The CritterKin Tales

The CritterKin series of books, about a goofy pack of 8 mixed breed dogs and their leader Ms. Jenaia, is loosely based on real dogs I’ve known over the years.  My goal is to use stories told through the eyes of the dogs to entertain and engage kids while evoking their natural empathy, compassion and kindness. Each book is told through the eyes of one of the eight dogs and  is focused around a  particular topic or theme, such as prejudice, fear, feeling different and bullying.

I’ve also been incredibly fortunate to be able to bring the CritterKin books to schools, organizations, conferences, and bookstores where I do readings, teach projects, do virtual and in-person visits, and give keynotes about the concepts behind the series.

If any or all of this sounds interesting, I’d love to chat.  Contact me via:


Phone: (919) 454-9917

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