CURRENT PROJECTS AND BOOKS

  • The Dog At The Gate: How A Throwaway Dog Becomes SpecialMiddle-Grade Fiction
  • Fostering Cats & Kittens Handbook–Saving Lives By Sharing Your Home–Nonfiction
  • Urban Dog Walking Etiquette and Safety–Nonfiction
  • Various free-lance articles and blogs

writing_image_600PUBLISHED WORKS

  • Beyond Flight or Fight – A Compassionate Guide for Working with Fearful Dogs–Nonfiction
  • What I Learned About Life and Love From My Australian Shepherd—Australian Shepherd Annual
  • Laryngeal Paralysis In Dogs—Australian Shepherd Annual
  • Proactive Veterinary Care For Your Dog—Australian Shepherd Annual
  • Poetry For Shadow and Taos—In Memorandum”—Australian Shepherd Annual
  • Dogs and Children—Australian Shepherd Annual
  • Behavior Problem or Just a ‘Dog Thing?’—Australian Shepherd Annual
  • To Be or Not To Be. . .A Foster Parent—Australian Shepherd Annual
  • Multiple articles and editorials in College Newspaper: served as co-founder; Editor-In-Chief, Editorial Director; Feature Editor; Advertising Editor and illustrator; staff manager, liaison between students and faculty; layout, proof reader; story assignments; budget developer; sales; investigative reporter
  • Multiple articles in newspapers and newsletters: served as staff writer; feature editor; advertising editor and illustrator; layout; proof reader
  • Textbooks for classes I have taught
  • Miscellaneous:
    Have written and published poetry
    Have written for various city, neighborhood and community newsletters
  • Animal behavior, dog training, humane education for all ages
  • Memoirs
  • Essays
  • Interviews
  • Blogs and guest blogs

ACCOMPLISHMENTS & AWARDS

  • Won Honorable Mention in The 73rd Annual Writers’ Digest Magazine’s
    Writing Competition in the Children’s Fiction category (Dog at the Gate)–Fiction Middle-Grade
  • Won Honorable Mention in The 72nd Annual Writers’ Digest Magazine’s Writing Competition in the Personal Essay category (Blue, Blue, My Love is Blue)–Memoir
  • Wrote, filmed, edited, and presented a Documentary Film, How Much Is That Doggy In The Window? and lecture to Delta Society’s Annual International Convention–Nonfiction
    Topic: Five ways to obtain a service dog for people with various disabilities
  • Developed and coordinated National Sales Promotion Co-op between Delta Society and
    Mervyn’s Department Stores of California
    Duties: conceived, wrote, and coordinated six months of promotional activities for Christmas to promote partnership between Delta Society (an international non-profit organization) and Mervyn’s Department Stores, Inc.; planned and coordinated volunteers, activities, media coverage and press releases; acted as liaison between Mervyn’s management and Delta’s directors

ORGANIZATIONS & CONFERENCES ATTENDED

  • Dog Writers Association of America
  • Positive Dog Trainers of Colorado
  • Colorado Dog Trainers’ Network
  • Member of Lighthouse Writers’ Workshop (Denver, Colorado); Annual Lit Fest Conferences
  • Pikes Peak Writers; Annual Conferences
  • Represented Arapahoe Community College (Littleton, Colorado) at the United States Student Press Association Convention, Los Angeles, California
  • Represented Student Body on College President’s Committee to Revise Institutional Objectives
  • Member of Quill & Scroll (National Honorary Journalism Association)
  • Association of Professional Dog Trainers
  • Professional Pet Sitters & Dog Walkers
  • Nonfiction Authors Network
  • Pet Bloggers Group
  • Volunteers & Ambassadors of Best Friends Animal Society
  • Association of Professional Humane Educators
  • Association of Pet Dog Trainers