Your Robot Dog Will Die is my newest book. It's a YA novel that was published in April 2018, by Soho Teen.
Robot Dog is about dogs, and robot dogs, and love - and about doing what's right even when it is very hard. The book is set at a dog sanctuary off the coast of Florida, which is home to the last dogs on earth.
My aim with Robot Dog is to tell a great and compelling story, that'll also make readers want to go adopt a dog. (Or two or three.)
You can find out more about Robot Dog, and my hopes and dreams for the book, in this Q&A published in BarkPost.
For business-type inquiries: My agent is Emily Sylvan Kim, president of Prospect Agency.
People are saying some very nice things about Your Robot Dog Will DIe. Here's a little sampling:
"Our most anticipated indie YA."
—Barnes & Noble Teen Blog
"The novel explores the gap between human intention and impact . . . A provocative reflection on humanity's increasingly damaging effects on the natural world."
"There is no putting down this fun, quirky read."
—The New Barker
"It's weird and it's wonderful."
—Book Riot, "Hey YA" Podcast
"I loved the book! It's so well done—I was hooked from the get-go. Plus, if you're conversant with the world of animal welfare, it's hard not to see Your Robot Dog Will Die as a gripping allegory."
—Duncan Strauss, host of "Talking Animals"
“Tacitly challenges our notions of kindness and our world view of bioethics . . . The way she weaves this delightfully heartbreaking, comically sobering dystopian story sets her work apart from most dystopian YA.”
—Creative Loafing Tampa
"A meaningful read for teens and adults of all ages."
"A wild little tale that dances on the edge of your heartstrings . . . This book had me overcome with feelings of hope, anguish, fear, and inspiration. Arin's distinct ability to capture the world that we are careening toward if we are not careful left me feverishly turning pages in hopes that there is a way to save us all from such a bleak future, a world without our best furry friends. I could not put this book down!"
—Deidre Franklin, founder of Pinups for Pit Bulls and author of The Pit Bull Life: A Dog Lover's Companion
"Satisfying and wistful, with an ending that will thrill every animal rescuer out there. Impossible to put down."
—Debby McMullen, author of How Many Dogs: Using Positive Reinforcement to Manage a Multiple Dog Household
"Your Robot Dog Will Die is a fascinating and well-written novel that will make both lovers of dystopian fiction and animals want to wag their tail."
—Annie England Noblin, author of Sit! Stay! Speak! and Pupcakes
"Arin Greenwood tackles animal welfare challenges like no one has before. Do we save animals? Do we challenge the way things are and have always been? According to Greenwood, the answer is yes. And I could not agree more."
—Shannon Glenn, Executive Director of My Pit Bull is Family
"Your Robot Dog Will Die is best read with a warm puppy in your lap. Don't have one? This book will make you want to head to your nearest shelter and pick up a furry companion. Everyone who loves a rescue animal should read this smart YA novel."
—Erin Ruberry, editor of the "In Better News" newsletter
“A fun and engaging romp through a slightly upended future . . . deals with some of our most pressing animal-ethics issues with lovable dogs (real and not real).”
—Susan Houser, Out the Front Door blog
"Funny, fresh, and self-assured, Your Robot Dog Will Die is a charming, gripping speculative look at the darker side of animal activism. Read this book! Your human brain will thank you."
—Micol Ostow, bestselling author of Mean Girls
"This story was definitely different than any others that I’ve read previously."
—Chapter 2 Books (Hudson, WI)