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Alan Dean Foster Unleashes a New Breed of Romantic Comedy with "Stuart".

Renowned science fiction author Alan Dean Foster, known for his work in the Star Wars universe, has taken a delightful turn into the realm of romantic comedy with his latest novel, "Stuart." Collaborating with screenwriters Sammy Oriti and Nina Navarro, Foster explores the quirks of love, loyalty, and the canine-human connection in a story that promises as much heart as it does humor.

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Set against the glamorous backdrop of Newport Beach, "Stuart" revolves around Jen Jensen, a successful real estate mogul and devout dog lover whose romantic life is far less triumphant. After a particularly disappointing evening with her affluent yet aloof boyfriend Arthur, Jen makes a whimsical, wine-induced wish for a man as loyal as her beloved dog, Stuart. Miraculously, her wish is granted when Stuart turns into a charming, if somewhat confused, man.

As the newly human Stuart and Jen navigate this unexpected reality, they find themselves at the center of a media storm, turning heads and sparking laughter with Stuart’s canine wisdom and antics. The novel is a rollercoaster of emotions and adventures, featuring talking dogs, a particularly eccentric squirrel, and the magical mishaps that draw Jen and Stuart closer than ever.

"Stuart" is available for purchase in both eBook and paperback formats on major platforms like Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Foster ensures that the novel is not just a reading experience but a joyride of romance, laughter, and a touch of the extraordinary.

In celebration of the novel's release, a book signing event is scheduled for June 12th, 2024, at Barnes and Noble at The Grove in West Hollywood. The event starts at 7:00 PM and will not only feature Alan Dean Foster but also his collaborators, Sammy Oriti and Nina Navarro. Additionally, Sweetie Peters, the Boston Terrier who plays a beloved character in the story, will be in attendance, making it a perfect gathering for both dog lovers and literary fans.

Foster’s venture into romantic comedy also serves as a tribute to Sammy Oriti's real-life Boston Terrier, Stuart, who passed away in 2019 and inspired the novel’s canine character. Through this heartwarming tale, Foster and his team celebrate the enduring bond between dogs and their owners, offering a reminder of the joy and loyalty that pets bring into our lives.

With his transition from sci-fi to romantic comedy, Alan Dean Foster proves his versatility as a storyteller capable of capturing the essence of human (and canine) relationships. "Stuart" is more than just a novel; it’s a testament to the adventures that await when one small wish can unleash the greatest of changes.

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