Gilmanton author Lisa Hasler will be reading from her book, Bridget on Saturday (197)

LACONIA — Gilmanton author Lisa Hasler will be reading from her book, Bridget: the Adventures of an English Shepherd Puppy, on Saturday, June 1, at Annie's Book Stop in Laconia from 2-4 p.m.
The book highlights homesteading, hiking, training, skiing, backcountry and traveling stories from the first year that Bridget spends with Lisa.
The book started out as a journal exercise, designed to hone Hasler's writing skills and prepare her for the more challenging book that Hasler is now writing about building her own house in Gilmanton.
Bridget's breeder in Arkansas and other local friends enjoyed hearing the accounts of the pup's new life in New Hampshire and encouraged Hasler to pull the tales together into a book. Bridget attends contra dances and business meetings, takes an agility class, earns a therapy dog certification, swims a channel in Lake Winnipesaukee, and enjoys a wonderful road trip to the Rockies. The 260 page book includes lots of photos.
Writing and dog training are currently hobbies for Hasler, a human services professional, who hopes these pursuits will eventually evolve into part-time "retirement careers."
Signed copies of the book are currently available for sale at Annie's Book Stop.