Landfill Dogs Celebrates Life

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  • January 19, 2016
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If you like the photograph that graces Dogland’s cover, you’ll want to page through Landfill Dogs, Shannon Johnstone’s photographic tribute to shelter dogs.  I’ve written about Johnstone in past posts–the first time, in 2013, after I stumbled across her Landfill Dogs series while surfing the Internet; the second time, after Dogland was published. Now Johnstone is out with a book of her…

DOGLAND in the news

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  • January 8, 2016
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I want to thank everyone who’s spread the word about DOGLAND–word of mouth is what sells books these days, especially when your last name isn’t Rowling or Grisham, and you’re not a comedian or politician pitching a memoir. So please, keep up the good work! That said, I’m thrilled to announce that DOGLAND is getting some powerful help in the publicity department. Of course,…

Love, Loss, and all things DOG

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  • January 5, 2016
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Please join me at the Hillsborough Public Library on January 12 at 7 p.m. to talk about all things DOG. We’ll talk love–after all, dogs are members of the family. We’ll talk loss–why a dog’s passing can leave us with a grief as deep as that which comes from losing a human family member. And we’ll talk…

Dog Tales: Stories about dogs written by the children who love them

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  • January 5, 2016
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A huge thank you goes out to the Stephen Gaynor School in New York City, for giving its students the opportunity to share their thoughts about companion animals. In today’s post, several students explain what it would mean for them to have a dog or cat they could call their own. Stories have not been edited for…

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In 2012, I decided I was going to write a book. The idea was a mix of hubris, crazy, and a whole lot of naiveté. I had never before written for any kind of print publication–my  background was in TV news. Nor did I know anything about the world of publishing, beyond the not-very-helpful concept…

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