About the Author

Joanne Wannan is an animal advocate whose own household includes Emma, a rescued dog. She knows first-hand the joy and healing that animals can provide, having long been involved in activities such as visiting hospitals and nursing homes with her “therapy dog.”

Joanne is also the author of KISSTORY: A Sweet and Sexy Look at the History of Kissing (2011, Perseus Books).

Her screenplay, a mystery thriller entitled Obituary, premiered on Lifetime Television as a MOW (Movie of the Week) in July, 2006. The film, starring Josie Bissett (“Melrose Place”) and Alan C. Peterson, has since aired on the W Network and Global TV.


Dr. Marty Becker (foreword) is often referred to as “America’s Veterinarian.” Marty is the author or co-author of 17 books including The Healing Power of Pets and the beloved Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul.

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