Children’s book author in Edwards on Saturday |

Children’s book author in Edwards on Saturday

Daily Staff Report
Vail CO, Colorado
AE Diane and Gracie1 KA 9-2-07

AVON, Colorado ” The inspirational children’s story of Gracie and Diane Dike, Ph.D., “Gracie Comes Home,” book one in The Adventures of Gracie and Diane series, is now available in Spanish.

Book one introduces Gracie, the adorable Italian Greyhound, where she came from, and how she ended up homeless and needing surgery in a Colorado animal hospital. It also introduces her loving owner, Dike, who suffers from cryoglobulinemia, a rare, incurable and life-threatening blood disease that affects every aspect of her life. A deep and affectionate bond of friendship is formed in this triumphant story where a broken dog and struggling woman save each other.

The Spanish version, released just in time for Cinco de Mayo, is sure to warm the hearts of animal lovers of all ages. Gracie and Diane will be appearing Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Freedom Park, 450 Miller Ranch Road, in Edwards for the Cinco de Mayo celebration. Meet the author, enjoy story-time and an “Imagination Station” to create cards for hospitalized children or our troops. A free bag of Natural Planet organic dog food, a bone-shaped magnet, and a free $5 gift certificate for (Gracie and Diane’s official sponsor) will be given to the first 50 families who buy a book.

If you’d like more information about the outreach work of Second Chance with Saving Grace, or to schedule an interview with Diane Dike, please call 970-372-7105 or email Dike at

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