Are you a good guesser?

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  • July 25, 2015
  • by Jacki Skole
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I’ve never been good at estimating how many cookies or marbles or candy corn… are in a jar, but if you have that talent, stop by the Hillsborough Municipal Complex July 29th from 7-9 p.m. Be the first to tell me how many cookies are in the jar below, and you’ll win a free copy of…

Be one of the first to own DOGLAND!

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  • July 21, 2015
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DOGLAND hits the online marketplace August 1, but you can get your paws on one at the DOGLAND pre-release signing and fundraiser. Where: Hillsborough, NJ Municipal Complex When:  July 29 between 7:00 and 9:00 p.m. Bring family. Bring friends. Bring dog owners and dog lovers. I’ll have plenty of books, toys, and treats available for purchase. 100%…

Firsts

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  • July 13, 2015
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Firsts can be at once terrifying and exhilarating. The first day of school. A first kiss. The birth of a first child. Perhaps it’s appropriate then, that August 1st heralds yet another first in my life: the release of DOGLAND, my first book. Every step of the process—from the reporting to the writing, from the…

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

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  • July 13, 2015
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This is the third in a series of stories written by young people. Writing encourages children to explore their relationships with pets and works to strengthen the human-animal bond. After all, today’s youth are tomorrow’s pet owners. Stories have not been edited for spelling or grammar. Each story belongs wholly to its author. The Dog That Touched My Life Author: Kaylin,…

Fireworks + Fido = Fear

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  • July 2, 2015
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July 4th holds an extra-special significance for my family. It’s the day my daughter Lindsey was born—in Philadelphia, in the very hospital founded by Benjamin Franklin back in 1751. When Lindsey was young, we would tell her the fireworks lighting up the sky on her birthday were for her. Early on, I think she may…

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