Local Author Event – Lee Ann Sandweiss – “Lock Ness!”
March 1 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Join us as we welcome local Author Lee Sandweiss, who will be discussing her book “Lock Ness!” And Other Tales of Nessie the Scottie. A portion of proceeds from the sale of the book will benefit The St. Louis Scottish Terrier Rescue (STLSTR), a non-profit that helps provide medical care and re-home terriers throughout the Midwest. This event is free and open to the public.
In July 2006, Nessie, a high-spirited Scottish Terrier puppy, was adopted from an animal rescue in Allegan, Michigan, by the Sandweiss family. Little did she know that the Sandweiss adults, Lee and Eric, who had never owned a dog, ignored the warning that a Scottie is not a good choice for novice dog owners. With her work cut out for her, Nessie proceeded to train the Sandweisses (her staff) what they needed to know: She, not they, was in charge. “Lock Ness!” And Other Tales of Nessie the Scottie is at once a rollicking and tender tribute to a Scot who sunk her teeth into the hearts of everyone she met and, with terrier tenacity, refused to let go. Anyone who has loved and lost a beloved pet will be moved to laughter and tears by Nessie’s antics, her dignity, and her devotion to the family who didn’t know how much they needed her.
About the Author
Lee Ann Sandweiss is a Detroit, Michigan, native who received her B.A. and M.A. in English literature at Wayne State University. She began her publishing career at Gale Research Company and worked in academic publishing as an acquiring editor for twenty years. She is the Editor of the anthology Seeking St. Louis: A Guide to the River City, 1670-2000 (2000), and the author of St. Louis Architecture for Kids (2001), and Hoosiers and the American Story, with James H. Madison (2014). She lives in Bloomington, Indiana, with her husband Eric and Scottish Terrier Peat.