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  1. W. Bruce Cameron

    Hi, thank you so much for giving my novel a chance. You may be interested to know that A Dog’s Purpose was started on Nov 5, 2007, which was six months before Racing in the Rain came out. I was actually rather stunned to hear from my agent that there was “already a reincarnated dog book” when we took my novel out to publishers. I really loved Racing in the Rain, though, even as I’ll note that Mr. Stein and I took a different approach to the subject. Your assumption, though, is one I’ve heard often–that I must have copied the idea. I really, honestly, didn’t draw any inspiration from Racing in the Rain, but I do understand why so many fans of that book might think so.

  2. Claudia

    Hi Bruce! Thanks so much for the information. It is interesting to note that you started the book before ARR. Like I said above, I was fearful that it was going to be too similar in nature. I’m glad that I was wrong! After The Da Vinci Code the market was flooded with books that tried to capture that same feel. I got to the point that I wouldn’t even touch a book if I heard someone refer to is as “the next Davinci Code.” That’s why I was hesitant with your book. But I’m so glad that I picked it up and that I was 100% wrong with my assumptions.

    Job well done!

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