Lee Barwood

Paranormal, Mystery, and Environmental Fiction


The Beat of Gaia's Heart

Attention Music Lovers: Auction for Death Row Dogs

January 24, 2011

Tags: shelter, dogs, breed, compassion, rescue, music, auction, fundraiser, rocker, Maria Daines, DDAWatch

If you love dogs and good music, here's your chance to help one while enjoying the other. Rocker Maria Daines, an amazing singer/composer with a band that won't quit, can be found at http://www.maria-daines.com and is holding another fundraising auction to help out overloaded shelters. The auction link is http://tinyurl.com/4k3ogve and I can't recommend her music highly enough. The cause speaks for itself.

If you haven't discovered her and her band yet, you owe it to yourself to check them out. The music is top-notch, as is the crusading spirit that drives it. Maria does some wonderful work for animal rescue; she's put out albums that will bring tears to your eyes even as they get your feet moving. Her incredible voice gets the message out about the need not to judge dogs based on their breed and the need to treat our nonhuman friends with kindness and compassion.

I'm a proud owner of several of Maria's albums; proceeds from Music United For Animals, Shelter Me, and Not Guilty! are donated directly to rescue organizations.

Make a difference in a dog's life today and turn on to the music of Maria Daines and her group!


  1. January 24, 2011 3:23 PM EST
    Thank you so much for your support for this cause which is very close to my heart. It is impossible to do anything to help without a collective, compassionate effort and I feel humbled and grateful to know that between us there is enough care and concern to save as many as we can. Bless you :)
    - Maria Daines

Selected Works

Love and death tread the boards at a haunted Victorian theater
Love can survive death -- but so can hate. The two collide in this haunted Ozarks tale of betrayal and heroism -- on both sides of the grave.
Australian wildlife images to stimulate creativity in children and adults alike
Vintage wildlife photos illustrate a children's story about koalas
Retellings of eight Australian Aboriginal tales, mostly focusing on the koala -- a powerful figure in Aboriginal lore
Gryphon Award-winning ecological fantasy novel, now available from Double Dragon Publishing (February 2006)
Volume I of The Ribbons of Power, this was Honor Book Award winner in Andre Norton's Gryphon Award competition
Volume II of The Ribbons of Power
A professor is murdered. Can the plot be unraveled?

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