Meet The Authors of Books For Dog Lovers
Rachele Baker, DVM
Rachele 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 sassy 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.
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Dianne 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.
Tammy L. Grace
Born 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.
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Tracy 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 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.
Dana 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.
Cassidy has always been an avid reader. She is especially fond of mysteries (both cozy and traditional). Cassidy has never met a dog she didn’t like – a fact that influenced her decision to have the protagonist in “Think Murder,” her first mystery, volunteer at a dog rescue center. When she’s not reading, Cassidy enjoys singing in an a cappella ensemble. Most of all, Cassidy enjoys spending time with family and friends and travels with her husband and son. Her travels have taken her to destinations throughout the United States, Europe, and Scandinavia. You can subscribe to Cassidy’s newsletter by clicking here.
Terri discovered the wonderful world of fiction at an early age and declared she would one day write a book. Although she always wanted to be a writer, it took her many years to finally pursue a career in writing. Now she is fulfilling her dream writing full-time. She had several other careers along the way. She was a model for ten years working in New York City, Chicago, and San Francisco. She also worked as a teller, a sales clerk, and a receptionist. Being a writer is by far the best job she has ever had.
Terri lives in Oregon with her college sweetheart husband, two wonderful children, and an array of critters. When she is not writing, Terri enjoys spending time with her family and friends, gardening, and playing tennis. You can sign up for news and special offers from Terri on her website.
Melissa (M. K.) Clinton lives in northwest Louisiana with her husband of over thirty years, their four-legged child, Bentley the Bassett Hound, and their “granddog,” Pierre the Westie. Bentley and Pierre are best friends and have no plans of ever moving out on their own. Melissa and her husband have two grown children. They are now enjoying the freedom of not punching a clock every day. After working at a local high school for many years, Melissa decided to stay home and concentrate on writing. In addition to writing her books, she also loves blogging, reading, family time, and her dogs. The characters in her books are based on her dogs’ personalities. Melissa says, “The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love as unconditionally as a dog.” You can subscribe to Melissa’s blog “Barking From The Bayou” by clicking here.