Local Author Supports Welcome House of Northern Kentucky
A portion of the sales of the children’s book by Northern Kentucky author, David W. Hickey, will support Welcome House’s programs serving homeless men, women, and children in the area.
In the second installment of Mr. Dave’s Little Red Dog Adventure Book Series, the remarkable red-furred beagle protagonist is reunited with his young human friend, Willy, and moves to a farm near Rabbit Hash, Kentucky.
Willy and Little Red Dog soon discover that their neighbors – an orphaned high school girl, Maya, and her Grammy — have made their farm a haven for rescue animals of all shapes and sizes. Little Red Dog comes to rely on his new friends to help him deal with angry bulls, menacing coyotes and the vagaries of the weather, and in turn helps them in their times of need. The little red beagle also helps his human companions, notably through a daring adventure that allows him to solve the mystery of the Ghost of the Henhouse.
Like the original, “Little Red Dog and the Ghost of the Henhouse” features engaging characters and a compelling storyline. And, as before, this is a story that returns again and again to the themes of rescue, adoption and the power of love.
Dr. David W. Hickey is a retired Information technology executive. He holds a B.S. in business administration from The Ohio State University; an M.Ed. in educational administration leadership from Ohio University; and an Ed.D. in educational leadership from Northern Kentucky University. Dissertation: The Developmental Reading Assessment and the Third Grade Reading Ohio Achievement Assessment: An investigation of possible relationships, February, 2012.
His career included 30+ years as an administrator, adjunct professor, and consultant in both the public (K-12 and higher education) and private sectors (for-profit and non-profit organizations). He enjoys golfing, kayaking, biking, traveling, spending time with his grtandkids, and supporting struggling young readers. Dave and Marie reside in Northern Kentucky with their four-legged family including Buddy, Peanut, Sheba, and Red Dog (who returned to the household in the summer of 2019).