SOURCE: Author Monica Holloway

Author Monica Holloway

October 17, 2011 07:00 ET

Halloween Dog Costume Contest and Holloway/Abercrombie Memoir Reading

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 17, 2011) - Acclaimed animal authors Monica Holloway and Barbara Abercrombie will partner with Maxwell Dog, a unique LA dog boutique, for a book signing, book reading and a Halloween dog costume contest, Sunday, October 30, 2011 from 1:00-3:30 p.m. at Maxwell Dog, located at 12336 Ventura Blvd. in Studio City, in a charity event benefitting the nonprofit Best Friends.

Holloway, author of Cowboy and Wills, will share the story of the golden retriever puppy that changed her disabled son's life. Abercrombie will read an excerpt from her book Cherished: 21 Writers on Animals they have Loved and Lost.

The event will offer a Halloween dog costume contest judged by Holloway's son, Wills, and a friend, both on the autism spectrum. Complimentary refreshments will be available for both people and dogs.

A portion of the proceeds from all book sales of the afternoon will benefit the charity Best Friends, a nonprofit building no-kill programs and offering the largest no-kill sanctuary for homeless companion animals in the US.

"I am thrilled to be partnering with Maxwell Dog on this fun, charitable event," says Holloway. "I am excited to share an excerpt from my book on my family's deep connection with our puppy, Cowboy, and her relationship with our autistic son, Wills."

ABOUT MONICA HOLLOWAY: Monica Holloway is the best selling author of Cowboy & Wills, the Mother's Choice Award's Gold recipient, and the critically acclaimed author of the memoir Driving With Dead People, described by Newsweek as "unforgettable," Glamour christened "a classic," and the Washington Post deemed "irresistible." Holloway lives with her son Wills, 13, and husband Michael Price, Co-Executive Producer of the Simpsons, in the Los Angeles area.

ABOUT BARBARA ABERCROMBIE: Barbara Abercrombie has published novels for adults, books for children, and non-fiction -- including her latest work, an essay anthology entitled CHERISHED: 21 Writers on Animals They Have Loved and Lost, a work Booklist calls "the perfect book to read when we've lost a beloved pet." Her next book, A Year of Writing Dangerously, will be published by New World Library in the spring. She teaches in the Writers' Program at UCLA Extension.

TITLE: Cowboy and Wills: A Love Story
AUTHOR: Monica Holloway
PUBLISHER: Simon and Schuster
ON SALE: Available now
PRICE: $24.00
PAGES: 288
ISBN-10: 1416595031
ISBN-13: 978-1416595038

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