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deliver unbeliev-

novel for his own kids. And when that’s done, it’s back to his

able things as if

Elvis-in-Florida novel featuring mysterious springs and sink-



holes. He’s also been editing his first novel, The Legend of the

were fact (think

Barefoot Mailman, for re-release and putting together a simple

Paul Bunyan or

multimedia version of Fearsome Creatures of Florida with au-

the Daniel Wal-

dio of the stories and animations for each creature.

lace book and

If you’re up for a wild ride, give Songs for the Deaf a chance.

movie Big Fish).

I’m guessing more than one of the stories in this enjoyable, sa-

“The hot stew of

tirical collection will grab you.

humor, and

legend, oversized

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characters seems to me a uniquely American recipe, our homegrown variety of magic realism,” says Fleming.

How to Become a Top Dog Model: Featuring America’s Top Dog Models by Jo Jo Harder (Trimark Press, softcover, 116 pages, $15.95).

The word is out: dogs are hitting the runway. Fashion events


for people more often include human models escorting canine

only one of the

models on the runway. Add in all the magazine, TV, and news-

stories in Songs

paper ads that include dogs, and the opportunity to create a

for the Deaf (“A Charmed Life”) is specifically written as a tall tale,

pet-centered career is there. Don’t believe it? In December

others (“Xenophilia,” “Weighing of the Heart,” and “Song for the

2013, www.SimplyHired.com announced that the average dog

Deaf”) all capture the same wild spirit that tall tales feature.

model’s salary is $56,000!

What’s next for Fleming? He’s working on a young adult

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