Following Atticus: Forty-Eight High Peaks, One Little Dog, and an Extraordinary Friendship by Tom Ryan is published by William Morrow. It tells the story of my adventures with Atticus M. Finch, a little dog of some distinction. You can also find our column in the NorthCountry News.

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Following Atticus

This morning Atticus and I stopped off at the Jackson Public Library so that he could prepare himself for his big year.

As most of you know, our story Following Atticus: Forty Eight High Peaks, One Little Dog, & and Extraordinary Friendship is being published by William Morrow in October of 2011. And just in case you didn't know - the last dog book Morrow published was John Grogan's Marley & Me. We are honored to be published by the same house and in some foreign countries as well. When this autumn rolls around you'll be able to read about our adventures here in North America, as well as throughout the United Kingdom, in Germany, and Italy.


Karl said...

Congrats Tom!!! As I've said before, I'm anxious to get a copy as soon as it comes out! Maybe I can send it up to you to get it autographed :) ??

You'll have to get an ink pad so Atticus can put his paw print in some copies, too...Just Kidding!

Love the picture of Atticus!

Again, congratulations!


Anonymous said...

Been anticipating this for quite some time Tom. Can't wait. Baxter & I will be looking to get our copy signed so have Atti practice his writing as well. LOL:)

All our best,
Rolly & Baxter

Anonymous said...

Hey Tom, Mike Cook here.
Don't know if I told you, but I'm the proud owner of a white miniature schnauzer pup named Harry.

The AKC doesn't recognize the whites, but Europe and Latin American kennel clubs do.

Like Attie, his ears are, and will remain uncropped, and like Attie in the White Mountains, he's leading an adventurous but tropical life roaming the beach, combing the reefs, chasing chickens, riding horseback, and interacting with anteaters - and I'm getting it all on film.

I'll be on the North Shore in late March, maybe the teo German boys can meet. LOL

Tricia said...

Hi Tom & Atticus,
We're looking forward & counting down to reading your new book!

It is so very exciting
& now, after all your patience & hard work,you can finally see the light @ the end of the tunnel!

Tricia & Bob

Anonymous said...

I just saw your story on Animal Planet and it totally made my heart melt. I was so so happy to finally hear that Atticus'vision was restored and that he's doing great.
As a dog lover and a breast cancer survivor, I want to say thank you to you and Atticus for what you are doing. Bravo!
Best wishes
Dilek Newlon
From St Louis

Thomas F. Ryan said...

Thanks, Dilek. I appreciate your wonderful note.

Thomas F. Ryan said...

I've just set up a facebook page. Just search "Following Atticus" on facebook.