By Sally Hursey
Illustrated by Peter Adams
Published by Three Dogs Dancing Press
Available in August 2017
Molly to the Rescue is a true story about a shelter dog who becomes a member of the elite K9s for Warriors service dogs. Her heartwarming story will appeal to children and adults, alike. Follow Molly's journey from a lonely shelter dog to a trained service dog for a wounded veteran.
"Sally Hursey weaves heart and soul into the beautiful, true tale of shelter-dog, Molly, and her journey to becoming an elite member of the K9s for Warriors program. Molly's unbridled loyalty and tender tenacity toward those who train her and love her will grab your heart and won't let go. Though I've read many books about therapy dogs and service dogs, Molly's story rises to the top of my 'favorites' pile. Bravo, Mrs. Hursey - Molly to the Rescue will be on my 'to give' list for years to come." -Donna Earnhardt, Being Frank (Flashlight Press, 2012)
"Molly, we are so proud of you for sharing the story of your journey from a shelter-dog to becoming a veterans's 'Battle Buddy.' Smiling in response to our first touches, nuzzling with those signature whiskers, you stole our hearts and we knew you were destined to become a great service dog. Months later you ran to Adam's open arms, both of your lives changed forever. Thank you, Sally, for giving Molly a voice and shining a light on what these remarkable animals can do for a veteran. We love you, Adam and Molly." -Ann Goodheart, Linda Williams, Mary Ann Merrill, and Meg Gregory (Service Animal Project)
Visit The Book Shelf in downtown Tryon, NC at 94 North Trade Street. A book signing is scheduled for Saturday, August 12 from 11:00-1:00.
Visit the gift shop at Tryon Arts and Crafts School located at 373 Harmon Field Road in Tryon. A book signing is scheduled for Saturday, September 16 from 10:00-12:00.
Visit P3 Consignment in downtown Landrum. A book signing will be scheduled in the fall.
Visit the Hub City Bookshop in Morgan Square in Spartanburg, SC. A book signing is scheduled for Saturday, September 9 from 1:00-2:00.
Tryon Presbyterian Church Fall Gathering September 30 at 12:00.
American Association of University Women Porcelain, Poetry and Prose Scholarship Tea on October 14 from 2:00-4:00 (Tickets Sold Out)
November 20 Molly and Adam visit for a fundraising event in Columbus, NC at the House of Flags.
Polk County Middle School-Reading Is Fundamental. February 2
American Legion in Tryon, NC. Speak about Molly to the Rescue and sign books.
South Carolina Association of School Librarians (SCASL) Conference in Greenville, SC March 14-16. Session at 2:45 on March 15. Book signings on March 15 and 16.
Lanier Library, Tryon, NC on March 20. Service Dogs for Veterans and book signing at 12:00.
Boiling Springs High School Ninth Grade presentation-March 21.
North Carolina Writers Network West in Hayesville, NC on March 24. Book signing at Hayesville Library 12:00-4:00.
Spartanburg Kiwanis Club at Piedmont Club on April 5. Presentation and book signing.