Charles and his shy new friend David are camping out in the backyard when a big storm blows in. They make a dash for the house-but not before Charles sees a pair of eyes glowing in the night. Was that a puppy out there, all alone in the storm? The next day, Charles and David find the stray, injured mixed-breed puppy, win his trust, and get him to the vet. He's very sick, and the vet is not sure she can save him. Will this Benji look-alike be lucky enough to survive and find a home? Every puppy is different. The fun part about writing The Puppy Place is putting those distinct personalities front and center and really treating the dogs as primary characters. I love getting to know each puppy the Petersons foster, and I hope you do, too. -- Ellen Miles, author.