Latest ‘Sammy’ book available

Jonathan Miller’s third installment in the “Sammy the Wonder Dachshund” series is now available for sale.

This time around, Sammy is an Internet fact-checker charged with proving whether Pluto is a planet. In “Sammy in Space” the dog trains as an astronaut where he learns to fly, operate a parachute and build a shelter. Then he blasts off.

Miller layered pieces of card stock and construction paper to create his detailed illustrations, a process that he loves to describe to students throughout the Carolinas. The illustrations for his latest book took an average of 30 hours per page to build.

“The Adventures of Sammy the Wonder Dachshund: Sammy in Space” is available online at and locally at Wonder Works, Blue Bicycle Books, Sugar Snap Pea, Barton’s and the Historic Charleston Foundation.

New ebook thriller by local writer now out

Local author Don Horan’s first novel, “Slug Line,” is available on Amazon’s Kindle and Barnes & Noble’s Nook.

The suspense thriller centers on a terrorist plot set in the nation’s capital. From the gripping realism of hostage ordeals to the complexities of the government’s crisis management, “Slug Line” weaves a narrative that delivers a thrilling tale of zealotry, intrigue and heroism.

Horan is a security consultant who specializes in the retail and hospitality industries, as well as security planning for special events.