You may judge this book by its cover

  • Dogland
  • April 16, 2015
  • by Jacki Skole
  • 7 Comments

I can only hope the reviews of Dogland will be as glowing as the accolades over its cover. I have two people to thank for that: Matt Smith, the graphic artist who designed the cover and Shannon Johnstone, the photographer who captured an image at once haunting and uplifting—a perfect metaphor for the story itself. I…

she’s a dork: canine stories of love and rescue

  • Standard
  • April 10, 2015
  • by Jacki Skole
  • 4 Comments

Welcome to the new blog space for she’s a dork! I’ve moved the blog here so all things she’s a dork and Dogland can live in one place. Please sign up to continue receiving posts–you can do so on the right-hand side of this page. Thank you for making the move with me. Coming soon:…

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