Belinda Jones, best selling British author visits with Tom Wilmer in Morro Bay where she talks about her new book Bodie On The Road--Travels with a Rescue Pup in Dogged Pursuit of Happiness.
Background on the journey: Bodie was on death row at a gangland kill shelter, having been abandoned by his owner while Belinda Jones was in a heap on the floor of her LA apartment, having been dumped by the man of her dreams.
Two lost souls more than ready to find a new life--together they embark on a 2,000 mile road trip in pursuit of love, adventure & tail-wagging happiness.
The Journey from Los Angeles to Portland, Oregon features a multitude of dog-themed activities including an afternoon tea at Doris Day’s dog-friendly hotel, meeting the creator of Kennel N.5 Furfume in Carmel, a saloon stop in Sunol (near San Francisco) where a dog was elected mayor and ran for 13 consecutive years
In a Portland hotel Belinda and Bodie meet up with a doggie concierge, and made a 20-dog pack run in the woods, a session with a pet psychic and a reunion with Bodie’s big-dog-love Winnie
Belinda Jones is a British magazine journalist, bestselling author and award-winning dog blogger. (www.bodieontheroad.com) She has penned 11 escapist beach reads (primarily for Penguin Random House) that can also double as travel guides to destinations from Costa Rica to Capri.
Her first road trip memoir On The Road to Mr Right: A Search for the American Dream Guy made the Sunday Times Top 10 Non Fiction Bestseller List alongside her writing hero Bill Bryson. With Bodie On The Road (and in life) she is now less Thelma & Louise, more Turner & Hooch.
Ms. Jones' career includes penning articles for women’s magazines including New Woman, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Just Seventeen and more! where she was features writer and travel editor for 4 years. Jones also freelanced for movie magazine Empire, British Airways’ High Life, the UK’s biggest-selling weekend supplement Sunday as well as Vintage Life and Modern Dog.
TripAdvisor company Holiday Lettings named Bodie on the The Road one of the Top 20 Pet Pet Blogs of 2016!
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Intro Music: The Doggie Dance --A Day at the Farm with Farmer Jason
Outro Music: I want a Little Doggie-- Lena Horne Anthology Deluxe Edition