Love, Honor, & Consequence | The Leashes of Dogwood Hollow | Threads of Honor
Love, Honor, & Consequence
Matthew Sterling is a man on the way up. As Assistant City Manager in the Wasatch Range community of Snowy Ridge, and a law school graduate, the 21st century looks promising, especially when a beautiful Ph.D genetic biology candidate, Kasia Somerset, reaches in and grabs his heart.
The Leashes of Dogwood Hollow
"Dog -n- 1. a four legged, flesh eating mammal. 2. a male of the same family as the dog.
"Bitch -n- 1. a female dog, wolf or fox. 2. a spiteful, ill-tempered woman.
C'mon along and visit the most unusual corridors of Dogwood City Kennels, the newly built city hall facility in Dogwood Hollow, USA. It's the funniest, yet most vividly portrayed satire on the ills of local government since George Orwell penned Animal Farm, (whose descendents, it's rumored, occupy some of Dogwood's kennels.)
Author Gordon Ryan spent thirty years in city and homeowner association management. None of the events in The Leashes of Dogwood Hollow could ever happen in America, right?
Threads of Honor
This moving story was told to me by my life-time friend, Bill Tolbert, who lived every moment of it. I am indebted to Bill for his friendship. America is indebted to him for the integrity he instilled in these young men who, while under his tutelege, learned about honor and perseverance.
"An inspiring portrayal of the triumph of the human spirit. A masterful job." Senator Orrin Hatch, (R) Utah
"Chante hopped down and entered the corridor, stopping in the doorway of Mayor Julia's office. She stood there for several long moments, looking at the chair where Julia sat. Slowly her teeth bared, the fur around her neck bristled, and a low, gutteral sound emanated from her throat. She entered the office, sniffing at the cushion. Circling the chair, the stream of urine came as naturally as breathing. Moving to the doorway, Chante released another stream, bending down to sniff the warm liquid that now marked her territory.
"The Leashes of Dogwood Hollow is a great read and I highly recommend it . . ." Phil Chen, Reader
". . . I felt the cartilage in my back stretching and it struck me that I had never stood so tall - that after twenty years in a military uniform, the proudest moment of my life had come while wearing a Scoutmaster's uniform, standing beside that flag."
Major William Tolbert, USAF, Ret.
Scoutmaster, Troop 514
"... as thoroughly reflective as it is engagingly entertaining reading and documents Gordon Ryan as a writer of skill and originality." Midwest Book Review
A writer of skill and originality - Midwest Book Review