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When a Boating Story is a Civil Rights Story

I was thrilled to write this article for Soundings about a boater who has challenged a $75 fine all the way up through the Pennsylvania court system, to the point that he’s attracted civil-rights attorneys who are promising to take the case even further…

Washington Post Feature About Rescuers Who Buy Dogs at Auctions

My story is he first time that anyone has ever documented—in dollars and cents—the multimillion-dollar river of cash that is flowing from rescue nonprofits, shelters and dog-advocacy groups through auctions into the pockets of dog breeders.

3 Awards from Boating Writers International

I am humbled and honored to say that I won three awards today in the annual writing competition of Boating Writers International. One was a third-place prize in the Seamanship, Rescue and Safety category for “When the Call Came,” the story of a harrowing…

DWAA Names ‘The Dog Merchants’ A Best Book of 2016

The Dog Writers Association of America, at its banquet today in Manhattan, named The Dog Merchants a best book for 2016. The Dog Merchants tied for the top spot in our category with Reporting for Duty: True Stories of Wounded Veterans and Their Service Dogs…

Happy Anniversary to CharterWave!

A full decade ago—the same year that Twitter went live—I launched a website called CharterWave. Now, in celebration of the site’s 10-year anniversary and widespread success, I’ve relaunched the site with a whole new look. CharterWave was one of the first niche websites in the…

Warning: Many Adorable Puppies in My New Book’s Promo Video

Join Me at the 2015 ASJA Writers’ Conference

I have been asked to serve as a panelist at the 2015 conference of the American Society of Journalists and Authors. I’ll be alongside ASJA Vice President Sherry Beck Paprocki and authors’ attorney Sallie Randolph for the panel “Business Matters: Proposals, Contracts and More.”…