Scott M. Sandridge

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Hero’s Best Friend Anthology Tour

Hero’s Best Friend Anthology Tour

Editor: Scott Sandridge

Featured Book Release: Hero’s Best Friend: An Anthology of Animal Companions

June 16 to June 25 , 2014


ScottSandridgeAbout the editor: Scott M. Sandridge is a writer, editor, freedom fighter, and all-around trouble-maker. His latest works as an editor include the Seventh Star Press anthologies Hero’s Best Friend: An Anthology of Animal Companions, and the two volumes of A Chimerical World, Tales of the Seelie Court and Tales of the Unseelie Court.





HerosBestFriendCover1200X800Book Synopsis for Hero’s Best Friend: How far would Gandalf have gotten without Shadowfax? Where would the Vault Dweller be without Dogmeat? And could the Beastmaster been the Beastmaster without his fuzzy allies? Animal companions are more than just sidekicks. Animals can be heroes, too!


Found within are twenty stories of heroic action that focuses on the furries and scalies who have long been the unsung heroes pulling their foolish human buddies out of the fire, and often at great sacrifice-from authors both established and new, including Frank Creed, S. H. Roddey, and Steven S. Long.

Whether you’re a fan of Epic Fantasy, Sword & Sorcery, Science Fiction, or just animal stories in general, this is the anthology for you!

So sit back, kick your feet up, and find out what it truly means to be the Hero’s Best Friend.

Featured in Hero’s Best Friend: An Anthology of Animal Companions:

Joy Ward: “Toby and Steve Save the World”

Frank Creed: “Dusk”

Cassie Schau: “The Hunter’s Boy”

Steven Donahue: “Grit”

Jason Cordova: “Hill 142″

Herika R. Raymer: “Dook”..

Essel Pratt: “Brothers”.

Lisa Hawkridge: “Ezra’s Girl”.

S. H. Roddey: “Look What the Cat Dragged In.”

Steven S. Long: “The Wolf Sentinel”

Laura Anne Ewald: “Memorandum”

Cindy Koepp: “The Hat”.

Ian Hunter: “Scarheid in the Glisting”.

Steven Grassie: “The Masterless”.

David Wright: “Wind of Change”

Renee Carter Hall: “The Emerald Mage”..

Nick Bryan: “The Violet Curse”..

Lillian Csernica & Kevin Andrew Murphy:

“The Restless Armadillo”.

Douglas J. Ogurek: “Stuck on the Squigglybounce”

Sheila Deeth: “Passage”


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Tour Schedule and Activities

6/16                Beagle Book Space                Guest Post

6/16                Tiffany Apan’s Blog               Interview

6/16                Deal Sharing Aunt                 Interview

6/16                Elizabeth Delana Rosa ~Book Lover and Creator of Worlds~       Review

6/17                Sheila Deeth                           Guest Post

6/18                Come Selahway With Me     Guest Post

6/18                On Cloud Eight-and-a-Half   Guest Post

6/19                Sapphyria’s Book Reviews    Guest Post

6/20                Beauty in Ruins                      Guest Post

6/21                Jorie Loves a Story                Review

6/25                Book in the Bag                     Interview


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Amazon Links for Hero’s Best Friend

Print Version

Kindle Version

June 13, 2014 - Posted by | Writerly Updates | , , , , , , , , ,


  1. Reblogged this on Steven Grassie.

    Comment by Steven Grassie | June 13, 2014 | Reply

  2. Hallo, Hallo Mr. Sandridge,

    I am truly looking forward to reading this particular anthology! As you know from my last tour with #AChimericalWorld, I loved the fairies & the stories of the Seelie Court! These two particular anthologies have been earmarked on my bookish list of interest since late last year! I always love watching the growth of SSP and the compilations of talent they curate inside their anthologies! Plus, it helps that an editor who has a keen eye for spotting the stories which fit inside the anthologies is at the helm! Cannot wait to participate on the tour, and methinks the book is somewhere still enroute between here & there! Aye! I hope the storms from last week did not send the book afield! What a monsoon nightmare of near-tornadic systems I had to shift through!

    Weather aside, I’m simply stoked for the blog tour & for seeing the other blogger’s reaction as there are only two of us posting reviews. 🙂 Eek. What a happy thought – a new anthology to soak inside and absorb into the worlds in which will greet me! I am seriously getting addicted to reading ‘shorts’! 🙂

    ps: Happy you liked my “Mrs. Poe” post – I seriously cannot believe it took me *this!* long to meet the read Edgar! Wow. Incredible the doors books open when they are based on the historical past & through biographical fiction we learn things we never had the opportunity to learn before! Cheers!

    Comment by Jorie | June 18, 2014 | Reply

    • Thanks!

      I’m starting to love blog tours. 🙂

      Comment by smsand | June 22, 2014 | Reply

      • I truly love blog tours because of the interaction readers can have with the authors & editors, like you! 🙂 I wanted to thank you for the ‘likes’ you’ve been giving my blog lately! A nice nod for me to know you are appreciating what I’m writing about! I’ve read a lot of wicked stories that I’m so jazzed about, my heart & imagination is overflowing in happy memories!

        Cannot wait for the morrow! Your Guest Post will be *live!* Ooh, whoopsie! It “is the morrow!” the clock turnt whilst I was not looking! Wells, you know what I mean,… lol

        Comment by Jorie | June 22, 2014

  3. lol! Yeah, I know what you mean. 🙂

    Comment by smsand | June 22, 2014 | Reply

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