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

The holidays are coming! 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! 

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!

Upcoming Book Events

Sip & Shop at Dirty Dogs Spa

Tuesday, Nov. 13~ 6:00pm-8:00pm

929 Heritage Lake Road~ Wake Forest, NC 27587


Merry Market

Friday, November 16 ~10:00am-6:00pm

First Presbyterian Church, 1101 E. Ash Street, Goldsboro, NC


Sip & Shop at Zoomy Dogs

Saturday, November 17 ~ 1:00-3:00pm

Greenwood Commons Shopping Center~ 5420 NC Highway 55, Durham, NC


Book Reading at The Regulator Bookstore

with Animal Protection Society of Durham for dog adoption

Sunday, December 2 ~ 1:30-3:00pm

720 9th Street, Durham, NC


RTP Mistletoe Market

Thursday, December 13–4:00-7pm

The Frontier, 800 Park Offices Drive, RTP, Morrisville, NC


**NEW DATES** Pictures With Santa at Petsmart

Sat. Dec. 15 & Sun Dec. 16, 12noon-4pm (Both days)

White Oak Crossing~ 265 Shenshone Garner, NC


Past events (List not exhaustive) 

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.