Travels With Casey – Book Giveaway

Long-time readers might remember that we spent a couple of days with Benoit Denizet-Lewis, a New York Times Magazine writer, his dog Casey, and Sam Reid, his research assistant. You can re-visit our posts about hiking to the top of Hemphill Bald with them and visiting our neighbor who has four wolves. Or you can get Benoit’s new book, Travels With Casey. We are even giving away a free copy of the book – read to the end of the post to find out how!

Travel with Casey

Did we mention that we are in the book? Really, here is an excerpt from page 119:

High in the hills of Maggie Valley, North Carolina, six Huskies led us up a steep climb to Hemphill Bald, a meadow that starts 5,500 feet above sea level and borders the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

And one of us was mentioned by name. Guess who?

A few yards to my right, Casey rolled on his back in the sun-stained grass, his neck stretched like a goose’s. Behind me, Sam kneeled next to the leader of the Husky pack we were climbing with, a headstrong female nicknamed Queen Natasha the Evil.

takes over the world

I am guessing the next part is where that Queen takes over the world.

Sorry, QNTE, but this book is actually about Benoit and Casey traveling the country in their RV. The story is part road-trip, part dog story, and part an exploration of human’s love affair with dogs. We are so glad to have it as a part of our collection of dog books!

good curl up

QNTE says it is a good book to curl up and read.

So how can you get your copy? Your local bookstore, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, and most any other book retailer.

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Win a Free Copy of Travels With Casey

And now to the Giveaway! All you have to do to enter is post a comment on this blog post (not Facebook, Google, Twitter, etc.) that says, “I want a copy of Travels with Casey.” We will accept comments through Thursday (September 11) We will select one lucky winner at random and announce that winner on Friday. The winner will receive a free copy of the book direct from the publisher.

Happy Reading!

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Full Disclosure – As noted above, the author visited us for two days during his research for the book. Upon publication, the publisher contacted us to give us a free copy of the book in appreciation of our participation in the research. We offered to post about the book and asked if we could do a book giveaway. The publisher is providing at no cost to us the copy of the book given away in this contest. While we have provided links to major outlets that sell this book, we have no affiliate connections with any of those links and will receive no further compensation of any kind. Regardless, we only recommend products we use personally and believe will be good for our readers. We are disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

61 Comments

  1. Marleina on September 10, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    I want a copy of Travels with Casey!

  2. houndstooth on September 10, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    You bet I want to win a copy of the book! Anything that mentions QNTE has to be good reading!

  3. Aldora Macumber on September 10, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    I want a copy of Travels with Casey

  4. Julie Klupenger on September 10, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    I want a copy of “Travels with Casey” Please, and Thank You!

  5. Lorelei on September 10, 2014 at 8:51 am

    “I want a copy of Travels with Casey.”

    Also, I really hope QNTE’s surgery goes really well.

  6. Christine on September 10, 2014 at 8:47 am

    I want a copy of Travels with Casey …for the Queen!

  7. Malka Essock on September 9, 2014 at 11:56 pm

    I want a copy of Travels with Casey, but, it IS sad that it doesn’t have a part where QNTE takes over the world, guess, she’ll have to write one, while she’s taking it easy…..

  8. patty marsh on September 9, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    I want a copy of Travels With Casey

    Thanks so much for doing this and for letting Casey run with the dogs!

  9. Ruth D on September 9, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    I want a copy of Travels with Casey. We missed them when they were down our way and Roxxy hopes to gallivant around with Casey and Sam another time.

  10. cybersibes on September 9, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    Congratulations to the Queen, of course she got mentioned – she’s Royalty! Love the pic of her posing with the book – so regal!

    “I want a copy of Travels with Casey.” so Mom can read it to us – we need a new bedtime story!

    ~Miss Moo

  11. Cindy Hawkinson on September 9, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    Yes I want a copy of Travels with Casey. The book looks interesting, liked his video on his website and that The Herd and especially QNTE are mentioned makes all that much the better.

  12. Annarella on September 9, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    ” I want a copy of Travels with Casey” Yes!

  13. Lisa Young on September 9, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    “I want a copy of Travels with Casey”. Love dogs and a friend’s dog is also included in the book.

  14. Cassie Porter on September 9, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    I want a copy of Travels with Casey. I’m about 1/2 way through reading the book, and I’m going to hate returning it to the library.

  15. Kathy Fox on September 9, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    I want a copy of Travels with Casey, it looks like a wonderful book, I would love to read.

  16. NOLA Rose on September 9, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    I followed along on FB as his travels were unfolding in real time, but I still have to say: “I want a copy of Travels with Casey.”

  17. tiara on September 9, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    I want a copy of Travels with Casey

  18. Mollie Campbell on September 9, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    I want a copy of Travels with Casey please 🙂

  19. L C Liccioli on September 9, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    I want a copy of the book “Travels With Casey”. I would love to read about their journey and how they met the Thundering Herd, with Queen Nastasha. I refuse to call her evil, because she is headstrong and knows what she wants. 🙂

  20. Liz on September 9, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    I cannot wait to read this book! I want a copy of Travels with Casey.

  21. DJ Riendeau on September 9, 2014 at 9:43 am

    I would love the book “Travels With Casey”! Sounds like such a wonderful read! And maybe the Queen could also pawtograph the book

  22. Michelle Johnson on September 9, 2014 at 8:39 am

    I would love a copy of Travels with Casey.

  23. Brian Roll on September 9, 2014 at 8:11 am

    I have four silly Sibes of my own and love following the adventures of the herd and hu-dad.

    I want a copy of Travels with Casey!

  24. Karen on September 9, 2014 at 8:01 am

    I look forward to reading each days adventures and would definitely want a copy of Travels with Casey

  25. Maureen Smith on September 9, 2014 at 7:51 am

    “I want a copy of Travels with Casey”. Sounds like a great book to read as I camp my way to South Carolina.

  26. Cathy on September 9, 2014 at 7:33 am

    Would love a copy of Travels with Casey. Sounds like a wonderful book

  27. Jet and Maggie on September 9, 2014 at 7:23 am

    Oh, QMSB definitely wants a copy of “travels with Casey”..she needs to know what is in store for her! She also wants to follow in the Evil Queens pawsteps to fame 🙂

  28. Ang on September 8, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    I want a copy of Travels with Casey! Wishing QNTE a speedy recovery.

  29. Paula Mitchell on September 8, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    I want a copy of Travels with Casey.

  30. Mom 'n Ice on September 8, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    Ice sez: P.S. I forgot to mention last night that I, too, would love a copy of “Travels With Casey”, and I promise to share it with my hu-Mom.

  31. Chris Cooke on September 8, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    I would LOVE a free copy of Travels with Casey. I work in a school library, love dogs and books. This would be a great addition to our collection after I get done reading it to a favorite siberian though!

  32. Edie Chase on September 8, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    I want a copy of Travels with Casey. I can’t believe that once they met the herd that they didn’t make the whole book about you 😉

  33. Kristi on September 8, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    Traveling the US in an RV with my dog and research assistant to talk to folks such as yourselves about dogs sounds like an interesting journey I want to hear more about…I want a copy of Travels with Casey too 🙂 Thanks for having a give away!

  34. Playing with the Big Dogs on September 8, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    I want a copy of Travels with Casey.

  35. Amy Huber on September 8, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    I want a copy of Travels with Casey. And I love keeping up with your 6! It makes my day!

  36. Becky Slack on September 8, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    You mean they didn’t mention everybody in the book???
    And have pictures too??

    I want a copy of Travels with Casey!

  37. The Painter Pack on September 8, 2014 at 11:09 am

    I knew the Queen would be famous one day!!!! Haroooooo’s!!!

    Mya Boo Boo

  38. Caroline Rivard on September 8, 2014 at 11:08 am

    Queen Natasha Rules! I would love a copy of this book to read! Thank you for doing this!

    Caroline Rivard

  39. Marilyn and Zoe on September 8, 2014 at 10:42 am

    How cool! And how fitting that the Queen is mentioned! I want a copy of Travels with Casey!

  40. holly on September 8, 2014 at 10:36 am

    It sounds like a great read,which I have a lot of time to do now since my foot surgery on Friday.

  41. Vivian on September 8, 2014 at 9:10 am

    I would love a copy of Travels with Casey and look forward to all the adventures (and misadventures) of the Herd. Thanks for always providing a laugh… or tissue time.

  42. Beth Lowe on September 8, 2014 at 8:49 am

    Marvelous! Such funny pictures of QNTE. I (and Winter, of course) would love a copy of Travels with Casey. Can’t wait to read it – one way or another!

  43. Darlene on September 8, 2014 at 8:47 am

    I want a copy of Travels with Casey. Hoping QNTE is adjusting to her limited activity rest. Wishing you all the best.

  44. Anne Pooley on September 8, 2014 at 8:43 am

    I would love a copy of ” Travels with Casey”. I have my own Casey. She is a 16 year old husky! She use to travel with us but now with age she is more comfy on her bed!

  45. huskymom on September 8, 2014 at 8:40 am

    I have a red Siberian named Casey and travel in an RV with three additional Sibes. (They have met The Thundering Herd!) I would love to win the free copy of “Travels with Casey”, but if I don’t, I’ll be buying the Kindle version.

  46. Sue Patterson on September 8, 2014 at 8:31 am

    I want a copy of Travels with Casey! BTW – congratulations and I look forward to reading this book….

  47. Brenn on September 8, 2014 at 8:25 am

    I want a copy of Travels with Casey. (for my mom….isn’t Christmas coming)? – Hudson

  48. Laura on September 8, 2014 at 8:20 am

    “I want a copy of Travels with Casey.”

  49. carolyn on September 8, 2014 at 8:18 am

    Oh Queen, please pick me. I want a copy of ‘Travels With Casey’!

    Casey was smart to name you in there. Imagine the uproar if it had been Cheese Whiz!

  50. Nancy on September 8, 2014 at 8:10 am

    I would love to have a copy of this book!!

  51. Shelley Crabb on September 8, 2014 at 8:06 am

    Oh Queen Natasha. I will read this book as you have commanded. I want a copy of Travels with Casey.

  52. bryn on September 8, 2014 at 7:51 am

    Would love a copy of the book. I just love your blog. I look forward to it every day.

  53. Deborah on September 8, 2014 at 7:47 am

    I want a copy of “Travels with Casey”. A book with QNTE has to be good!

  54. Judy on September 8, 2014 at 7:42 am

    Ohhhh, I so want a copy of “Travels with Casey”
    Please, pretty please!
    QNTE, we ❤️ you!

  55. marleen on September 8, 2014 at 7:31 am

    Really. I want a copy of “Travels with Casey” (It’s good for my English……I like dogs AND I like this blog). I like ‘true stories’ more than fiction.

  56. jane on September 8, 2014 at 7:07 am

    I think it is wonderful that QNTE is mentioned in this book. With her having to be on rest duty maybe it will lift her spirit. Yeah I doubt it too. Huskies have to run and play and do their jobs. Get better soon Natasha. Be a good girl and do what you are told to heal. Hugs and kisses to the herd.
    P.S. I want a copy of Travels with Casey.

  57. Kathye Shuman on September 8, 2014 at 6:57 am

    I want a copy of “Travels with Casey”. Ever since you posted about their visit with you, I have been following them. The book is on my Christmas list, but a free copy would be awesome.

  58. Liz Mangold on September 8, 2014 at 6:40 am

    I would love a copy of Travels with Casey. I also think you should write a book, you potentially have a lot of material. (Maybe you already have one in the works?) A great title, The Accidental Husky Dad.

  59. Margaret Bunch on September 8, 2014 at 6:33 am

    I want a copy of ‘Travels with Casey’ sounds like a wonderful read!

  60. Michele R on September 8, 2014 at 6:13 am

    Of COURSE QNTE is mentioned by name in the book, it’s her use of the vulcan mind meld. 🙂 Oh, and I want a copy of ‘Travels with Casey’

  61. Mom 'n Ice on September 8, 2014 at 6:04 am

    Ice sez: What a wonderful idea to give QNTE a copy of this book all to herself. With her being “laid up” and all, it will give her something to keep her occupied, make the time go faster until she can once again “run with the Herd”!

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