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Children’s Author Meet & Greet with Dawn McCartney @ McKay Used Books
Jun 29 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Dawn Michele McCarty is an author of children’s picture books featuring her adopted rescue dogs. Born in Maryland, she has lived in Florida and Texas. She graduated from Texas A&M with Bachelor’s Degrees in Russian Language and Psychology and lived in Russia for 8 years. Virginia has been her home since 2000. After adopting from the Virginia German Shepherd Rescue, she became a volunteer for the organization. Dawn enjoys fostering senior dogs and is an advocate for older dogs, who are often overlooked by people looking to adopt. She spends her free time with her personal and foster dogs, participating in adventures and finding inspiration for her next book.

Being Different Rocks! is a heart-warming, true story about Mickie-D a German Shepherd Dog that was born different. Mickie-D shares his journey to his furever home, learning about dog rescue, having adventures and that being different rocks.

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Are you a local author? If so, we would love to host a meet and greet for you to meet your local community and share more about what it is you do! We also sell lots of local authors works!

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