Saturday, May 31, 2014

"Oh, Kaye!" Chiming in on "What We're Writing"


I always love it when The Reds have "What We're Writing" week.  It's fun to get those little sneak peeks at pages written by favorite writers whose work you love; even more fun when they're also friends.

A very close friend of The Reds wants to let you all know he's been busy writing also.

His book should be popping up live at Amazon any day now.  Actually, it could be popping up any minute, in both print and electronic formats, so keep an eye out for it, please.

Here's a sneak preview of the cover - -




Harley Barley has written a delightful little tale chock full of photos taken around his house, his yard and trips he's taken with his mom and dad.

And he hopes you enjoy it.

He also wants to give one away.  Leave a comment, please, and Harley will draw a name out of the magic pink Willie Nelson baseball cap for one lucky person to win a copy.  You can choose a paperback or a Kindle version.



Happy Reading, Everyone!


49 comments:

Joan Emerson said...

Oh, Kaye . . . Harley Barley is so cute!
I'm off to look for his book. With a cover that cute, it's sure to be a hit . . . .

Kaye Barley said...


Hi, Joan - Thank You!

Harley was hoping it would be up at amazon when I posted this, but it hasn't gotten there yet, darn it! But soon! Maybe it'll be there when we wake up tomorrow morning, or ooops - make that later this morning!

Barb Goffman said...

Hi, Kaye. Jingle sends wags, woofs, and hearty congratulations to Harley on his first book.

Kathy Reel said...

Kaye, Harley Barley is adorable! How could anybody resist that sweet face? I think Harley is headed for great success with his book. Give the sweetie a kiss for me.

Anonymous said...

What an adorable little traveler! Thanks for wonderful opportunity!
Lynn/MI

Deborah Crombie said...

Kaye, Harley is adorable!! Can't wait to read his story!

mgk said...

Hi Kaye,

It's up as a Kindle only here on Amazon Canada. Looking good! I don't have a Kindle, so am not in line for the draw. Howsumebaire, Harley's adventures sound fabulous, especially after seeing your wonderful pics all these years. My Cutter is still my favourite Corgi, tho'. ;-)

Joan Emerson said...

Kaye, here's the link for the book:

http://www.amazon.com/My-Name-Harley-This-Story/dp/1499741170/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1401622941&sr=1-1&keywords=harley+barley

Hallie Ephron said...

This is so darling! Congratulations Harley ... er Kay xx

Lesa said...

Of course I'd love a copy of Harley's book. He's the only dog I love. I adore him, though, and I'll certainly buy a copy if I don't win.

Kaye Barley said...

Mornin' Everyone ! Thanks for all the nice comments.
Harley and I had a fun time working on this, I have to admit.

(mgk - I'll put your name in the name for a print copy)

The print copy should be up soon.

The Kindle version has been temporarily removed because it had a typo - aargh!!!!! Anyone who bought one should automatically receive up corrected version automatically on their Kindle. And my apologies!!

Unknown said...

Harley is a Star!!

Dru said...

Hi Kaye, looks like a great book to won. Pick me, pick me.

Dru Ann

Unknown said...

Harley is a Star!

Ellen Kozak said...

You get me at "dog" every time!

Kaye Barley said...


This is fun!

You guys are all sweet. Thank you.

Harley would give you each a sloppy wet kiss if he could (he loves kisses).

The print version is now up at amazon and hopefully, the Kindle version will follow shortly.

http://www.amazon.com/My-Name-Harley-This-Story/dp/1499741170/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1401627765&sr=8-1&keywords=My+Name+is+Harley

Jack Getze said...

My dog Maddy thinks Harley's cute. She says she would like very much to win a copy of his book, or even meet him at a book signing. Anything scheduled?

Gail Arnold said...

Harley is my favorite cargo. Would love to win his book!

Gail said...

Corgi - stupid auto correct!4

Anonymous said...

I just love Harley - I really do; and, can hardly wait for his book. What a handsome and busy fellow:))Shirley

Anonymous said...

I am one Harley's biggest fans. Can't wait to see his book and all the adorable pictures. What a wonderful idea!!! Thelma in Manhattan

Hank Phillippi Ryan said...

I LOVE this! Adorable. Tell us more!

Alice Duncan said...

What a cool idea! Congratulate Harley for me, please :-)

Kaye Barley said...
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Kaye Barley said...

EEK! I deleted my comment!
okay starting over . . .
Hank asked for more. otay.
It's a little 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 photobook (94 pages), with Harley giving narrative throughout. From baby pictures up thru today. Pictures from around the house, the yard and trips we've taken. Harley did not take the pictures, but he chose some of his favorites that Donald and I have taken over the years. The photos also include some friends of Harley's, including Eloise, Sissyfriss Sockmonkey, LouLou Skiptoo, a little deer named Little Deer and a few sheep.

Jack - No signings scheduled yet. Please tell Maddy we will keep her posted!

And by the way. Harley asked me to pass this along. He thinks it would be nice if all you humans would encourage your furbabies to write their own stories. Dogs, cats, AND ducks. He says it is very cathartic.

Grandma Cootie said...

Hi Harley! Congratulations on your book. I would love to read it.

Patty said...

Oh, I so love Harley Barley! Can't wait to read his story.

Kaye Barley said...

okay - FINALLY! It is now up at two different places at Amazon. The paperback is available in the book store - http://tinyurl.com/mzqu693 and it has a separate listing in the Kindle Store - http://tinyurl.com/k7sw26j . Hopefully, the two will eventually be combined.

And again, thanks everyone for all the sweet words and all the support! It means a lot.

I'll draw a name this evening and post it here at the top of this piece tomorrow morning.

Anonymous said...

Kaye, I love the photos of your beautiful corgi. Please let me know when the book comes out. I want to read the book.

Virginia Tomlinson said...

Kaye, I love dog stories and I would enjoy reading about Harley's adventures. I would love to win a free copy and then share it with my daughter Debbie who has two Jack Russell dogs (my granddogs). In the meantime, I am going to share your link on my homepage.

Bill Crider said...

Harley is smarter than the average doggie.

Andrea said...
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Andrea said...

Bravo Kaye! Harley is the sweetest and most loveable dog. I give him FIVE PAWS! Now if I could get my parents dog to write his memoirs then we'd be all set up. ;-)

Denise Ann said...
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Denise Ann said...

Is Harley a Willie Nelson fan? Has he been to a concert? He sure is cute!!! What kind of dog is he? Mixed breed? Are the answers to my questions in the book?

Mason Canyon said...

Oh, what a darling cover. Who could resist that? Kaye, please give Harley a big hug and tell him CONGRATULATIONS from me on the release of his book. How wonderful.

Kaye Barley said...

I usually like to respond to each of you when I'm here, but today got completely away from me. Dang.

Barb G. - Give you adorable Jingle a kiss on his nose from me, please!

Kathy Reel - And Harley sends you a kiss right back - did I mention how much he loves kisses??

Lynn/MI - Thank You!!

Debs - Thank You (I've been following your London trip with the greatest of envy).

mgk - the print version is now available in paperback at amazon.

Thank You, Hallie!

Lesa - Sending a hug. Harley loves you to the moon and back.

Dru Ann - fingers crossed!

Anonymous - He IS a star, isn't he?

Ellen - I know just what you mean. Me too.

Gail, that was funny! Harley the Cargo from now on.

Shirley - Thank You!

and you too, Thelma!

Hank - Harley says he will see yo in Nashville.

Thanks, Alice!

And Thank You Grandma Cootie,

And Patty

And Dear Anonymous, Thank You (the book is now out - check Amazon. I've typed the links in a comment a little earlier).

Virginia - Thank you! (hey to Amanda).

Bill Crider - Yes, yes he is. :-)

Andrea - Talk to those pups, hear?!

Denise Ann - Harley is a Corgi. And yes, he is a HUGE Willie Nelson fan. We went to see him just a couple weeks ago in Greensboro, NC. Harley went with us, but he had to stay at the hotel. For some silly reason, the facility doesn't think dogs should be allowed.

Mason - Hey, you!! And Harley sends a hug in return!




Pat D said...

Boo sends his regards. He is a border terrier blend--something with short legs. His owners are too lazy to write his bio and they are concerned about repercussions. Never admit to anything: the border terrier motto. He hopes Harley Barley takes those words to heart.

Aubrey Hamilton said...

What a great idea! You and Harley are always busy, so energetic and creative! I'm returning to my book and ice cream now.....

keizerfire said...

This is so sweet! And he's a charmer!

Kaye Barley said...

Pat D - Boo is a very smart doggie!!

Aubrey - You know, I like ice cream. (You knew that).

keizerfire - he really is, isn't he?

Prentiss Garner said...

How did you convince Harley to do this? I have been trying to get my cat, Samson, to do something like this but he is just so lazy!!!

Reine said...

Harley Barley, I would love to read your book! You are a cutie! <3

traveler said...

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petite said...

Harley is a sweet and adorable love. Thanks for this beautiful post. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

Kaye Barley said...

Prentiss - Harley is easily bribed by edible treats (he takes after his mom and dad).

Reine - Thank You!

Traveler and Petite - Thank you both!

Kaye Barley said...

The winner of Harley's new book is Joan Emerson.

Many thanks to all of you for your interest and your support!!!

Morgan Mandel said...

Harley is not only cute, but also a talented writer! I never knew.

Libby Dodd said...

The drawing is from a Willie Nelson hat?! Bring it on!!!