By day she handles our Accounts Payable, on evenings and weekends Erna Muller is usually writing. Her hard work has paid off with her recently published book, A New Leash On Life (Volume 1). It is about a cop who is sent back to Earth as a police dog to learn humility from a precocious teenager and to investigate his own death. It is currently featured on Pacific Book Review.
Born in Austria, Erna’s parents immigrated to the U.S. when she was a child. They returned to Austria after she had finished grade school, but she always dreamed of returning to the United States. After finishing her education, which included a year in Paris, she was finally able to return to the U.S. and started writing to practice her English. A New Leash On Life originally started out as an award-winning screenplay. It won first prize at the 2006 Houston International Film Festival in the Family Screenplay category and was the winning entry in the 2000 Burbank Family Film Festival where none other than Steve Allen himself presented her prize. To boost its marketability as a film, she decided to adapt her screenplay into a novel. She describes the book as being geared towards young adults but “is not adult repellent.”
Erna is very proud of the reception that A New Leash On Life has received and is at work on a sequel. You can order the book through Amazon.