Published in the US by DaCapo Press and in the UK and Australia by Hodder Stoughton, the book also sold worldwide, including China, Italy and Brazil. This is my first nonfiction book, a travel story and biography of Sophie the five-year old blue heeler who swam 12 miles through shark-infested waters off the coast of Mackay in far north Queensland, Australia (southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef). Sophie, robust and loyal as her breed comes, survived on two remote islands alone for six months until being rescued by rangers, thanks to the kindness of strangers and the genius of small-town gossip. Publisher's Weekly said: "A tender, delightful story of how a cosseted pup turned into a hardy, intrepid—and very lucky—“supercanine,” this book will endear itself to dog and adventure lovers everywhere." Oprah.com loved it also.