And, on top of that, Elaine and I had taken a vacation to Denali and elsewhere in Alaska a year or two ago in preparation for this book. The novel begins, as many of the Roger and Suzanne series does, with a brutal murder, this one in the National Park. The novel is complete, currently going through its third round of edits, and may be ready for publication as soon as the end of this month.
The third, and final, entry in my series of posts about hunt tests and our dogs follows. I hope at least some of my readers found this series interesting.
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If all goes as planned, the venue of hunt tests will be the centerpiece for the next novel in the series. Master Hunter is the third, final, and by far the most demanding, title a hunting dog can achieve in hunt tests.
Very few dogs achieve this title compared to the number of dogs who become Junior Hunters. What are the judges looking for? Senior Hunter competition adds in the criteria of trainability and having the required skills to hunt with minimal guidance from the handler. This third and most difficult hunt test degree, the Master Hunter level, adds the requirements of a polished and perfect performance by the dog without guidance in the field.
Now the judges are looking for the trained bird dog in all respects— steady to wing and shot, and able to scrupulously honor its brace mate as soon as it sees the other dog find the bird. Now we have to struggle with remembering a murder victim named Roberta Roberts and a boy named Robert Bowman in the same novel. Like the movie Groundhog Day, each new puppy we keep starts off the cycle of conformation shows and hunt tests once again in our household.
But now we add in the criteria of trainability and having the required skills to hunt with minimal guidance from the handler.
At Senior Hunter level the animals need enough training to understand what is expected of them, but finding a bird and pointing it should be instinctual in a well-bred pointing dog. On top of these skills the judges are looking for the fundamental skills of the trained bird dog — steady to wing, and the honor. Maybe Suzanne will need to step up into the lead role when Roger gets a concussion or a bullet hole to recover from.
Opportunity beckons! That may happen eventually, but I know not when. This Roger and Suzanne mystery novel features Juliet, a poorly disguised Jolie, as one of the detectives in a complex murder case. Romeo, a poorly disguised Ries, is born at the end of the novel.
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Sooner or later Roger and Suzanne will have to solve a murder or two at a hunt test. The animals need enough training to understand what is expected of them, but finding a bird and pointing it should be instinctual in a well-bred pointing dog. At this level, the judges want the dog to show they want to go out in the field and search for birds.
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The judge is looking for the dog to demonstrate using its nose and searching for birds by their scent. Last month was spent in Facebook jail, unable to post book blurbs or comments on Facebook for some Facebook rules infraction that was never explained to me.
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Since I had a whole month of free time for alternative book promotion modalities, it seemed to be about time to join the legions of character maximum obsessives who participate on Twitter. This blog will share some of my experiences as a neophyte entering this brave new world. The first thing about twitter is absorbing a whole new vocabulary and a character limit to all tweets.
Both of these things come with a little bit of practice and the built in counter on the twitter software. I try to remember who my followers are, and retweet their tweets whenever I see one. There are codes you can slip into the tweets to get automatic retweeting by individuals and groups, and I try to use some of these when space allows with the character limit. The result seems to be so far, so good with this approach.
And so, to continue the tour, I will answer the four questions posed to participants in the Writing Process Blog Tour:. What are you working on? The current Alaska-based work in progress will be my sixth novel and ninth book overall in the Roger and Suzanne South American mystery series, about halfway completed. My friend Mike Martin, a Canadian mystery writer, is the author of the popular Sgt.
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Mike has a birth announcement to make, as the proud new expectant father of volume 3 of the series It usually takes Amazon about 24 hours to publish a book after the author uploads it to KDP site, so wait till tomorrow before you check out the new book page. I thought a bit of background, if not the book itself, might interest some of the readers of this blog.
Of course, Suzanne finds another dead body floating in the Pacific Ocean and we're off to solve another deadly mystery. Among the suspects are a mysterious travel agent, a bird watching couple from Germany, a newlywed couple on their honeymoon, two sisters from San Francisco, and couples from Uruguay and Australia. Pages Home Review and Giveaway Policy. The sixth book in the popular Roger and Suzanne mystery series finds Roger and Bruce hired to go undercover impersonating the owner and handler of a Champion German Shorthaired Pointer named Juliet to investigate certain irregularities that might be occurring at dog shows in California.
To complicate this case the bodies of dead judges start popping up and Suzanne picks up a mysterious stalker sending her most unwelcome gifts. Throw in drug cartels and corrupt cops and it sounds like a typical job for our detective couple. Learn more at Author Central. Previous page. Kindle Edition.
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