter existence, unless it is college football or baseball season. During those times, the household can get extremely loud.
The couple shares their home with Bentley, a lovable Basset Hound and a friendly Westie named Pierre.. The inspiration for her first book, The Returns, was found on Bentley’s coat. He was born with a perfect number seven on his hip. Ironically, he is also the seventh dog that the family has owned!
The inspiration for The Returns came from my Basset Hound, Bentley. He has a perfect number 7 on his side. I knew it must have some significance but had no idea what it might be. The idea came as we watched him playing in the yard. My mind’s eye envisioned him as an FBI agent #7 returned to earth as a Basset Hound to fulfill his destiny. We’ve always said he was a human trapped in a Basset’s body. Now, that’s exactly who he is thanks to The Returns.