Happy New Year! 2023 was great with the debut of Spike and the Holiday Parade! R.G. Taylor visited four elementary schools in three states (AZ, IL and FL)! The Join Spike's Parade Book Tour included nine signings and spanned four states (AZ, IL, GA, FL)! And our Barnes and Noble book signing in Boca Raton, FL SOLD OUT! There's more in store for 2024! Stay Tuned! Author News - R.G. is working on the second book in the Spike series! We will have a title reveal soon! CONGRATULATIONS to our very own Emily McKney! The short film “Holding Back” which Emily wrote, directed, and supervised post-production, has been featured in The Bridgeport Film Fest and the Hollywood Florida Film Festival. The film won the award for “Most Impactful Student Film” at the Hollywood Florida Film Festival. The short is selected to play at the Central Florida Film Festival January 19th - 21st, 2024. Visit here for more information about the film Holding Back (Short 2022) - IMDb Congratulations on a job well done Emily! Finally, if you haven't already, you may download your copy on Audible now at Spike and the Holiday Parade by R. G. Taylor - Audiobook - Audible.com

"The book "Spike and the Holiday Parade" is more than just a children's book; it's a movement towards unity, understanding, and compassion not just for our furry friends in need, but for all mankind. Join us in making this holiday season a little brighter for people and rescue animals everywhere." --R.G. Taylor

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Watch the Official Book Trailer for "Spike and the Holiday Parade" as seen on our YouTube Channel!

Book Signings & #JoinSpikesParade Book Tour:

Join R.G. Taylor for Story Time Events in South Florida! Wear your craziest holiday sweater! Prizes and Giveaways! Find the hidden pugs in the store just like in the book! Fun for the whole family! Free!


  • Greenfield Lutheran School, Phoenix, IL SEP. 18


  • PUGFEST Atlanta, GA Sat. NOV. 18, 1-3


  • Pembroke Gardens, FL Barnes & Noble Sat. NOV. 11, 1-3
  • Ft. Lauderdale, FL Barnes & Noble Sun. NOV. 12, 11:30-12:30
  • Boca Raton, FL Barnes & Noble Sat. NOV. 25, 1-3
  • Pembroke Pines, FL Barnes & Noble Sun. DEC. 3, 1-3
  • Boca Raton, FL Barnes & Noble Sat. DEC. 9, 1-3
  • Delray Beach, FL DEC. 10, 11-2


  • Barbara's Bookstore, Yorktown Shopping Center, Lombard, IL DEC. 23 1-3
  • Barbara's Bookstore, Orland Park, IL Orland Square Mall, DEC. 23, 4-5

See the Events Tab for store locations and directions.

Barnes and Noble Video below - "I had a blast making this video and seeing my dream come true! It really is 'Good to be Alive!' Thank you Barnes & Noble." --R.G. Taylor

  • Join our Hashtag! Now you can show your love for rescue animals and shelters. Share videos or pictures on social media how your home, classroom or car is decorated for the holidays using #JoinSpikesParade. We will be checking these, and if we like them, we will post them on this website to share with others!!

Come see Spike’s Holiday Collection - gifts for all ages - inspired by the book “Spike and the Holiday Parade”!

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Come shop for the Holidays -Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa! A portion of all sales supports FL/GA PugRescue!