|The Wiggly One|
When the Fabulous Stephanie Evans became my client, there was the delicate problem of what to call her. She had a perfectly lovely name of course, but it was also the name of the head of our company here at FPLM.
We thought it would be hilarious to call her "Miss Texas" since she lived in Sugar Land and wrote great books set there too.
Well, no. Stephanie scotched that at once. "I do NOT have big hair," she said (only much more nicely because she is, after all, from Texas)
So we tried a couple more iterations. By then we'd gotten several photos from her featuring her two adorbable pugs.
So "Pugnacious" it was and is, in honor of her tenacity and her beloved canine companions Mr. Wiggles and TommyLee Jones.
Mr. Wiggles was old in the way that that oak trees are old: solid and falling apart all at once. Bad vision, bad hearing, bad hips, but never ever bad tempered.
Today, Mr. Wiggles' work here is finished and he goes on to greater things. I'm glad he will live on in the next book SAFE FROM HARM. I'm glad I knew him.
He is and always will be Quite The Dog.
|TommyLee (l) and Mr. Wiggles (r)|