Sondra Dankel

MY NAME IS SONDRA DANKEL. I GREW UP AND STILL LIVE IN SJ.  I WENT TO WOODBURY HIGH SCHOOL LIKE A LONG TIME AGO. 

I BECAME AN AUTHOR LAST YEAR WITH MY FIRST BOOK, ONE LUCKY POUND PUPPY.  THIS IS A TRUE STORY OF US ADOPTING A DOG FROM A LOCAL ANIMAL SHELTER AND HOW HE BECAME MY FAITHFUL CHAMPION AND PART OF OUR FAMILY.  I TELL EVERYONE IT IS A “FEEL-GOOD” BOOK, BECAUSE THAT IS HOW I WANT THE PERSON TO FEEL WHEN THEY ARE FINISHED READING THE BOOK.  DOGS CAN MAKE US LAUGH OR EMBARRASS US.  THEY CAN ENLIGHTEN US OR ACTUALLY TEACH US THINGS.  THEY WATCH OUR HOUSE WHILE WE ARE AT WORK AND THEY KNOW HOW TO GIVE US A WELCOMING GREETING WHEN WE RETURN HOME.  SOME TIMES WE DO NOT GET THAT FROM HUMANS. 

I TELL PEOPLE IF YOU WANT A “FOREVER FRIEND” ADOPT A DOG.

DOGS GIVE UNCONDITIONAL LOVE.  THEY DO NOT CARE IF YOU ATE GARLIC FOR LUNCH OR IF YOUR SHOES EVEN MATCH.  THEY LONG TO BE NEAR YOU AS A FRIEND SHOULD BE.

IT IS FUNNY WHEN I WAS IN SCHOOL I DIDN’T LIKE TO READ AND NOW I AM WRITING BOOKS.  I TRULY ENJOY IT.

I HOPE EVERYONE WHO READS ONE LUCKY POUND PUPPY WILL ENJOY IT.  SO FAR I HAVE HAD GOOD REVIEWS AND POSITIVE COMMENTS.   

I ENCOURAGE PEOPLE DO NOT BUY DOGS FROM PET STORES OR “SO CALLED BREEDERS OR FARMS”, BECAUSE YOU THEN ARE ACTUALLY BUYING FROM THE PUPPY MILLS.  SOME HOW WE MUST CLOSE DOWN THESE AWFUL PUPPY MILLS.  THEY ABUSE THESE ANIMALS TERRIBLY AND SHOULD BE CLOSED AND THE OWNERS IN JAIL.  HOW THEY EXIST AND ARE STILL OPEN ARE BEYOND ME. 

WE NEED STRICTER LAWS ON ANIMAL ABUSE OF ANY KIND.  IF YOU SEE OR HEAR OF ANIMAL ABUSE—IT CAN BE ANYTHING---TO BEATING A DEFENCELESS ANIMAL OR LEAVING ONE OUT IN ZERO TEMPERATURES—IMMEDIATELY CALL THE POLICE OR ANIMAL CONTROL FOR HELP. 

UNFORTUNUTELY, AT THE PRESENT TIME I HAVE CANCELED ALL MY BOOK SIGNINGS, BECAUSE I BROKE MY LEG.  ONCE I HEAL AND I AM ABLE TO WALK AGAIN, I HOPE TO BE UP AND RUNNING AND SETTING DATES FOR BOOK SIGNINGS, TALKS, PROGRAMS, YARD SALES, ETC.  I HAVE A HARD CAST ON FROM MY TOES ALL THE WAY UP SO FOR ME TO MOVE AROUND AT THIS TIME IS NOT EASY. 

I HAVE A FAN PAGE ON FACEBOOK WHICH NEEDS UP DATING TOO.  PLEASE--IF YOU ARE A DOG OWNER OR LOVE ANIMALS OR HAVE READ MY BOOK, PLEASE TELL OTHERS ABOUT IT.  I AM ASKING FRIENDS AND I CONSIDER PEOPLE WHO HAVE PURCHASED MY BOOK FRIENDS TO PLEASE TELL OTHERS AT THIS TIME WHEN I AM NOT ABLE TO GET AROUND PROMOTING MY BOOK. 

ONE LUCKY POUND PUPPY CAN BE PURCHASED ON AMAZON.COM AND BARNES AND NOBLE.COM.  IT IS A DELIGHTFUL BOOK WITH PHOTOS.  THIS WOULD MAKE GREAT EASTER GIFTS INSTEAD OF FILLING THOSE BASKETS WITH TOO MUCH CANDY.

IT IS A BOOK FOR OLDER CHILDREN NOT THE REAL LITTLE ONES.

I HAVE WRITTEN A NEW BOOK—NOT ABOUT A DOG, BUT ABOUT A FAMILY IN NH.   IT HAS NOT BEEN PUBLISHED YET, BUT THE TITLE WILL BE BLESSINGS.  IT IS THE FIRST IN A SERIES OF BOOKS ABOUT THE TURNER FAMILY.  I HAVE STARTED TO WRITE BOOK #3. 

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO CONTACT ME, PLEASE USE THE CONTACT PAGE OR EMAIL TO ME                          author@sondradankel.com

I HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU.  ONE GOOD THING ABOUT DOING BOOK SIGNINGS IS YOU GET TO MEET SOME REALLY NICE AND INTERESTING PEOPLE. 

SO PLEASE BE GOOD TO EACH OTHER AND BE KIND TO ANIMALS AND EITHER ADOPT OR SUPPORT AN ANIMAL SHELTER.  IF YOU CANNOT FINANCIALLY, GIVE ITEMS SUCH AS DETERGENTS, TOWELS, BLANKETS, DOG FOOD, CAT FOOD, ANIMAL TOYS AND SO ON.  CALL THE SHELTER AND THEY WILL TELL YOU THE ITEMS THEY NEED.  ON THE JOB OR AN ORGANIZATION CAN SET UP BIG BOXES TO MAKE DONATIONS TO THE SHELTERS.  THESE ITEMS ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED BY BOTH THE SHELTER WORKERS AND THE ANIMALS. 

PLEASE ENJOY MY WEBSITE.  IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR SUGGESTIONS FOR ME, PLEASE EMAIL.

THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND,

SONDRA