Book Reviewers' Bios
Retired elementary teacher, Joanne Anderson has written the "Pets, Pets, Pets" column in the Babylon Beacon,
Massapequa Post and Amityville Record, three Long Island weekly newspapers for over 26 years as a way to publicize
the "hidden" dogs and cats available at local municipal shelters. She is an award winning member of Dog Writers
Association of America (DWAA) and Cat Writer Association (CWA), and a volunteer for Last Hope Animal Rescue &
Rehabilitation. Joanne and her husband Richard live in Babylon with two Afghan Hounds, an English Toy Spaniel
mix and a 3-legged cat- all rescues.
Maggie Marton is a freelance writer based in Bloomington, Indiana. She earned her MA in writing from The Johns
Hopkins University, and her byline has appeared in an array of print and web publications. Marton has written
book reviews for Conversations with Famous Writers, Page to Real, and ELLE magazine's Readers' Prize. When she's
not writing, you can find her hiking, practicing yoga, or hanging out with her dogs, all while trying to convince
her husband that they also need a cat. Visit her online at www.maggiemarton.com or
Renowned for her pet know-how, energy and wit, Charlotte Reed is a popular television and radio guest, writer,
spokesperson and lecturer. She is the author of The Miss Fido Manners Complete Book of Pet Dog Etiquette
(Adams Media, 2007). In addition to her writing career, Reed also works as a pet industry consultant. Although
many manufacturers have hired her as a spokesperson, she also works with advertising, marketing, and public
relations firms as a pet trend expert, providing a unique understanding of what drives pet consumer behavior.
Charlotte is married to Chef Matthew Babbage and is the owner of four dogs, two cats and one parrot.
Florence Scarinci has been an Acquisitions librarian at Nassau Community College for over 30 years. Since
1986 she has been a book reviewer for Library Journal. While Florence loves her profession, her real passion
is dogs. She holds a certificate in Animal Care from Molloy College. She has worked as a vet assistant, a
trainer of service dogs, and has owned and operated a pet sitting service. She writes an online monthly column
for Bideawee and an occasional column for The Corgi Cryer. Florence is has two Pembroke Welsh Corgis and two
domestic short hair cats.
Last Dog on the Hill: The Extraordinary Life of Lou
Jean M. Fogle
Tricks for Treats
(Bowtie Press, 2010)