A Fascinating Read for a Great Cause!
Author Gail Buchalter has written a page turner, “Friday Nigh Fighters” is a fictional tale about a forensic veterinarian and her fight for justice for those without a voice, set right here on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
A portion of the ongoing sale of this book is being donated back to Talbot Humane! You can visit her website here: http://fridaynightfightersmystery.com/
Gail Buchalter is an award-winning journalist who was a staff writer for People magazine and a contributing editor at Parade magazine for 20 years, and arguably one of the longest surviving freelancers at Forbes magazine. She wrote about film, television and recording artists, sports figures and her true love – animals. Gail was born and raised in Manhattan, lived in Nashville, Los Angeles and Southampton, NY, before moving to rural Maryland, where she opened a yoga studio in 2002. A board member of the local humane society, she was also instrumental in helping create a low-cost feral cat spay/neuter organization. She has adopted and fostered numerous cats and dogs, and today lives with her three dogs and two cats on several acres in the woods.
“I could not conceptualize how someone could write a fictional book about pit bull fighting that people would want to read, but Gail Buchalter nailed it! She accurately portrays the medical, forensic and legal aspects of the work through characters that are fantastic and funny – I found myself laughing out loud at times – and could not wait to learn more about them. She has created an intriguing, gritty mystery with a heartwarming story about animals and the people who work to protect them. An outstanding accomplishment!” — Melinda Merck, DVM, Owner of Veterinary Forensics Consulting, LLC, Austin, TX, who assisted with the prosecution of NFL quarterback Michael Vick.
“This is a great read told from the perspective of the forensic veterinarian who has seen it all. Her voice grabs you immediately, from the description of when the doctor first meets Ella, an abused pit bull she adopts, to the emotions involved in investigating these horrid acts of cruelty and violence. There are many factual pieces woven into this gripping story. It has all the elements of a fascinating read: love, hate, crime, animals, and a heroine working for the greater good!” — Patty Crankshaw-Quimby, Executive Director Talbot Humane; President, Professional Animal Workers of Maryland, Inc.