Tuesday, February 24, 2015
RIP Barkley 2-24-2014
It's the day we lost Barkley. It's a hard day, for sure. Some of it was good. I got to write a check to an animal rescue group in the four figures from sales to help them and I'll have another one soon in the same amount to another group in Texas. I got to spend time with coworkers I hadn't seen in a couple of weeks as I was dealing with issues with my Dad, who is terminally ill with an inoperable mass in his colon.
Then I got to come home to the first and only 1 star review of TBOB, after being on the cover of Kirkus Reviews, an Amazon #1 in the kindle store, thousands given to dog, cat and horse rescue around the country in memory of Barkley and my brother.
"Not worth the read".
Yes, I know Marko says "don't read the reviews". But there it was, as glaring as a spotlight. Today, the day of all of their tiny handful of reviews. A troll with bad timing - or just someone who lives to hurt because of their own failures.
I'm pretty sure I know the woman who left it, though I won't ever know for sure.
But Barkley does.
Posted by Brigid at 10:10 PM