It's been a busy day for Animal Anthologies. Not only have we been reviewing some of our many writing submissions, but we have also been inviting notable authors to contribute to the anthologies.
We are not sure who will and will not contribute, but so far here is our grand wish list.
Susannah Charleson (author of Scent of the Missing: Love and Partnership with a search-and-Rescue Dog)
Joe Camp (author of The Soul of a Horse: Life Lessons from the Herd)
Susan Richards (author of Chosen by a Horse)
Stacey O'Brien (author of Wesley the Owl: The Remarkable Love Story of an Owl and His Girl)
Mark R. Levin (author of Rescuing Sprite: A Dog Lover's Story of Joy and Anguish)
Irene M. Pepperberg (author of Alex and Me: How a Scientist and a Parrot Discovered a Hidden world of Animal intelligence- and Formed a Deep Bond in the Process)
Gwen Cooper (author of Homer's Odyssey: a Fearless Feline Tale, or How I Learned About Love and Life with a Blind Wonder Cat)
Dean Koontz (author of A Big Little Life: A Memoir of a Joyful Dog)
Ted Kerasote (author of Merle's Door)
Christine Sullivan (author of Saving Cinnamon)
Sy Montgomery (author of The Good Good Pig)
Bob Tarte (author of Enslaved By Ducks)
Carol Buckley (author of Tarra and Bella)
Jacqueline Sheehan (author of Lost and Found)
Marion Dane Bauer (author of Runt)
Merrill Markoe (author of Walking in Circles Before Lying Down)
Lois Duncan (author of Hotel For Dogs)
Paul Auster (author of Timbuktu)
Kate DiCamillo (author of The Tail of Desperaux)
Mark Bittner (author of The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill)
Susan Chaney (Editor of Dog Fancy magazine)
Marty Becker (famous American veterinarian)
Shreve Stockton (author of The Daily Coyote)
Betsy Rosenfield (blogger of Love Thy Dog)
Ann Van Dyk (founder of De Wildt Cheetah Center, South Africa)
Nancy Yi Fan (author of Swordbird)
John Grogan (author of Marley & Me)
Kathryn Lasky (author of Guardians of Ga'hoole)
Erin Hunter (author of Warrior series)
Cesar Milan (dog trainer with TV show, books, and magazine)
Vicki Myron (author of Dewey)
Garth Stein (author of The Art of Racing in The Rain)
David Dosa (author of Making Rounds With Oscar)
Temple Gradin (author of Animals in Translation)
Although we suspect many of these authors will not reply, we hope they will contribute to our cause.
Thank you, not-so-well-known writers, for a productive day.
We could not create our anthologies without you and your writing submissions.