My book and co-writer announcement!

Book AnnouncementThe announcement above appeared today in Publishers Marketplace, a trade website for publishing professionals.  I am thrilled to announce that my book will be published by Grand Central Publishing, a division of Hachette, one of the “Big 5” publishers.

I am equally thrilled about my co-writer, Mark Dagostino.  Mark is a multiple New York Times Bestselling co-author and former senior writer for People Magazine. His most recent book, which was released in paperback this spring, also featured a dog as one of its leading characters: The New York Times bestseller Elle & Coach by Stefany Shaheen tells the story of the inspiring effects a medic-alert dog has on one family after their daughter is diagnosed with type-1 diabetes. He also has two books hitting shelves this fall, including The Magonolia Story by Chip and Joanna Gaines of the HGTV hit, “Fixer Upper.” That book already shot to #1 on Amazon on its very first day of pre-orders! Mark’s past books include My Life Outside the Ring by Hulk Hogan, and my personal favorite:  Rudy: My Story by Notre Dame football legend Rudy Ruettiger.

In this book, I will be delighted to share my whole story and significantly expand what viewers saw in the short film Eric and Peety by Mutual Rescue, an initiative of Humane Society Silicon Valley, which to date is estimated to have received more than 40 million views worldwide.

Eric O’Grey and Jake on the Rachael Ray Show

Jake and I had a wonderful time traveling to New York and appearing on the Rachael Ray show.  Jake got to ride in the passenger cabin of the aircraft and we stayed in a beautiful hotel across the street from Madison Square Garden.

Jake spent the morning of the show with Rachael’s interns, who totally spoiled him with treats and belly rubs.  Rachael is a wonderful, gracious, genuine and caring person! Jake and I really enjoyed this trip.  Here’s the segment: Rachel ray Show | How One Man’s Furry Friend Helped Him Shed 140 Pounds

Here is the extended Rachel Ray interview: