A Writer’s Best Friend

When I’m writing, these two make sure that I step away from my computer. Simply resting a head or paw on my lap is enough to remind me to take a break. I take them on walks in the great outdoors (no matter the weather), throw a ball for a fun game of fetch, and of course, receive an abundance of love in the form of wet kisses.

When I got down on the floor with them for this photo (left), they thought we were playing, and both large dogs attempted to climb in my lap. We eventually got the photo that I wanted (on the right), but I have to say, the first one is my favorite.

These pups are such beautiful part of my life. My goal is to embrace life with the joy and enthusiasm of my golden retrievers. It’s no wonder there’s usually a dog or two in my books. When you find one in the story, you can be sure that the inspiration came from them. Is there a special four-legged friend in your life that makes you want to be a better human? #authorlife #goldenretrievers

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Jane Fenton lives in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia with her family, two energetic dogs, two feisty horses, and a few whimsical chickens. She’s passionate about baking pumpkin bread and chocolate chip cookies, which would be a perfectly healthy pastime if she didn’t enjoy eating them quite so much. Luckily, she also enjoys hiking and kayaking.

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