Life with Forty Dogs

Life with Forty Dogs

Misadventures with Runts, Rejects, Retirees, and Rescues

Joseph Robertia


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  • Dog lovers everywhere will relate to this author’s stories, from heart-wrenching to hilarious.
  • Author and his wife are known and respected for their extremely compassionate dog handling.
  • Author advocates rescue and “Rogues Gallery Kennel” is made up of beloved “rescues, runts, and rejects from other kennels.”
  • A never-seen-before window into the life of mushers who share their life with 40 dogs, 24/7, 52 weeks a year.
  • Author is an excellent writer who contributes to the Alaska Dispatch News as well as other Alaska regional and special interest media.
  • Cover features a photograph of Cyder - one of the dogs that Joseph tells about in the book.
  • Author is social media savvy marketer and will be doing byliners and excerpts.
  • Annual marketing/sales hook of National appeal (Iditarod) will give this book a long life.

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    Joseph Robertia:
    For the past fourteen years Joseph Robertia has been an award-winning writer and photographer. He spent more than a decade as an outdoors reporter at the Peninsula Clarion newspaper and currently writes for the Sports & Outdoors section of the Alaska Dispatch News—the state's largest newspaper. In recent years he has freelanced as a professional journalist with articles and photographs published in Alaska Magazine, Mushing Magazine, Salmon Trout Steelheader, and in Alaska 50: Celebrating Alaska’s 50th Anniversary of Statehood, just to name a few. Along with his wife, he has mushed dogs with his kennel fielding teams in the 1,000-mile lditarod, Yukon Quest, and more than thirty other races.