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My name is Tracie Barton-Barrett, and I’m an author, educator, speaker and animal devotee. As the founder of Animals Connect Us, I am available for workshops, group or organization presentations on companion animal loss, as well as the human-animal bond. See below for my upcoming events!

An ultimately uplifting novel to celebrate our animals and honor their memory…

And now available at the following:
  • The Regulator Bookstore, Durham, NC
  •  Next Chapter Bookstore, New Bern, NC
  • Zoomy Dogs, Durham, NC
  • Dirty Dogs, Durham, NC

Please click on “Buy” button above to buy on Amazon

If you would like a personalized copy for yourself, or for a gift for someone, please email me at: and I’d be happy to mail it! It is a wonderful gift for a hard-to-shop for person on your list. Cost is $20 per book, which includes shipping.  Address(es) must be within the Continental US, using Paypal only for payment.  Thanks! 

Upcoming Book Events

Thursday, March 14 ~ 1-2pm

White Oak Coffee Tea & Juice

6911 Carpenter Fire Station Road, Cary, NC 27519 


Sunday, May 5  ~ 11:00am-3:00pm

Unleashed, The Dog & Cat Store Spring Fling 2019

NC State Fairgrounds, Holshouser Building

Past events (List not exhaustive) 

The Regulator Bookstore with Animal Protection Society of Durham, NC 

Petsmart with Johnston County Animal Protection League, Garner, NC

RTP Mistletoe Market at The Frontier, RTP

Merry Market, First Presbyterian Church

Sip & Shop at Dirty Dogs Spa/Zoomy Dogs

Holiday Market, South Alamance High School, Graham, NC

Barktober, Durham, NC

Pawz in the Park, Wilmington, NC

Mum Fest, New Bern, NC

Baltimore Book Festival, Baltimore, MD

AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day. Raleigh, NC 

Mid-Michigan Pet Expo. Midland, Michigan. 

North Carolina State University. Raleigh, NC 

Johnston County Writer’s Group. Selma, NC  

Women’s Book Club, Norfolk, VA

Scuppernong Books. Greensboro, NC 

Island Bookstore. Corolla, and Duck, NC 

Loyola, Maryland Clubhouse. Baltimore, MD 

When I was a young girl, I used to walk a Sheltie named Tally who lived in the neighborhood. Through this connection, I met Bob and Sue Nowak and their two daughters, who welcomed me into their family with open arms. Lifelong friendships developed, and it is because of Tally and the Nowaks that Animals Connect Us was founded.