Whoa, I didn’t know…
The upcoming film “Hotel for Dogs” was a book penned by none other than New Mexico’s own Lois Duncan. As a kid, I loved many of Ms. Duncan’s books.
I understand that the hype from the film has given new life to her writing career that went a bit off track after the brutal unsolved killing of her 20 year old daughter.
Back in the day, my mom used to take us kids swimming on a hot summer day to the Coronado Club on Kirtland Air Force base. Occasionally we’d see Ms. Duncan there (I believe her husband worked for Sandia Labs).
That was back in the days when mommies stayed at home and would take the kiddies to the pool and we would meet daddies after work for dinner. It may do my mom’s heart good to know that I have incredibly fond memories of those days.
And that fondness includes Lois Duncan. I’m happy to see her back in the show.
This was all brought to the front of my mind by a great article written by Joline Gutierrez Krueger for the ABQjournal:
“Real-Life Tragedy Almost Derails ‘Hotel for Dogs’ Author’s Career”