“Life should be simple and fun!” That’s author Tammy Tappan’s basic approach to both life and work. This attitude shows in the fun yet tender way she develops the character of Shari Behrmann.
The adventure begins as Shari becomes a teenager and receives a special surprise gift from her dad: the beautiful dog that she had been admiring through the fence of the local animal shelter.
Katy quickly works her way into the heart of Shari, and they become best buddies. Katy’s gentle nature and quiet demeanor win the love and admiration of everyone she meets.
Shari learns to trust Katy as they venture into the children’s ward of the local hospital where Katy works as a pet therapist. The tables are turned that summer as Katy has to trust Shari’s decision to allow handsome young Tony to become a part of their world.
Join Katy and Shari as they learn together what a joyful and exciting adventure true friendship can be!
Tammy Tappan was born in the rural town Vernon, CT, where she learned to love animals and the outdoors. She received her bachelor’s degree in the field of speech and language from Hofstra University on Long Island, graduating cum laude.
Tammy has always had a love for the written and the physical arts. As a child she loved to read, and she trained in classical ballet and modern jazz. As an adult she also enjoys aerobics! In 1992 Tammy wrote and directed a musical play entitled “Innerworkings”.
Tammy, her husband, Glenn, and their son, Glenn reside on the beautiful Treasure Coast of Florida. Tonya, the dog who inspired the story, was laid to rest in the fall of 2002, at the age of 14.