An ultimately uplifting novel to celebrate our animals and honor their memory…Please click on “Buy” button at bottom of cover 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

New Bern MumFest

Saturday, October 13~ 10am-4pm

Next Chapter Book Store, 320 S. Front St, New Bern, NC


Pawz in the Park

Saturday, Oct. 2~ 11am-3pm

Hugh McCrae Park, Wilmington, NC



Saturday, October 27~ 3:00-7pm

Durham Central Park~ 501 Foster Street, Durham, NC


Holiday Market

Saturday, November 3 ~ 9am-2pm

South Alamance High School, 631 South High School Road, Graham, NC


Merry Market

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

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


RTP Mistletoe Market

Thursday, December 13–4:00-7pm

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

Past events (List not exhaustive) 

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.