"I wrote an article for adults that included all of the details, for everything, and then I just kind of whittled it down."
The book follows the true story of a rescue dog and her owner who helped find missing and trapped people after the storm:
"The book tells the story of Tara and her trained rescue dog, Lily. After the tornado they were able to go out and search for people who were hurt, or missing, or lost."
Tonight's author showcase is from 6 to 7:30 at the Joplin Public Library at 3rd and Main. You can find the book anywhere books are sold in Joplin, as well as on Amazon.com.