Susan Marie & Miss Olive; Illustrated by Rebekah Phillips

Miss Olive Finds Her “Furever” Home is the award-winning first book in the heartwarming and inspirational series The Doggy Diva Diaries. When we first meet Miss Olive, she is a sad and lonely little pup hoping to find a loving family and her “furever” home. With the help of her magical fairy dog-mother, “Sophia the Doggy Diva,” Miss Olive learns a valuable life lesson: It doesn’t matter what you look like on the outside. It’s the kindness and love you have on the inside that counts. Your dreams really can come true!

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Lauren Darr

Author Lauren Darr. Is the Founder of: International Association of Pet Fashion Professionals. In Laurens book “Lipstick on a Pug” she shares her roots of being “plumb pug crazy” and of her fascination with pet fashion. This is a story about rescue, the love of a special dog and how pet fashion created an everlasting bond between Lauren and her first pug — Tuttie! Miss Olive looovves this book and Lauren!!! She gives “Lipstick on a Pug” — 4 paws up!!!

Pet Fashion Industry Trends” is based on many years of observations of the pet fashion industry. It’s broken into four enlightening sections that provide valuable insights to those seeking an understanding of pet fashion industry developments. These sections include Pet Trends, Lifestyle Trends, Market Trends, and Micro Trends.







Her latest series, “Dog Breeds Pet Fashion Illustration Encyclopedia” is a reference tool for aspiring and established pet fashion designers to unleash the inner muse and creativity. Hundreds of dog breeds fill the pages with detailed, gorgeous fashion illustrations. Not only can designers practice sketching illustrations, but can understand, at a specific breed level, what choices for fabrics and production are optimal based on the activity level, shedding, coat thickness and size of the dog. These areas are covered both in the written Design Considerations section and visually with rating scales.


Maria Reich

If you ever loved a dog…

If you ever sought a cure…

If you ever believed in a power beyond your understanding…

A Thousand Lifetimes will resonate with everything you knew, and hoped, was true. Here is the very real story of one woman’s life with rescue animals, and in particular, Celeste — a beloved canine who found a home in the author’s heart and never left. Celeste was plagued with a number of mysterious health problems. But despite being deaf, and being a dog, Celeste was able to communicate everything she was experiencing, thinking, and feeling through Carol, a professional Animal Communicator with the ability to converse with animals telepathically. Together, Celeste and Maria, her human companion, narrate their heroic journey together as spirits intertwined in this lifetime. For those who don’t believe in telepathic communication with animals, don’t worry. A Thousand Lifetimes will burrow right into your soul and find where your truth is buried.

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Carol Novello

“Mutual Rescue: How Adopting A Homeless Animal Can Save You Too” is the first book to profile the transformational impact that shelter pets have on humans, exploring the emotional, physical, and spiritual gifts that rescued animals provide. It explores through anecdote, observation, and scientific research, the complexity and depth of the role that pets play in our lives. Every story in the book brings an unrecognized benefit of adopting homeless animals to the forefront of the rescue conversation.

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Laura T. Coffey



Gretchen Dale

This heartwarming book from author Gretchen Dale is a celebration of special-needs pets and their relationships with the humans who foster them and/or adopt them into their furever homes. The dogs and cats spotlighted in the book may come from different circumstances, but the recurring theme throughout “Tails of Joy” is the love, joy and happiness their pet parents experience after they adopt these extraordinary animals. Miss Olive loved reading about the bond that develops between pets and pet parents—just like she experienced with her own “furever” family. Find this must-read book at local and online book retailers, including

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Jennifer Skiff

Countless times throughout our lives, we’re presented with a choice to help another soul. Rescuing Ladybugs highlights the true stories of remarkable people who didn’t look away from seemingly impossible-to-change situations and instead worked to save animals. Prepare to be transported to Borneo to release orangutans, Brazil to protect jaguars, Africa to connect with chimpanzees and elephants, the Maldives to free mantas, and Indonesia, the only place where dragons still exist in the wild.

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Rebecca Ascher-Walsh

In this heartwarming collection of stories, readers meet 38 incredible dogs who have gone above and beyond the job description of best friend. Each uplifting story provides an inspiring look at the animals who change our lives. Meet rescue dogs who learn to serve others, working dogs who go beyond the call of duty, and underdogs who surmount extraordinary challenges on the road to finding their forever home.

Website: Penguin Random House




Sandra Mendelson

Have you ever wondered what the animals really ‎know about us? Is there maybe a way we can communicate and connect with them? In her inspiring book “We Walk Beside You,” Sandra Mendelson brings us many truly enlightening and heartwarming messages from the animals that are filled with hope and light – something that we need so much in our world.





Every child possesses the innate ability to hear, see, feel or simply know what animals are communicating.  In this delightful trilogy by Amazon bestselling author Sandra Mendelson, children are taken on a journey to discover the “animal wisdom ways” that are the keys to communicating with all life.

Through the language of rhyme, children are led to see animals with compassion, understanding and respect, build confidence in their own intution and “inner voice”, listen to signals from their bodies, cultivate patience, move through fear, experience the peace and love inside themselves, and much more.

The Secrets of the Animals is the second installment in the We Walk Beside You series.  Sandra Mendelson’s first book (for grown up children) is We Walk Beside You: Animal Messages for an Awakening World.




Dianne Harman

Bestselling author Dianne Harman presents the Cedar Cove Mystery series, featuring Kelly, the owner of Kelly’s Coffee Shop, her husband, Sheriff Mike, and their dog, Rebel. You will be on the edge of your seat during the many twists and turns along the way to the surprise ending in every book! As with all of Dianne’s cozy mysteries, there are several yummy recipes in the book! Find out more about the author and her cozy mystery series online:






Miss Olive is a FEATURE character in the best selling and award winning cozy mystery author Dianne Harman’s latest book “Murder and High Rollers”!!!

Ever consider betting $25,000 on a poker hand? High rollers at an exclusive card room in a Palm Springs casino do.
And when the same person wins night after night
That person becomes a threat to their livelihood
A threat that needs to be taken care of – like in murder

Join Marty and her husband, Detective Jeff, as they investigate the lives of the casino high rollers to find out which one was the murderer.

And if you like dogs, you must meet Miss Olive and Miss Simone!

This is book number 10 in the High Desert Cozy Mystery Series by a two-time USA Today Bestselling Author.




Dr. Cathy Alinovi and Susan Thixton

Dr. Cathy Alinovi is known as “America’s favorite holistic vet” as she empowers pet parents worldwide to choose i‎deal nutrition and holistic options for optimal pet health. She shares great information in her books including the popular “Dinner Pawsible” co-authored with Susan Thixton.







Margaret Mizushima

Margaret Mizushima is the author of the award winning and critically acclaimed Timber Creek K-9 Mystery Series – debut novel “Killing Trail“, “Stalking Ground“, “Hunting Hour” and recent release “Burning Ridge.” The series features K-9 Deputy Mattie Cobb, her dog Robo and Cole Walker, DVM – who solve crimes that place animals and their humans in jeopardy. This is a great series for dog lovers and anyone who loves a good mystery.








its_never_too_late_cover_480-250x312Julia Cameron

Bestselling author Julia Cameron has written over 40 books including the legendary best seller “The Artists Way” now brings us — “It’s Never Too Late to Begin Again: Discovering Creativity and Meaning at Midlife and Beyond” — an indispensable companion guide for the reader who may be journeying into retirement or could possibly just be taking their next big leap in life. One of the topics Julia discusses is how important pets are to us all and how they bring happiness and purpose to those retiring — benefiting from their bonds with their pets. Julia also shares her own personal story of her pets — with the loss of her beloved dog — “Tiger Lily” and how her current dog “Lily” brings her such immeasurable joy.

“It’s Never Too Late to Begin Again” shows how retirement can be the most creative and gratifying stage of life yet.




51E+24Dk2ELJulie Strauss Bettinger

Miss Olive gives four paws up to this heartfelt and inspiring book selection for pet lovers. “‎Encounters With Rikki” is the story of a Hurricane Katrina Rescue dog as told by the books author Julie Strauss Bettinger ( Rikki became an exceptional therapy dog with the amazing gift to heal trauma survivors. This enlightening, heartfelt book, which shows how the loving touch of a paw can be such a source of strength and healing, is available on and other online book stores.

Sparkle Abbey

Miss Olive is all a glitter that she is chatting with award winning authors – Mary Lee Woods and Anita Carter ( also known as Sparkle Abbey) creators of one of Miss Olive’s Favorite Things – “The Pampered Pets Mystery Series”. Since Miss Olive completed the very first book in the series “Desperate Housedogs” through to the eighth and most recent release “Raiders‎ of the Lost Bark” she is truly an “all paws in” follower of the series pet loving amateur sleuths, Mel and Caro, as they explore adventures to find out “whodunit”.
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Linda Griener

Award-winning author of “Sashi and The Puppy Mill Girl ” – Linda Griener — discusses the third book in her award winning educational and entertaining Sashi series that‎ teaches children how Shelties Rescue gives homeless Shelties a second chance at a happy life – and educates readers of all ages on puppy mills, rescue, and fostering. Linda is committed to helping other Shelties find their forever homes and donates a portion of the sales proceeds from the “Sashie ” series to SSPNJ.


5694d96864fe341504ccd94912f4d3b4Lisa Spector

For music lovers, Lisa Spector, co-founder of “Through a Dogs Ear,” shares how music therapy is available for the prevention and treatment of canine and feline anxiety. This cutting-edge, therapeutic music surrounds your home with beautifully effective sound. It is truly magical — Miss Olive, Francesca and. Coco love this (yes … even CoCo!!) and we especially love how it calms us! To learn more, please visit, and listen to some “pawsome” samples of music. You may even want to include this music in your pets disaster kit … keep it calm please!!!