Meet The Authors of Books For Dog Lovers

Meet The Authors of Books For Dog Lovers

Dana Mentink

Dana MentinkDana lives in California where the weather is golden and the cheese is divine. Her family includes two teen girls (affectionately nicknamed Yogi and Boo Boo). Papa Bear is retired from the fire department. He met Dana doing a dinner theater production of The Velveteen Rabbit. Ironically, their parts were husband and wife.

Besides writing, Dana busies herself teaching third grade. Mostly, she loves to be home with Papa Bear, Yogi, Boo Boo, a rascally rescued terrier, a chubby box turtle, and a feisty parakeet. Dana invites readers to subscribe to her email list by clicking here.

Rachele Baker, DVM

Rachele Baker, DVMRachele is a veterinarian in California with more than sixteen years of experience. She has a golden retriever named Savanna who is the love of her life and a very large Maine coon cat named Chessie. Both of her pets were rescues.

Rachele has a grown daughter who lives nearby. Rachele and her daughter like to try new restaurants, go to local festivals, hike the many beautiful trails in the area, sample cheeses on the California Cheese Trail, and explore the northern California wine region.

You will get an easy to make, delicious recipe that Rachele created for Turkey Pumpkin Apple Dog Treats plus exclusive content, updates, and giveaways when you join Rachele’s email list.

Dianne Harman

Dianne HarmanDianne lives in California with her husband Tom, a former California Senator, and their dog Kelly. Dianne draws her stories and characters from a diverse business and personal background. She owned a national antique and art appraisal business for many years, left that industry, and then opened two yoga centers where she taught and certified yoga instructors. She has traveled extensively throughout the world.

Dianne loves nothing more than cooking, playing backgammon with her husband, and throwing the ball for her dog Kelly. Being a dog lover and having attended numerous cooking schools, she couldn’t resist writing about food and dogs. You can get free e-copies of some of Dianne’s books when you sign up to her email list.

Susan Holmes

Susan HolmesSusan penned her first story at the age of four. Despite the brevity (three pages of crayoned text) and the title (Three Bears Visit New York City) her father gave it the same careful consideration he gave to C.F. Forester’s Horatio Hornblower series. When he finished the story he announced, “You are going to be a writer.”

To be a writer, of course, one must also be a reader. In the pre-digital world that meant a trip to the local library where a new world awaited. By the fifth grade she’d progressed to Shakespeare, an experience that came in handy when she was stationed in England at the start of her military career. For the next twenty years, she wrote stories about the lands and the people she met around the world. That proved great training when she moved into academic publishing and then into poetry and fiction. Now she lives in Arkansas where she works as a writer, editor, and college professor. You can subscribe to Susan’s website “Waterside Kennels Mysteries” by clicking here.

B.R. Snow

Bernie (B.R.) SnowBernie (B.R.) grew up in upstate New York on the Canadian border. He spent eight years living in Sydney, Australia, as well as the Outback and Northern Territory. After finishing grad school at Penn State University, he bid a fond farewell to winter and headed west. He spent fourteen years in Los Angeles before relocating to Austin, Texas, where he and his wife Laurie and their golden retriever Stella now happily reside. Like so many others, Bernie is fond of saying, “I wasn’t born in Austin, but I got here as soon as I could.” You can subscribe to Bernie’s website here.

Tammy Grace

Tammy GraceBorn and raised in Nevada, Tammy loved reading at a young age. With the help of her middle school teacher, she discovered the joy of writing. After spending a career in local and state government service, she retired and finally has the time to dedicate to writing.

When Tammy isn’t working on ideas for a novel, she’s spending time with family and friends or supporting her addiction to books and chocolate. She and her husband have one grown son and a spoiled golden retriever. She enjoys a variety of fiction, but is always drawn to characters she loves and wants to be transported to another place when reading.

Tammy invites you to join her exclusive reader group by subscribing on her website and she’ll send you a free interview with all the dogs in her Hometown Harbor Series as a thank you gift.

Tracy Weber

Tracy WeberTracy grew up on a dairy farm in Montana and spent her childhood surrounded by dogs, cats, cows, and a variety of other animals too numerous to mention. At age eighteen, she left the farm and moved to Seattle.

A certified yoga therapist, Tracy is the owner of Whole Life Yoga in Seattle. Tracy loves sharing her passion for yoga and animals in any way possible. Tracy and her husband Marc live with their precocious German shepherd Ana. When she’s not writing, Tracy spends her time teaching yoga, trying to corral Ana, and sipping Blackthorn cider at her favorite ale house.

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Kathi Daley

Kathi DaleyKathi lives in the beautiful alpine community of Lake Tahoe, California, with her husband Ken and dog Echo. When she’s not writing, she enjoys hanging out on the beach with her children and grandchildren. During the summer she enjoys hiking, kayaking, mountain biking, wakeboarding, and sunset cruises on the lake. During the winter she enjoys cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and curling up by a fire with a good book.

Kathi uses her mountain home as inspiration for her books, all which include appearances by the wildlife she shares her life with. You can subscribe to Kathi’s newsletter by clicking here.