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"It was Shadow's World and I was lucky to live in it"

Still single at age 44, Mary Ellen Weiland had given up hope of meeting the love of her life when a man named Brian came into her world.  Fun, adventurous, caring and loving, Brian seemed to be the one — until he died suddenly early in their relationship.  After much deliberation and in the midst of her grief,  Weiland decided to adopt Brian’s black Labrador retriever, Shadow, not knowing that the decision would change her life forever.  Through their many adventures and his quiet wisdom, Shadow taught Weiland important life lessons: how to trust and believe in herself, how to live in the moment, how to persevere despite life’s obstacles, how to have boundaries, how to find passion, and ultimately how to love.  This inspirational story — which includes the lessons Weiland learned from Shadow along thought-provoking questions aimed at promoting self-reflection — will enlighten and inspire readers of all kinds. Their story will inspire anyone who has ever struggled to find their true essence and love in the world.

“When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.” — Chinese proverb

Mary Ellen's book, "M.E. and My Shadow" has earned the following awards:

Best Book of 2013 Award - USA Books

  • Winner in Animals/Pets Narrative Non-Fiction Category

2013 - International Book Award (Look for the award sticker on your purchased book)

  • Winner in Animals/Pets Narrative Non-Fiction Category

2012 - The National Indie Excellence Award

  • Finalist - New Non-Fiction Catagory
  • Finalist - Inspiration Catagory

2012 - Colorado Independent Publisher Association - EVVY Award (Look for the award sticker on your purchased book)

  • 1st place in the Non-fiction / Experiences Category
  • Merit Award in the Inspirational Catagory.