Literary Dogs & Their South Carolina Writers is an unusual book, published just in time for the holidays. It contains stories about the dogs of 25 of South Carolina's renowned writers, including Dorothea Benton Frank, Mary Alice Monroe, and Ron Rash.
The book is unique for another reason: The writers, some of whom are best-selling authors, wrote the stories for free, and a portion of the book's royalties will benefit a South Carolina animal charity.
Literary Dogs & The South Carolina Writers, published by Hub City Press, is available in bookstores or through Barnes & Noble right here. And just in case you were wondering, the book has been endorsed by Spartanburg, SC celebrity dog Chaser, who knows over 1,000 words and is considered by some to be "the world's smartest dog."