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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Brilliant(!) New Book on Puppy Socialization Written by Caryl Wolff  
The buzzword today in dog training is Puppy Socialization – acquainting puppies to the “real world” before they are 16 weeks old through positive associations.  Puppy owners have previously been told to wait until puppy shots were completed before taking them outside – which is equivalent to keeping a child housebound until he is 12 years old!  Veterinary behaviorists now emphasize that the more positive exposure a puppy has before vaccines are completed, the more balanced and behaviorally fit the puppy will ultimately be as an adult dog – that first 16 weeks is critical.
With contributions from top dog experts, this book is endorsed by trainers, owners, and veterinarians, this book gives tips to breeders, owners, and rescue groups on how to socialize puppies safely and effectively.
“Puppy Socialization – An Insider’s Guide to Dog Behavioral Fitness”
 Dispels many untruths and myths about socialization  Bases its recommendations on scientific evidence  Offers hundreds of tips and suggestions for breeders, owners/guardians, rescue groups, and trainers on how to properly socialize puppies
“I wrote this book,” says Wolff, “so more dogs will be behaviorally fit and have good doggie manners as adults so that fewer dogs will be relinquished to shelters for behavior issues, many of which would never even appear if they had been properly socialized as puppies.”
About the Author 
Author and dog trainer/behavior consultant Caryl Wolff is the first dog trainer to be certified by five dog trainer organizations.  She has written seven books about dog training and behavior.  She lives in Los Angeles with her two adopted dogs and a 42-year-old blue-and-gold macaw, which she has had since he was a fledgling – she confirms that he is her longest relationship….  
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New Book By Dogtology Prophet Asks If You Are Among the Faithful?

                       

DOGTOLOGY

Live. Bark. Believe.

By Jeff Lazarus

What if GOD made DOG in his own reflection to give MAN the constant happiness, content feeling, and unconditional love that he really needs on earth? With tongue planted firmly in cheek, this is how the “Greatest Story Ever Told” begins when God convinces Dog to help him with “Project Man” for a little task he was working on a couple of weeks AFTER he created earth. DOGTOLOGY: Live. Bark. Believe by Jeff Lazarus (Publication: May 2015; Greenleaf Book Group Press; Pets/Dogs/Humor; Hardcover: $19.95) tells the story of man’s longstanding, fanatical devotion to dog. Dogtology is a belief that recognizes Dog as a genuinely “elevated” being. Just like the author, Dogtologists aren’t just fond of dogs – they laud them and plan their days/nights around the needs and wants of Dog.

A whimsical, satirical celebration of the relationship between dogs and humans patterned after a religious text, Dogtology will resonate with dog lovers from all walks of life and every creed. Each chapter in Dogtology reveals additional proof that humans have a deep need to believe in something more ideal than themselves. With twelve illuminating chapters with titles such as:  The Book of Bones, The Book of Barks and The Book of Realizations, the devotees of Dogtology will see themselves illustrated in the same system of rituals, practices and behaviors personified by Dogtologists the world over. Oh My Dog!

Author Jeff Lazarus notes that “Dogtology,” as understood by practicing Dogtologists, can be defined as:

The unconditional, loving belief in Dog as a superior being and, in many ways, Man’s savior

Do you count yourself among the hundreds of thousands of DOG followers? Are you drinking from the dog water bowl? Author Jeff Lazarus asks the reader to be honest with themselves. Are YOU experiencing these symptoms of Dogtology:

  • You relentlessly email, Facebook post, Pinterest pin dog photos, dog-toons, dog videos and dog PowerPoint slideshows to everyone on your contact lists on every social media platform regardless of the thundering silence and lack of “likes” you receive in response.
  • Your dog groomer knows that the concept of “drop the dog off” does not apply to you, and you are allowed to wait in the staff lounge where you are given status reports every 15 minutes
  • You give holiday gifts to and from your dog – and spend more time getting these exactly right than you do your gifts for humans.
  • You happily purchase high-priced “gourmet” treats, such as “pupcakes” and “tail mix bars” for your hound while you live on Ramen Noodles to save on costs.
  • You understand the sole purpose for which cell-phone cameras were invented: to capture cunning and hilarious shots of dogs behind the steering wheels of cars … wearing sunglasses … and wearing Scottish beanies!

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. The veritable shrines humans build to their dogs—in their homes, around their communities, and in the media ---are proof positive that Dogtology is indeed a bone-a-fide belief system that stands proudly alongside all the other great –isms and –ologies of the world. Chew on that!

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About the Author:

Inspired by his BFF, Roamy, Jeff Lazarus bonded with this stray pup who had the cutest face ever – and a personality to match. Olympic athlete, President of the Canine Mensa Society, the James Dean of dogs, and a performer, much like himself. Jeff notes, “he became my confidant, my sidekick. I found I could be truer with him than with anyone else; so I wanted to hang with him day and night. He became my refuge, my sanity, my partner in crime.”

Jeff has an MBA from Pepperdine and a B.A. in speech communication from Cal State. With over twenty years’ experience in sales, marketing, and scientific consulting at Merck & Co. Inc., Lazarus has been inducted into the Merck Hall of Fame and is a five-time winner of the Vice President’s Award. He has taught public speaking and marketing at the university level, performed in various theater groups, played in a rock band, and coached championship youth baseball and soccer teams. Dogtology: Live. Bark. Believe. is the first in a series of humorous pet books, with his next title, Listen Like a Dog: And Make Your Mark on the World publishing next year. For more information about his books and other Dogtology-themed products by Jeff Lazarus, please visit his website: www.Dogtology.com

DogTology: Live. Bark. Believe.

978-1-62634-138-8 Hardcover

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$19.95; 192 pages; Humor/Pets/Dogs; illustrated

Published by Greenleaf Book Group Press: May 2015

Talking with Dogs and Cats:

Joining the Conversation to Improve

Behavior and Bond with Your Animals

by Tim Link

Foreword by Victoria Stilwell

New Book Teaches How to Talk and Listen to Your Pet in

Order to Connect and Solve Behavioral Issues

“Communicating with our animals is one of the most important aspects of our human-animal connection, and it can also be the most fun, as demonstrated in this lively, practical book by Tim Link, Talking with Dogs and Cats. You’ll discover ways to solve common pet problems and make interacting with animals more meaningful. The perfect book to enhance our lives with these amazing creatures who share our world.”

—Marty Becker, DVM, America’s Veterinarian and the chief veterinary correspondent for Dogster

“Tim Link is the best friend any dog or cat ever had — providing an insightful, heart-warming guide to teaching us what our pets are truly thinking and feeling. The more you read it, the stronger the connection between you and man’s best friend.”

— Glenn Plaskin, bestselling author of Katie Up and Down the Hall

Animal lovers often wonder what their pet’s meow, bark, tweet, or stare means. Why the incessant meowing after Kitty has been fed, petted, and played with? Why is Fido barking up a storm or digging as if his life depended on it? Pet owners want to know, and Tim Link, an expert animal communicator, teaches readers how to find out. The author was surprised to find himself communicating with the pets of family and friends. Because Link was caught off guard by his own gift, he is adept at helping readers first hone their communication skills, using the spoken and the visual and also learning to “listen”. From there, the book focuses on particular behaviors. Unlike most training methods, Link’s approach respects the personality and feelings of animals. His methods, simple and accessible to all, facilitate the understanding that all animal lovers crave and create a back-and-forth communication that will enhance the lives of both animals and humans.

TIM LINK, nationally syndicated radio host, animal communicator, and Reiki practitioner, created his Wagging Tales consulting practice upon discovering his “talk to the animals” abilities. He often works with animal-rescue organizations and lives in Cumming, Georgia. His website is www.TalkingWithDogsandCats.com

Talking with Dogs and Cats:

Joining the Conversation to Improve Behavior and Bond with Your Animals

By Tim Link * Foreword by Victoria Stilwell

Animals * Pub Date: June 2, 2015

$14.95 * Trade Paperback/ebook * 240 pages * ISBN: 978-1-60868-322-2

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“This book should be mandatory reading for all men everywhere.”
—Michelle Lee, editor in chief of Nylon

Menswear Dog Presents

THE NEW CLASSICS

Fresh Looks for the Modern Man

by David Fung & Yena Kim

Men’s fashion is all about choosing essential garments and finding the right fit. But even when navigating these basic rules of dressing, many guys could use a friendly guide to help them out. Enter man’s best-dressed friend. In THE NEW CLASSICS (Artisan Books; April 21, 2015; Hardcover / $16.95), Bodhi, the sharp-dressing Shiba Inu behind the Internet sensation Menswear Dog (@mensweardog), helps men distinguish timeless styles from passing trends and build a personal wardrobe for all occasions.

THE NEW CLASSICS shares the practical style secrets behind the savvy canine’s best looks, teaching men how to dress, how to shop, and how to guarantee a perfect fit for their clothing. Seasonal outfits are built around foundational garments like blazers, jackets, and tailored shirts. In spring, try a floral shirt (p. 25) with a gray suit jacket, tassel loafers, and wayfarer sunglasses. Summer’s warm weather calls for a linen suit with a knit tie, a floral pocket square, and walnut oxfords (p. 57). For fall, layer a cardigan over a flannel shirt, selvedge jeans, and chunky work boots (p. 81). And in winter, it’s time for a fisherman’s sweater (p. 121) with a navy peacoat. Helpful cheat sheets in each section show the essential garments you’ll wear all season long.

The book features a smart mix of designer labels, heritage brands, and budget-conscious choices that will help men to build their wardrobe without breaking the bank. Helpful commentary throughout THE NEW CLASSICS explains the details that make for an enduring wardrobe staple. Learn what makes a Levi’s Original the definitive denim jacket (p. 15), and why a notch lapel is the best bet for your go-to gray suit (p. 79). You’ll also find the wardrobe game plan for all of life’s most important sartorial moments. Learn how to dress correctly for the office (p. 98), ace your outfit at a summer wedding (p. 62), stay cool at the gym (p. 20), and turn it out for your next black-tie event (p. 126). To help readers put this advice into practice, the book is rounded out with an essential guide to sizing, packing, shopping, and clothing care.

THE NEW CLASSICSlays out the 10 commandments for fashion, Bodhi’sMenswear Dogma.”

  1. 1.Invest now; save later.

A sturdy peacoat (p. 113) or bomber jacket (p. 133) will last a lifetime.

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  1. 2.Classics are timeless for a reason.

Check out the enduring panache of a Breton striped shirt (p. 49), a seersucker suit (p. 61), or a leather motorcycle jacket (p. 83).

  1. 3.Find yourself a good tailor.

That perfect gray suit (p. 79) will never be quite right off the rack, but a great tailor will make this closet staple fit like it was made for you.

  1. 4.Fit trumps price every time.

So learn the basic points of making sure your dress shirts, suits, T-shirts, and jeans fit where it matters (p. 138). If clothes make the man, fit makes the man look good.

  1. 5.Take care of your clothes.

What do all of those symbols on your shirt tag even mean (p. 147)? How do you deal with that coffee spill on your pants (p. 149)?

  1. 6.Clothes should be fitted, never tight.

Even at the gym (p. 20), it’s never okay to rock a skintight look.

  1. 7.It’s okay to copy your fashion idols.

The book lays out style cheat sheets for cribbing famous looks from Steve McQueen or Harrison Ford (The Globe-Trotter, p. 30), Paul Newman (The Mariner, p. 54), John F. Kennedy (The Ivy Leaguer, p. 86), and Ernest Hemingway (The Outdoorsman, p. 118).

  1. 8.Learn how to properly tie a tie.

It’s called a “four-in-hand,” and it’s the only knot you’ll ever need (p. 139). And while you’re at it, explore the power of a slim knit tie (p. 101).

  1. 9.When in doubt, keep it simple.

The white dress shirt (p. 33) is the Swiss army knife of the gentleman’s wardrobe.

  1. 10.If it doesn’t make you feel good, don’t wear it.

From floral prints (p. 25) to bright colors (p. 89), fashion should be fun.

With THE NEW CLASSICS, guys now have their own personal style guru to help them dress their best and stand out from the pack.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Husband-and-wife duo David Fung and Yena Kim, graphic designer and fashion designer/photographer respectively, are the creative force behind Menswear Dog, a one-of-a-kind blog featuring photos of their dog Bodhi, a Shiba Inu, styled in serious menswear. Bodhi has appeared on Anderson Cooper Live, E! News, and The Rachael Ray Show, and in national publications including Bloomberg Businessweek, Details, Esquire, GQ, and Time. He has appeared in campaigns for Bloomingdale’s, Coach, Kenneth Cole, Purina, Revlon, and Victorinox Swiss Army, among others.

MENSWEAR DOG PRESENTS THE NEW CLASSICS

By David Fung & Yena Kim

Published by Artisan Books on April 21, 2015

Hardcover; $16.95; 160 pages; 400 photographs and illustrations

ISBN: 978-1-57965-616-4

Find more of Menswear Dog at Instagram: @mensweardog,

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A black bear in Colorado Springs steals restaurant Dumpsters specifically to feast on the leftovers. In Cape Town, a baboon breaks into homes, raiding kitchens for human food. A coyote makes itself comfortable in the drink cooler of a downtown Chicago Quizno’s sandwich shop. Shouldn’t these animals be roaming free—in the wild, far away from urban centers? So-called “wild” animals are gravitating toward populated areas—spaces we tend to think of as a realm apart from nature. In reality, cities— possibly the most exciting, most surprising, and least understood ecosystems on the planet—are intertwined with natural environments. And just as shifting from country to city living changed humans, cities may be changing the animals that end up living within their loose confines.

In Feral Cities: Adventures with Animals in the Urban Jungle (Chicago Review Press, April 2015) author Tristan Donovan digs below the urban gloss to uncover the stories of wildlife—from tiny bugs to migratory birds to foreboding cougars—that share our sidewalks, streets, and homes. Donovan’s travels and research with experts in Brooklyn, Chicago, Phoenix, Miami, Mumbai, and elsewhere offer a journalistic look at urban wildlife, introducing curious city dwellers and animal lovers to the wall-eating snails that are invading Miami, the wild boars that roam Berlin and the parrots of Brooklyn. From carpet-hungry bugs in Raleigh to the cockroaches of New York City, the tales in Feral Cities explore streets and homes that are far more alive than we often realize, show how animals are adjusting to urban living, and ask what the wildlife in our metropolises—and our response to it—says about us.

Revealing that urban life isn’t always as bad for animals as you might think, Feral Cities explores how cities are becoming distinct ecological communities and illuminates the mindset of city inhabitants and urban wildlife experts as well as actions of the animals themselves.

Children Go Face-to-Face with a Giant Pacific Octopus!

Wildlife photographer and environmental educator David FitzSimmons is on a mission to get children to fall in love with animals of the ocean by making reading as engaging and educational as a swim in the sea. His new book, Curious Critters Marine, the third book in his popular Curious Critters series, is being released on April 22, Earth Day 2015. And it’s bound to make a splash!

FitzSimmons is at the forefront of environmental education. He produces exquisitely-detailed, up-close photography of amazing animals that inhabit the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, as well as the Gulf of Mexico. Through stunning photography, children go face-to-face with animals ranging from a spectacular spoonbill to an incredible blue lobster, from a tufted puffin to an upside-down jellyfish, and from a baby sea turtle to a giant Pacific octopus.

Children are mesmerized as they stare eye-to-eye with a crab, a cormorant, or an octopus. I try to photograph the animals on eye-level so kids can connect emotionally with the critters,” said FitzSimmons. “The goal is to foster children’s biophilia—to get young readers to fall in love with nature.”

And fall in love they do—with a cadre of curious animals. “Up to ninety percent of kids’ dreams are about animals. My books allow children to experience nature, particularly animals, through reading,” said FitzSimmons. “Of course, peering at a sea star in a tidal pool or hearing a cormorant call along the coast are great ways for children to connect with nature. But these experiences should be supplemented with nature reading.”

Adding to the fun photography is playful prose accompanying each critter. As the animals posed for portraits, David imagined them talking to him. Then he wrote down what they had to say.

The cushion sea star, for example, serenades readers with stanzas set to “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.”

Look at me, a bright sea star,

out beyond the big sand bar.

Crawling in the shallow sea,

tiny tube feet carry me

out to join a galaxy

of sea stars that look like me.

A crabby calico crab bemoans his thankless role as a detritivore: “I’m the one down here devouring loads of decaying debris, and nobody applauds my efforts. Without recyclers like me, can you imagine what the ocean would look like? Why, we’d be wallowing in whale waste and covered in crumbling kelp.”

The tufted puffin revels in romance : “I love getting all dressed up—putting on my best black feathers, brightening up my bill, and growing two feather plumes—all for my lovely lady.”

And an agile gray angelfish waxes poetic about life on the reef:

Swim so happily angelfish.

Give you little fins a swish.

Twist and turn within the reef.

Nibble sponges with your teeth.

Other creatures also offer their insights into marine world. The spike-covered Atlantic horseshoe crab explains that a sharp shell has allowed this spider-relative to survive since “long before dinosaurs were around.” A baby loggerhead sea turtle tiredly talks about his march from nest to sea after hatching. And the blue American lobster points out that, while most of his crustacean compatriots are “brown or dark green,” he is a rare “one-in-two-million blue gem of the sea.”

With mesmerizing images and inviting prose, Curious Critters Marine is sure to whet the appetite of young children wishing to know more about North America’s salty waters. Additional material in the back of the book includes a Life-Size Silhouettes page, a Glossary, and a Natural History page, where readers learn that Atlantic horseshoe crabs have blue blood, that tufted puffins may carry up to sixty fish in their beaks at once, and that California sea cucumbers eat with their mouths and their rear ends!

FitzSimmons points out that oceans cover more than seventy percent of the Earth’s surface, yet humans have explored less than five percent of their waters. He believes that Curious Critters Marine may act as “a snorkel, fins, and mask,” allowing readers of all ages to “dive in!”

With Curious Critters Marine, you will find a wet and wonderful world awaits you.

Curious Critters Marine

by David FitzSimmons

List $16.95

Hardcover, Color illustrations throughout, 11 in. x 9.5 in., 32 pp.

ISBN 978-1-936607-72-3

Published by Wild Iris Publishing

Official Publication date April 22, 2015 (Earth Day)

Children’s Nonfiction (Ages 2-8).

www.curious-critters.com displays more Curious Critters photos and provides information about how FitzSimmons photographed the animals, as well as insight about how he write his books.

Curious Critters Volume One has sold over 100,000 copies and won six national book awards, including the coveted Independent Book Publishers Association’s Bill Fisher Award for Best First Book.

About the Author -- DAVID FITZSIMMONS

David FitzSimmons is an award-winning free-lance photographer and writer. David photographs and writes for various magazines, including Outdoor Photographer, Popular Photography, ProfessionalPhotographer, and Shutterbug. His 100+ calendar credits include numerous titles by BrownTrout and Barnes & Noble. David’s most recent publications include Animals of Ohio’s Ponds and Vernal Pools, Curious Critters, which has won five national book awards and sold over 100,000 copies to-date, and Curious Critter Volume Two, as well as audiobooks for both Curious Critters titles. Forthcoming is Salamander Dance (Spring 2016), a children’s picture book exploring the annual life cycle of vernal pools, and the first two board books, Curious Critters Ohio and Curious Critters Michigan.

One of seven Sigma Pro photographers in North America, David presents seminars and workshops to a wide variety of audiences, from public school, college, and university classes to photography groups and civic organizations. His works have been exhibited at the Roger Tory Peterson Institute, the National Center for Nature Photography, and the Telluride Photo Festival.

Before becoming a freelance photographer and author, David taught for over twenty years, first as high school English teacher and then as a university professor, having instructed at Ashland University, Ohio State University, and Cornell University. He holds a Ph.D. in English from Ohio State, with a specialty in narrative theory—investigating the components of storytelling—something that influences his photography and writing.

Learn more about David at www.fitzsimmonsphotography.com

Steve Brooks is one of LA’s most sought-after celebrity dog trainers, the founder of SteveBrooksK9U, and author of the book “Dog Bites with Steve Brooks.”  Steve has been training dogs for over 20 years using force-free based solutions.  He is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, a Canine Behavioral Expert and licensed presenter of Family Paws and Parent Education. 

 

Beginning February 12, visit Steve at the Doggie Spa Vendors area at the Hotel Pennsylvania for his “Dog Bites” cooking demonstration and training tips he’s used on Hollywood’s A-list canines! See Steve that night at the NY Pet Fashion Show where he will be judging and signing copies of his new book.

 

More information: www.SteveBrooksK9U.com

THE PERFECT HOLIDAY READ—

FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY BESTSELLERS A DOG’S PURPOSEand A DOG’S JOURNEY!

W. Bruce Cameron, the bestselling author of A Dog’s Purpose, (which hit the USA Today list and spent a year on the New York Times bestseller list with a movie by Dreamworks in the works) and its New York Times and USA Today bestselling sequel, A Dog’s Journey, returns with another inspiring novel, THE DOGS OF CHRISTMAS (Forge Books Hardcover; $15.99; October 15, 2014). A Dog’s Purpose and A Dog’s Journey have been absolute success stories with over 326,000 “Likes” on the A Dog’s Purpose Facebook Fan page and countless readers who have fallen in love with their moving stories. THE DOGS OF CHRISTMAS is just as heartwarming and thought-provoking. 

Cameron’s latest demonstrates how the unconditional love received from dogs can make all the difference in human lives…A book about dog lovers by an author who understands the canine soul.”

Kirkus Reviews on The Dogs of Christmas

In THE DOGS OF CHRISTMAS, while nursing a broken heart, Josh Michaels is outraged when a neighbor abandons his very pregnant dog, Lucy, at Josh’s Colorado home. But Josh can’t resist Lucy’s soulful brown eyes, and though he’s never had a dog before, he’s determined to do the best he can for Lucy—and her soon-to-arrive, bound-to-be-adorable puppies.

Soon in over his head, Josh calls the local animal shelter for help, and meets Kerri, a vivacious woman with a quick wit and a fierce love for animals. As Kerri teaches Josh how to care for Lucy’s tiny puppies and gets them ready to be adopted through the shelter’s “Dogs of Christmas” program, Josh surprises himself by falling for her.

But he’s fallen even harder for his new furry family, which has brought incredible joy into Josh’s life. He barely has time to sit down, between chasing after adventurous Sophie and brave Oliver, but when he does, his lap is quickly filled by the affectionate Lola. And Rufus and Cody’s strong bond makes Josh wonder about his own relationships with his family. 

With Christmas and the adoption date looming, Josh finds himself wondering if he can separate himself from his beloved puppies. At odds with Kerri, Josh isn’t willing to lose her, but doesn’t know how to set things right. Can a surprise litter of Christmas puppies really change one man’s life?  THE DOGS OF CHRISTMAS is a charming holiday tale that explores the power of love, trust, and a basket full of puppies.

W. Bruce Cameron is an exceptional and talented writer whose passion and dynamic narrative vividly illuminate what’s most important in our world, and his novels resonate with adults and young adults alike.  THE DOGS OF CHRISTMAS will not only entertain, but will enlighten humans everywhere about what’s most important to dogs:  Spreading the word that you can adopt a dog of any breed you desire through animal rescue.

W. Bruce Cameron is the bestselling author of A Dog’s Purpose, (a USA Today bestseller that also spent a year on the New York Times bestseller list with a movie by Dreamworks in the works), and its New York Times and USA Today bestselling sequel, A Dog’s JourneyA Dog’s Purpose and A Dog’s Journey have been absolute success stories with over 325,000 “Likes” on the A Dog’s Purpose Facebook Fan page and countless readers who have fallen in love with their moving tales.  He’s also the author of 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter, which was turned into the hit ABC series; Emory’s Gift, and THE DOGS OF CHRISTMAS, which Fox 2000 recently acquired the rights for producer Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen's Temple Hill (Twilight, The Fault in Our Stars). He has written for television and wrote, along with his wife and co-writer Cathryn Michon, the feature film Muffin Top: A Love Story, which is releasing in Fall 2014.   Cameron was also named 2011 Newspaper Columnist of the year by the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. To learn more about W. Bruce Cameron and his work, visit: www.brucecameron.com &www.adogspurpose.com.

THE DOGS OF CHRISTMAS For more information, contact:

By W. Bruce Cameron Karen Lovell / Forge Publicity

ADDITIONAL PRAISE FOR THE DOGS OF CHRISTMAS

This sweet story is told with humor and a deep understanding of the transformative value of loving a dog.  A perfect holiday read!”

Greg Kincaid, New York Times bestselling author of A Dog Named Christmas

W. Bruce Cameron is a champion of the underdog! The Dogs of Christmas is an inspiring, delightful story that deserves a special place under the tree of every canine-lover in your life.”

Claire Cook, bestselling author of Must Love Dogs

"As warm and bright as Christmas morning. If you don't already have a dog, reading this book will send you right to the shelter to find one to love."

Iris R. Dart, New York Times bestselling author of Beaches

ADDITIONAL PRAISE FOR A DOG’S PURPOSE & A DOG’S JOURNEY

An amazing book.”

Alice Walker, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Color Purple, on A Dog's Purpose

I loved the book and I could not put it down.”

Temple Grandin, New York Times bestselling author of Animals in Translation

on A Dog's Purpose

Once again endearing himself to animal lovers, Cameron explores the concept of canine karma with acute sensitivity and exhibits cunning insight into life from a dog’s perspective.”

Booklist on A Dog's Journey

Readers will devour this wonderful story and cry from beginning to end. Sweet and heartfelt, Cameron likely has another bestseller on his hands.”

—Publishers Weekly, starred review on A Dog's Journey

Lisa Hennessy Launches Holiday Pet Recipe Books for Hanukkah and Christmas

Great Gifts Under $10!

New York, NY – October 15, 2014 – Have you ever considered preparing a healthy and nutritious homemade meal for your canine companion? Many pet parents in recent years have decided to prepare meals for their furry friends as oppose to feeding them commercial diets. Due to food recall scares as well as a human-diet emphasis on knowing what’s in the foods we eat, pet owners are beginning to understand the health benefits of providing their pets with a natural home cooked diet. Lisa Hennessy, founder of Your Pet Chef, is excited to launch two new books: “The 12 Days of Christmas” and “The 8 Days of Hanukkah,” for the upcoming holiday season.

Lisa began preparing meals five years ago when her Rough Collie, Shelby, was diagnosed with Degenerative Myelopathy. The disease caused her to lose control of her hind limbs. The vet had suggested a special diet for Shelby that had been designed by a leading veterinary researcher on this disease. Although Lisa was skeptical that Shelby would eat homemade meals consisting of tofu, spinach, and peppers, she decided to give it a chance. To Lisa’s surprise, Shelby loved her new healthy meals and gobbled it all up!

Lisa mixed the recipe with kibble for a few weeks, gradually decreasing the kibble and increasing the “Shelby Food.” While the food did not stop the disease from progressing, it did slow it down. Unfortunately, Shelby passed 6 months after she began eating “Shelby Food,” but Lisa was inspired to continue cooking for her two dogs. Since they had the same positive response to this diet, Lisa decided to eliminate all store bought food and exclusively feed them home prepared meals.

Lisa built a career of over 20 years in sourcing, purchasing, operations, and manufacturing in many different types of industries including textiles, metals and automotive. These experiences have helped her become a well-rounded businessperson. Starting up her own company had always been a dream for Lisa, and when the opportunity presented itself in 2012, she sprung into action.

Lisa founded Your Pet Chef as a way to share her love of preparing home cooked meals with other dogs. Every meal is prepared based upon the information either pet parent or veterinarian provides regarding a pet's medical condition. The meals are prepared using a wide variety of proteins that can be cooked or raw and organic vegetables. Learn more at: http://www.yourpetchef.com/.

In March 2014, Lisa published the “Your Pet Chef Cookbook” where she shared her recipes, helpful hints, and stories and photos of her customer’s dogs. This October 2014, Lisa is ready to launch two holiday cookbooks that will prepare pet families for the upcoming holiday season. “The 12 Days of Christmas" and "The 8 Days of Hanukkah" shares holiday inspired recipes that are all grain and gluten free. These cookbooks will make the “paw-fect” gift for under $10.00 for pet lovers everywhere!

Just like owners, pets tend to gain weight between Thanksgiving and the New Year. An estimated 45% of the 130 million pets in the United States are overweight or obese, putting them at risk for diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and cancer. It’s essential we keep our four-legged friend’s diet and health a top priority as the holiday festivities begin to take place.

“Pet owners want to include their pets in the holiday celebrations, but we do not have to put their health at risk,” expresses Your Pet Chef Lisa Hennessey, “Many of the recipes contain 5 ingredients or less, which make them really easy and fun to prepare. Your canine will benefit greatly from these delicious and nutritious home prepared holiday meals!”

About Your Pet Chef: Established in 2010, after Lisa Hennessy’s dog was diagnosed with degenerative myelopathy, the celebrity chef began creating homemade raw food for other pets. Each meal is personally prepared to meet your dog’s needs providing not only a safe but healthy and balanced diet. For more information please visit: http://www.yourpetchef.com/. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Your-Pet-Chef-LLC/307281802713857.

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