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Knowlton’s Famous Store Dog Comes Alive in New Novel

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Knowlton’s Famous Store Dog Comes Alive in New Novel :: Wire Service Media

New middle grades novel set in the Quebec Eastern Townships is inspired by a well-known Knowlton store dog named P.J. The author, Morri Mostow, will return to Knowlton to launch her book where it is set, in Knowlton, at Brome Lake Books, on October 1 at 3 p.m

Knowlton’s Famous Store Dog Comes Alive in New Novel :: Wire Service Media

Morri Mostow will launch her first novel, P.J. le Pooch & the Magic Sketchbook, at Brome Lake Books on Saturday, October 1, at 3 p.m.

The novel, for children 9 to 13, features P.J., the well-known dog who greeted visitors to the England Hill store that once graced the top of the hill on Lakeside Rd.

The author’s friendship with store owners Jean McLeod and her mother, the late Audrey Nevins McLeod, inspired the book’s main characters. Long-time Knowlton residents may enjoy recognizing themselves or others in this thinly veiled roman à clef, set in a fictional Brome Lake, called “Brine Lake.”

“Fond memories of my years in Knowlton compelled me to write this book, and launch it here,” says Mostow. “The story weaves magic into the tale of a spunky 11-year-old girl who struggles to keep a rescued dog against her mother’s wishes. It also pays tribute to Knowlton’s recent past, when the town celebrated its Victorian heritage with an annual dog pageant and games.”

Brome Lake Books is located at 30 Chemin Lakeside in Knowlton (Lac Brome), Quebec.

Morri Mostow now lives with her author/songwriter husband, Doug Long, their two cats and assorted wildlife, on one of British Columbia’s Gulf Islands. She is co-owner of BizNet Communications, and founder and publisher of Fictive Press.

Fictive Press publishes ebooks and print-on-demand books. It has published 14 titles since 2012, including the 2014 National Jewish Book Awards Finalist Tucson Jo, an historical novel by international bestselling author Carol Matas.

To request a PDF review copy of P.J. le Pooch & the Magic Sketchbook, or to arrange an author interview, contact:

Morri Mostow, Publisher, FictivePress.com

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