“Life coaching and business advice from a cockapoo?”: Local writer and journalist Jonathan Cross tells us about his debut book and taking an unusual path to becoming an author.

“Life coaching and business advice from a cockapoo?”: Local writer and journalist Jonathan Cross tells us about his debut book and taking an unusual path to becoming an author.

In the depths of the Covid pandemic, as normal life was replaced by normal lockdown, when the highlight of any day was the one allowable trip out of the house for exercise, I would open the front door and amble up the long road to the woods, for pure escape. In air...