NSNC member W. Bruce Cameron, who will receive the Columnist of the Year Award at the Detroit Conference, recently informed us, “My novel, “A Dog’s Purpose,” which spent 19 weeks on the NY Times bestseller list as a hard cover, will be out in paperback on May 24th, 2011.”
Cameron has already made headlines with the publication and quick rise to best-seller status of A Dog’s Purpose. It has also been signed by DreamWorks for a live-action major motion picture.
Cameron has several books out already, collections of his humor columns, most famously 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter, which was turned into a successful ABC sitcom.
In the novel, the narrator is the protagonist, and we readers don’t know anything the hero can’t know. Within pages we learn the hero is the spirit of a series of dogs. Their sex and their location change, but every time the spirit realizes it needs to learn its purpose. Each incarnation has adventures that have kept readers zipping through chapter after chapter all summer, giggling, gasping or tearing up.