Elsa Watson
“Dog Days is everything I love in a book: funny, tender, beautifully crafted, and cleverly plotted, with a perfect twist of an ending I didn’t see coming.”
—Susan Wiggs, #1 New York Times bestselling novelist

“ For anyone who has ever wondered what their beloved pets would say if they could talk, this adorable love story provides a sweetly imagined answer, with smart
poetic justice in the end.”
—Publishers Weekly, starred review

“A delightful story that readers should relax with and just enjoy. Anyone who loves animals, and has ever imagined what they might be thinking, will find this to be a wholly amusing tale. Those who haven’t may see the world from a different point of view.”
—RT BookReviews, 4 stars

“Drop everything and read this book! Watson’s rendering of the inner life of a dog is pitch perfect. Zoe and Jessica are an unforgettable and unique take on the buddies by accident story. Brava!”
—Susan Wilson, New York Times bestselling author of One Good Dog

“A doggone good story, told with humor, warmth, and insight.”
—Sheila Roberts, bestselling author On Strike for Christmas


From Elsa Watson comes DOG DAYS (A Tor MM Original; $7.99; On-sale May 22, 2012)—a heartwarming and hilarious journey inside the mind of (wo)man’s best friend. Charming and original, DOG DAYS is the perfect summer reading choice for the animal lovers in your audience.

Jessica Sheldon doesn’t hate dogs, but she is a bit afraid of them, which makes living in Madrona, her dog crazy Northwestern town, difficult. To overcome her unfair reputation as the town’s “#1 dog hater” and bring customers back to The Glimmerglass, her struggling café, she volunteers to act as the chairperson of Woofinstock—Madrona’s annual dog festival.
One evening, Jessica crosses paths with Zoe, a lost and lonely white German Shepherd. Determined to prove her dog-loving credentials, Jessica decides to rescue her—and in the process the two are struck by lightning.

Jessica wakes to discover paws where her feet should be, and watches in horror as her body staggers around the square…Jessica and Zoe have switched bodies. Learning to live as a dog is difficult enough, but Jessica’s real worry is saving her café from financial ruin. To complicate matters, she’s fallen hard for Max, the town veterinarian.

From the second they switched bodies, it was clear Zoe had no problem learning to live on “human terms.” She thoroughly relishes all the food and fun Woofinstock has to offer. But she’s also anxious to find her missing family—who may not want her back.

Jessica and Zoe will need to learn from each other to set things right and possibly find love and acceptance in the bargain.


From 1996 to 1998, ELSA WATSON served as an agricultural volunteer for the Peace Corps in Guinea-Bissau, West Africa, where she inoculated chickens, sheep, and goats and helped establish a women’s community garden. It was there that she started writing, filling tablets of paper long-hand with early stories. Her short work has appeared in the Writers Journal, Snowy Egret, and Renaissance Magazine. Watson currently works at the West Sound Wildlife Shelter, a wildlife hospital and education center that gives injured and orphaned wild animals a second chance at life. Elsa is proud to live by the motto: any day on which you pet a dog is a good day.

DOG DAYS For More Information, Contact:
Elsa Watson Alexis Nixon, Tor Publicity
A Tor Mass Market Original P: 646-307-5411
ISBN: 0765368080 F: 212-982-2862
$7.99 / 400 pages
On-sale: May 22, 2012

Be sure to look for Elsa’s upcoming Tor titles!

October 2012
eBook short story
February 2013
Mass Market

January 2013
eBook short story