Sit Stay Pray

Sit, Stay, Pray Cover

Sit Stay Pray Is Award Finalist!

Sit Stay Pray has just been named one of the best books of the year in the humor category by the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards program.  Winners will be announced in May 2020.

Lina and Momma couldn’t be more proud!  Click on the link below to read the press release by publisher Beavers Pond Press.

Beaver’s Pond Press Press Release SSP

About the Book

Another hilarious romp through Lina’s calamity-filled life with Momma.  Lina invites you to sit for her story.  Stay and enjoy.  And pray for the little Australian Shepherd.

About the Author

Lina is a five-year-old Toy Australian Shepherd who hails from Florida.  She is an acclaimed author, blogger and keen observer of human behavior.

When Lina is not busy writing, she enjoys chasing her big orange ball, chewing on a bully stick, performing tricks and playing with her furry friends.  She does not enjoy being in any lake, river, stream, ocean, the rain or even wet grass.  Unfortunately for Lina, she and her human, Robin Kelleher, divide their time between Minnesota, the Land of 10,000 Lakes, and Marco Island, one of the Ten Thousand Islands of Florida.

Lina’s momma, Minnesota native Robin Kelleher, is a labor and employment law attorney, but her interests and careers are vast and varied.  She was formerly a music teacher (and has released two CDs with her friend, Carole), a realtor and real estate developer.  She loves to golf, paddleboard, travel, read, write, workout and tend to her herb garden.  She also tends to Lina who tends to think her momma is a little ditzy.

Advance Paw-raise for Sit Stay Pray

“A quick, delightful tale for canine lovers who can never get enough dog stories.” —Kirkus Reviews on prequel, Lina Unleashed

“For those of you waiting for more delicious ‘tails’ of Lina and Momma, you will not be disappointed. The misadventures in Sit Stay Pray continue to be pitch-perfect in their humor and warmth. It is an extremely entertaining read.” —Jan Marin Tramontano, author of What Love Becomes and Standing on the Corner of Lost and Found

“Whimsical observations of canine worries and concerns combined with puzzling circumstances of Lina’s life with Momma create a wonderful laugh-aloud read that dog enthusiasts will love!”  —D. Donovan, senior reviewer, Midwest Book Review

“The humor is clever and contagious, especially as the self-deprecating Momma takes us romping through the world of political correctness. Sit Stay Pray is an hilarious doggie-drama that teaches and triumphs!” —Sue Orsen, editor, The Victoria Gazette

“The little Democrat might be barking up the wrong tree on politics, but Lina’s ‘spot’ on about Momma!” — Former Representative John Kline (R-MN)