Although all creatives know at a conscious level, that their creation takes on a life all of its own once it leaves home, little did Geoff Le Pard expect that his latest book: My Father & Other Liars would find its way into the paws of Australian dog, who swears she’ s read it cover to cover.
“Trust me!” She says. “Would these gorgeous puppy dog eyes ever tell a lie?”
She also told me that she’s not the first dog to take up reading. Her friend Odie , much to Garfield’s surprise, has read Tolstoy’s epic: War & Peace.
However, as much as Geoff was hoping his book would be picked up, I don’t think this riff raff of canines was quite who he had in mind.
But just like you can’t pick your relatives, authors can’t pick their readers. Your readers pick you.
PS Before Lady got hold of Geoff’s book, it also had a bit of an “excursion” to Sydney. What you could call a book tour except there was no author in sight. Just like giving birth to children who end up with ideas and journeys all of their own, Geoff’s book also ran away from home and took a few selfies to annoy him. Yes, Geoff was still back home in London watching the sun and the warmth fade away while his book’s headed to the beach sunglasses, hat and even a bit of zinc on the nose.