news | Wednesday April 1, 2015
Talonbooks is proud to announce the signing of a new and unique author for its 2016 spring season!
Coming in 2016! Mocha’s tell-all memoir
First-time author Mochaccino Latte, known to her friends and family as Mocha, is a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever with a story to tell. Born and raised on the west coast of Canada, this pup – nine years young on St. Patrick’s Day this year – has seen and done it all, from getting her paws muddy in the Jericho Beach flats to barking at select Canada Post workers while leaving others perfectly well alone. Mocha is an occasional columnist for Modern Dog magazine and is currently reading Fifteen Dogs by André Alexis (Mocha enthusiastically insists that we mention Coach House’s adopt-a-dog publicity efforts).
Mocha has been a long-time staff member at Talonbooks, working a steady three days per week, and napping for much of the rest of the time. She enthusiastically performs her main duty: alerting other staff members to intruders after the doorbell rings and they have already been admitted through the front door. A rigorous enforcer of routine, Mocha keeps the post-lunch leftovers train on track while readying us for her afternoon outing. She now makes her transition to authorship and, while some might see her dual position at Talon as a conflict of interest, she has assured us that, given the fact that she can’t speak, our trade secrets are safe with her.
For an advance of just a few Alpo biscuits – a price Talon’s publisher Kevin Williams felt was well worth it – Mocha has agreed to publish her tell-all memoir with Talonbooks. Look for My Favourite Words: Lunch, Biscuit, Walk on April 1, 2016.