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 search for a publisher to the waiting on reviews—has been more angst-producing and exciting than I could have imagined.
To celebrate DOGLAND’s introduction into the world, I am giving away three copies via Goodreads’ First Reads program. You can enter here to be one of the first to own DOGLAND.
Please read it. Lend it. Recommend it. The proceeds will be donated to the people and programs profiled in DOGLAND—people and programs working to save the lives of America’s stray, shelter, and unwanted dogs. You’ll be surprised—and saddened—by just how many dogs desperately need homes, and heartened by the humble visionaries working to save them.
Jacki Skole is an award-winning journalist, author and adjunct professor of communication. A graduate of the University of Michigan and Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, she spent a decade as a writer and producer at CNN before turning to teaching. Jacki launched WRITE Now to assist students in writing the college application essays that will chart their future. Read More...