Join us on Jan 8th of the new year ONLINE at 2pm to hear an author who is also a real-life K-9 trainer for drug sniffing dogs talk about the realities of this profession and also how it appears in her fiction–and how other fiction worlds sometimes get it wrong. Learn more about this fascinating world of narcotics and canines and be prepared to ask questions!

Please note, you need to register in advance for this meeting. It’s quick and painless (see link below) and then you will receive an email with a link that is specific to you. Do not share that emailed link as it will work only for one person. Have guests register to join us.

Award-winning author, Kathleen Donnelly is a K-9 handler for a private narcotics detection company based in Colorado. She enjoys using her K-9 experience to craft realism into her fictional stories. Kathleen loves the beauty of the mountains, which inspired her choice of setting for her series. She lives near the Colorado foothills with her husband and her four-legged co-workers. Visit Kathleen on her website at, on Facebook at, follow her on Twitter @KatK9writer or find her on Instagram @authorkathleendonnelly.


She thought she’d never trust again…

After losing her military K-9, former marine Maya Thompson swears she’ll never work with dogs again. But when she returns home to Colorado and accepts a job with US Forest Service law enforcement, fate brings K-9 Juniper into her life just as another tragedy unfolds.

Juniper, a beautiful two-year-old Malinois, isn’t the only new addition to Maya’s life. Josh Colten, the local deputy sheriff, insists on helping with her new case. Handsome and mysterious, he’s all anyone in town can talk about, but Maya can’t let herself like him, let alone trust him.

When Maya’s grandfather goes missing amid a growing drug war, Maya must put her faith in Josh, and her own battered instincts, to uncover the secrets tying her grandfather to the moment that brought Juniper into her life—secrets someone would kill for to keep them hidden forever.

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When: Jan 8, 2022 02:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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