Peggy Race grew up on a dairy farm in Palmyra, Wisconsin. Rooted in the fertile fields of her youth, she cultivated an appreciation for nature and a love for animals. Peggy spreads her seeds of hope through advocacy, dog fostering and her writing. Peggy lives with her two dogs, Faith, a ball-herding border collie and Deputy, a puppy mill rescue. She carries a treasure chest filled with memories of her rescued Hurricane Katrina dog, Desiree.
"A genuine, heartfelt memoir." -Becky Monroe, author of Bark Until Heard"Readers will undoubtedly enjoy Race's passionate and inquisitive nature." -Kirkus Reviews"Peggy Race's debut memoir takes the reader on a journey of personal struggle, trial and beauty. Desiree is a story about the human need for the unconditional love that is sometimes best manifest in the face and wagging tale of a dog." -Jim Landwehr, author of Dirty Shirt"Got a tissue? Good. Got a box of tissues? Better. Got a case? There you go! Race's memoir, Desiree, The Music Of My Soul, sings with raw emotion. Dog lovers will feel every word!" -Kathie Giorgio, author of If You Tame Me"Not just for animal lovers, this book is engaging and universal, a reminder of the joy that comes from opening your heart." -Carrie Newberry, author of Pick Your Teeth With My Bones"Encapsulates much of the author's life as it relates to dogs she has known. Rich in patterns of synchronicities, tales spiral and swirl as a loving tribute to this special canine." -IndieReader"A profound heartbreak ultimately leads to a partnership with a rescue dog that brings unexpected transformation and healing." -Julie Beekman, author of Two Trees"Desiree, the Music of My Soul shows the deep-rooted, sometimes unexplainable bond between humans and dogs. This memoir is a heartfelt, raw and honest look at life and love, as well as the hurt that follows." -Mindi Callison, Executive Director of Bailing Out Benji"This riveting story, at once an autobiography and dog celebration, will especially delight canine enthusiasts." -Midwest Book Review"Race's story isn't an epic, unbelievable journey. Instead, it's a personal look at how caring for another living creature can provide purpose and fulfillment after devastation." -Laura's Books and Blogs"[A] brave and beautiful memoir. Recommended for dog-lovers, restless inquisitive minds, and kind people of all stripes." -Jill Kiesow, author of Wet Wings