Harper finds Harmony with book deal

<p>HarperTrue has bought the rights to a story of one woman and her dog, which is &quot;more than just another canine memoir&quot;.<br /><br />Anna Valentine, senior commissioning editor at Harper Non-Fiction acquired the rights for the HarperTrue imprint. <br /><br /><em>Finding Harmony: The dog that taught a young woman how to live again </em>is due to be published in February 2011. The title is the true story of Sally Hyder and her dog, Harmony. </p><p>Hyder was was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis at the age of 28 and when her youngest child Melissa was diagnosed with severe autism, she began to spiral into depression. The memoir will tell of how her dog came to help her.<br /><br />Valentine said: &quot;When I heard Sally and Harmony&#39;s story I knew we were on to something special. This is more than just another canine memoir; Sally&#39;s determination to battle against this devestating disease is a lesson to us all, and her story shows how companionship and love can be found in the most extraordinary of places.&quot;</p>