Self-Published Author Inspires With a Tale of an Extraordinary Dog

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‘ROBBIE’ tells a story of change and coping

Author Frank Eckert brings readers a tear-jerking yet delightful tale with the release of his new book. Made available through Xlibris, ROBBIE: A Country Dog in the Modern World weaves an engaging tale of drama, humor, passion, and loyalty.

Robbie, smallest in the litter, was the most appealing. Thus, the Fitzgeralds decided not to sell him even though they could’ve used the money. As he grew up, Robbie seemed able to read the thoughts of those he encountered in the beautiful forests of Sussex County, New Jersey. Tutored by his mother, Robbie loved all life in his natural environment. Then, to help a runaway boy and a beleaguered woman, he travelled east to more populous areas of the state and, after further adventures there, was taken to New York City and Wall Street. The remainder of the book recounts the fateful trials of his custodian and Robbie’s strenuous endeavors to get back to his home, including terrifying experiences with gruesome dog fighting and ugly street living.

Poignantly crafted to immerse readers in an engaging read, ROBBIE: A Country Dog in the Modern World is a heartrending tale of finding a place in the world and of treasuring dear people in one’s life. For more information on this book, log on to

About the Author
Born in Wisconsin, Frank Eckert spent most of his youth in Bismarck, North Dakota. He earned two degrees from the University of Chicago. After serving in the U.S. Army, he lived in New York City and later in Huntington, NY, while working in the insurance industry (AIG) and Wall Street (American Stock Exchange), traveling worldwide, often with his family. After retirement, he taught in several colleges and schools in Vermont while living in Underhill and began writing for his own pleasure.

ROBBIE * by Frank Eckert
A Country Dog in the Modern World
Publication Date: June 9, 2010
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 398 pages; 978-1-4500-7979-2
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 398 pages; 978-1-4500-7980-8
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4500-7981-5

Members of the media who wish to review this book may request a complimentary paperback copy by contacting the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7479. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (610) 915-0294 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7879.

For more information on self-publishing or marketing with Xlibris, visit To receive a free publishing guide, please call (888) 795-4274.

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