Carmel author releases second dog-inspired book in series

‘Chance, the Wonderful, Incredible Three-Legged Dog and Making Friends’ is now available. (Submitted photo)

‘Chance, the Wonderful, Incredible Three-Legged Dog and Making Friends’ is now available. (Submitted photo)

By Renee Larr

Carolyn Moore of Carmel has released the second book in her “Chance, the Wonderful, Incredible Three-Legged Dog” series.

“The first book focused on how we got Chance, and just accepting things that aren’t perfect, loving things that aren’t perfect,” said Moore, whose inspiration for the books came from her dog, Chance.



The second book, “Chance, the Wonderful, Incredible Three-Legged Dog and Making Friends,” focuses on Chance befriending an unusual character. Moore got the idea for the book as she watched Chance interact with a foster cat.

“I thought it was interesting, because people, especially little kids, sometimes pick friends because they’re just like them. They do the same things, they like the same things, they wear the same clothes,” Moore said. “I thought it would be interesting to write a book to kind of let little kids know that sometimes your best friend can be found in something you wouldn’t expect.”

Moore works as a consultant for Eli Lilly but has always enjoyed writing.

“This is definitely my second career. I’m a registered nurse by trade. This is something I’ve always wanted to do,” Moore said. “I wrote a children’s book when I was in high school for a project. If you won the project you got to go read to kids at elementary schools, and I won. That book wasn’t ever published, but I’ve always liked to write. I’m really passionate about children’s books and what they’re reading.”

Moore will sign copies of her books at noon Nov. 12 at Barnes & Noble, 8675 River Road Crossing Blvd. She will also appear at the Carmel Clay Public Library Local Author Fair Dec. 3. Her books are available through and

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