We welcome back Mark Asher. Come talk to the author!
If you love dogs, you have found the right author. Mark Asher began his career with OLD FRIENDS, which features poignant portraits of senior dogs, along with their longevity secrets. Now in its sixth printing, the book is one of the most successful animal coffee-table books ever published. The Humane Society of the United States described it this way: “These animals jump from the pages, warm the heart, and inspire the soul.”
After two more acclaimed photography books, Mark turned to writing to work through the pain of unexpectedly losing his beloved German shepherd/chow mix. The result was a heartbreaking and healing memoir entitled HUMPHREY WAS HERE. Urban Dog Magazine highly recommended the book saying, “Humphrey Was Here speaks for all who loved and lost a dog.”
Mark’s first work of fiction, ALL THAT AILS YOU, is a heartwarming story about a rescue dog that ends up in a home for seniors. In the vein of “The Art of Racing in the Rain,” the book is narrated by a wise, irresistible canine. To date, All That Ails You has garnered over 400 five-star reviews, and has cracked the Kindle Top 100 multiple times.
Continuing to add to his pack of dog books, Mark penned his first children’s story. Best Friends Magazine called A DAY IN DOGTOWN “a wise and warm-hearted fable about the Rainbow Bridge and all the doggie delights that lie beyond it.” Shortly afterward, he wrote another one entitled A NIGHT AT THE ANIMAL SHELTER about five dogs that spend an unforgettable Christmas Eve together.
Mark’s most recent novel is BIRDCALL MORNING. It’s a unique story about a 31 year old record store owner named Joel Berskin, who goes into a coma just before the O.J. Simpson car chase and wakes up in 2011. The neurosis, wit, and humor of his characters are reminiscent of Philip Roth’s novels. Although a dog doesn’t appear on the cover, being a book by Mark Asher, you know the story includes one!
In addition to advocating for animals through his writing, Mark has authored a series of fact books which includes, FASCINATING FACTS ABOUT CLASSIC MOVIES and FASCINATING FACTS ABOUT FAMOUS MUSICIANS.