By Andria Barrios

Writing a book is a great feat, but even more so when 70 percent of the proceeds are donated to a serviceable charity. This is exactly what local author Robin Watt has done with her latest eBook, Right Under my Nose and Other Short Stories.

Seventy percent of book sales are donated to Vest N.P.D.P, a non- profit organization dedicated to providing bullet and stab-proof vests to police dogs. “I wanted an organization that worked nationwide. Vest in Police Dog Protection provides vests to police departments across the country,” explains Watt, author of this book.

What began as merely a daydream on vacation with her husband  turned into a successful outreach to a worthwhile cause. “The basic story line contains main characters Tom West, a K9 Sergeant from Gainesville Police Department, and his police dog, Cowboy.”

Adventures throughout the book include everything from finding a homeless veteran to tracking an online-predator victim to stopping a drug dealer to exposing an animal abuser. Links to additional information on each subject are included at the end of each story. The stories are aimed at animal lovers and  teenagers, but can be enjoyed by all ages and interest levels.

“I would love to let more officers know that people care about them and their dogs,” Watt said. Watt’s husband is a retired police officer, however, he never worked with the K9 unit. “We have many friends who did and I am definitely a dog lover,” Watt said. By protecting a police dog, citizens also protect the officer who handle them, thereby helping the community as a whole. Watt is also a member of the Sun City Center Emergency Squad where she volunteers as an EMT and manages its Fall Prevention Education efforts.

Help these canines out by purchasing Right Under my Nose and Other Short Stories on Amazon, Kindle, or most online book stores for an average of $3.  The Vest N.P.D.P website is located at Contact Robin Watt at


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Kelly Wise Valdes
Kelly Wise Valdes has been writing for the Osprey Observer since 2008. She graduated in 1989 from Florida Southern College with a B.S. in Communications and enjoys writing and traveling. She currently resides in northern Hillsborough County with her husband, David. When not traveling and writing, Kelly and her husband enjoy spending time with their five grown children (as well as their grandchildren) that still keep them very busy.