Author Jon Katz prepares to go on book tour for his novel The Dogs of Bedlam Farm. Check out his tour page here
About Jon Katz
Jon Katz has written nineteen books—seven novels and twelve works of nonfiction—including Soul of a Dog, Izzy & Lenore, Dog Days, A Good Dog, and The Dogs of Bedlam Farm. He has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Slate, Rolling Stone, Wired, and the AKC Gazette. He has worked for CBS News, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, and The Philadelphia Inquirer. Katz is also a photographer and the author of a children’s book, Meet the Dogs of Bedlam Farm. He lives on Bedlam Farm in upstate New York with the artist Maria Heinrich; his dogs, Rose, Izzy, Lenore, and Frieda; and his barn cats, Mother and Minnie. Rose in a Storm is his latest book. You can visit Jon Katz’s site at www.bedlamfarm.com.
I remember reading A Dog Year and The Dogs of Bedlam Farm. I enjoyed both of these books, and thought that Devon the dog in A Dog Year was quite a handful, although I did find all of his dog antics quite funny.
In The Dogs of Bedlam Farm the story continues with Devon, renamed Orson and Jon moving to a farm and now they must adjust from city living to farm animals and all the work required to keep this farm running. Training Orson was a demanding project, but a quote from the dog trainer just says it all. “If you want to have a better dog, you will just have to be a better god-damned human.” These books are enjoyable, laugh out loud funny, but sweet and innocent. The dogs really work to keep the author on his toes.
Recently, Jon Katz joined us at Dogs Rule Cats Drool while on his virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book with his latest novel, Rose in a Storm.