We are thrilled to announce the success of the Animal Prints on My Soul blog tour and giveaway, which kicked off through Silver Dagger Book Tours on 4/14 and lasted until 4/28. The giveaway was a fierce but friendly competition with 3,685 total entries. We truly appreciate all the love this book has been receiving these past few months!

In Animal Prints on My Soul by Candace Gish, we explore the human-animal bond through the experiences and stories of women. Featuring horses, dogs, cats, birds, and more, animal lovers will connect with these ordinary – yet extraordinary – stories of how animals impact our lives. Heartwarming, touching, and joyful, this book is a splendid gift for those who love animals. The stories of Healing, Connection, and Love & Loss also encourage us to pause and appreciate the wonderful gifts our animal friends bring us so we’ve provided deeper-dive prompts for those who would like to transform these blessings into inspiration for their own lives.

With amazing stories showcasing the unconditional love sweet animals bring us, the Animal Prints on My Soul blog tour readers were excited to learn more about the power animals hold! Check out what readers are saying:

“I enjoy this kind of book. I like the addition of non-cat/dog stories, because they don’t get told often enough.” – Madie

“The best thing about pets whether big or small is the unconditional love.” – Cathy F.

“Animals are fantastic to have in your life. They give so much.” – Debby

Animal Prints on My Soul Excerpt:

When Fate Brings You Fur Kids by Jean Brannon

Ah, that little word, “yes.” I knew if I said it, I was adding a whole new sideshow to the three-ring circus taking center stage in my life. I mean, I’d recently moved. Started a business venture. Begun working on a fixer-upper that was nearly beyond fixing. And I’d been writing, deliriously absorbed in a sequel that kept pulling me into another world for hours at a time, all while getting the two shelter dogs I already called “fur family” comfortable in still-unfamiliar territory.

“It could be fun,” Charlie suggested. He said it so cheerfully. So convincingly.

“And it could be what finally makes me go crazy,” I sighed.

“You know, they’re a bonded pair,” he continued, sensing me weakening. “Maybe three months old. Brother and sister. They go to sleep hugging each other.”

“Oh, dear.” My resolve crumbled further as he sent me the first picture. And as he began telling me what he knew about the quiet boy and his scruffy sister with one blue eye who seemed to have been on a mission for weeks to reach me.

Oh dear, indeed.


Be sure to check out M.C.V. Egan’s animation on the blog tour here

Buy your copy of Animal Prints on My Soul here!