DOGLAND turns 2! Win a signed copy.

  • Dogland
  • July 27, 2017
  • by Jacki Skole
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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…

New Releases

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  • June 8, 2017
  • by Jacki Skole
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If you felt like your life was breaking apart, where would you go to try to put it back together? If you’re thirty-year-old Cooper Gosling, you’d go to the South Pole. For a year. Seriously. Gosling is the central character in Ashley Shelby’s debut novel, South Pole Station, a wry, compelling story of relationships, art,…

Snowflakes in a Blizzard

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  • May 3, 2017
  • by Jacki Skole
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Technology, as everyone knows, is forcing all sorts of industries to adapt to new realities. The book publishing industry is no exception. From the advent of online book-sellers to e-readers to print-on-demand, it’s never been easier—or cheaper—to buy books. And there are a lot of books to buy. With the rise of self-publishing, anyone with…

New signing, new book review, and new stats

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  • February 23, 2017
  • by Jacki Skole
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Save the Date! I will be participating in the Princeton Public Library‘s Local Author Day on Saturday, March 25 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. I’ll be joined by some forty authors from the New Jersey/Pennsylvania area. So please, stop by, meet authors, buy fabulous books. * For dog lovers who love fiction, check out my review of…

A tug-at-your-heart kind of essay

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  • October 27, 2016
  • by Jacki Skole
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Growing old isn’t easy. Not that I consider myself old. I’ll soon be pushing fifty, but these days I think fifty may be the new thirty. Still, there’s some fleeting knee pain here, random wrist pain there. Mentally, there are the black holes that swallow words I’m searching for, leaving me to wonder whether I’m…

Book Review: Being a Dog

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  • October 21, 2016
  • by Jacki Skole
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Dogs can sniff out some pretty incredible things—explosives, drugs, cancer, criminals—the list continues to grow, bounded only, says cognitive scientist Alexandra Horowitz, by human imagination. In her newest exploration of doghood, Being a Dog: Following the Dog into the World of Smell, Horowitz explores why the dogs’ olfactory system so surpasses our own and how…

Happy Birthday Galen!

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  • October 4, 2016
  • by Jacki Skole
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On September 25, the New York Times’ Sunday Styles section paid tribute to “Fashion’s Favorite Pets”: Marc Jacobs’ bull terrier Neville, Karl Lagerfeld’s Birman cat Choupette, and Thom Browne’s miniature dachshund Hector, all of whom, the article says, inspire their designer-owners. The news hook for the story was the kick off of the fashion book…

Canine Comprehension

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  • September 1, 2016
  • by Jacki Skole
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I’ve long believed that Galen understands me when I speak to her. If she didn’t, would she drag herself out of her crate and run upstairs to my daughters’ rooms to wake them each morning upon hearing me call out, “Galen, it’s time to wake the girls?” Would she, when standing in the garage, meet…

Potpourri

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  • June 25, 2016
  • by Jacki Skole
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Where did the time go? How often do you ask yourself this question? I seem to ask it all the time. For instance, it’s been about a month, and I’ve not posted a darn thing. Where did the time go?  So, please indulge me–there is no theme stitching together the snippets below, but perhaps you will find one (or…

DOGLAND and other dog book news

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  • May 10, 2016
  • by Jacki Skole
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Just a quick post to update you on all things DOGLAND: Saturday, May 14, I will be promoting DOGLAND at Pet Valu in Hillsborough, NJ. All proceeds from book sales will be donated to SAVE, which will also be onsite with some of its adoptable dogs. Sunday, May 22, I will be at Pet Rescue…

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DOGLAND turns 2! Win a signed copy.

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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New Releases

If you felt like your life was breaking apart, where would you go to try to put it back together? If you’re thirty-year-old Cooper Gosling, you’d go to the South Pole. For a year. Seriously. Gosling is the central character in Ashley Shelby’s debut novel, South Pole Station, a wry, compelling story of relationships, art,…

 Read More

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