Off the Shelves of General Store Paso Robles
From Lucky and Lucy of the General Store
To celebrate National Pet Month, General Store is hosting a book signing for our dear friend and #1 New York Times best-selling author Teresa Rhyne. Join us and meet Teresa at General Store on Saturday, April 14th from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. We will donate $1.00 for every book sold to Meade Canine Rescue as well as a percentage of our sales for the entire day.
Teresa’s books are entertaining reads, especially for people with pooches, those of us who have fought cancer, and people who like a little romance. Teresa will sign your copy of The Dog Lived (And So Will I.) You might find that one of her beagles has signed it as well. We met Teresa as a customer first, and (one of us having faced cancer) immediately connected with her story. What is unexpected is just how funny the story can be.
What was your motivation to write a book?
“I’ve always been an avid reader, so when I was first diagnosed with breast cancer, I searched for a book to guide me through. What I found was either too clinical or too frightening. When I realized that having the cancer experience with my dog was what saw me through my own treatment, I knew I had a story to tell. I wrote the book I wished I’d had when I was diagnosed.”
Where are your favorite dog friendly places in Paso?
“Of course, our beagles Daphne and Percival are regulars at General Store. And our dogs have probably gone to more wineries than most humans ever will. Cass Winery is a favorite because the wines are fabulous, we can have a great lunch, and there’s always an assortment of dogs on the patio. We have taken our traveling duo to the Hunter Ranch Golf Course restaurant, which has a “Pooch Patio Menu” that is delicious! Or so Daphne and Percival told us.”
We are SUPER EXCITED about celebrating our FIVE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY next month. We have giveaways and special plans for every day of May leading up to the 17th (our actual opening day). Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to see what’s coming. We are grateful for our community’s support and enthusiasm and we can’t wait to say thank you!