Ever since taking her first Creative Writing Class over thirty years ago, Jolene Jacobs has enjoyed to write. She got great pleasure putting the pen to paper, and telling stories about children and animals. Their innocence and ability to give love without asking for anything in return, proved to her that there was something good in the world – something that made all the struggles worth it.
Being very modest and humble, Jolene found that the one subject she had problems with was writing about herself. That was where Brandy came in. The loveable Cockapoo gave her a way to tell about her amazing road back to recovery, without the drudgery. All of a sudden, she was able to pour her heart out, recapping the highs and lows through her “Therapy Dog’s” eyes.
Jolene has lived the last 14 years in Southwest Florida, with her husband, Scott. She enjoys Gardening, Scrap Booking, Singing Karaoke, and spending time with friends. Both she and her husband enjoy the laid-back lifestyle, and doing what they can to help each other make each moment count!
A poignant and heartwarming novel, the author discusses her struggle with Bipolar Disorder in the aftermath of her son’s suicide. After finding ‘Brandy’ at a local Animal Shelter, she discovered a way to voice her frustrations and pain through an online blog as told through the somewhat egotistical and humorous viewpoint of the Cockapoo. This is her story of hope and ultimate victory.