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Lisa Begin-Kruysman is an award-winning author and blogger.  A graduate of the University of Connecticut, she has studied writing with the Institute of Children's Literature, The Society of Children's Writers and Book Illustrators, the Highlights Foundation and The Children's Book Academy. Born the Hours of the Dog During the Year of the Dog, it's no surprise her writing  is often focused on man's (and woman's) best friend. Formerly employed in the entertainment industry, the author resides in Ocean County, NJ, with her husband Rich, and foster-to-forever dog Teddy. Through her artwork and writing, she aspires to celebrate the unique bond that exists between human and dog. Her book, Dog's Best Friend was nominated for a Maxwell Medallion by the Dog Writers Association of America. Her short fiction was awarded a Maxwell and she is the recipient of the North Shore Animal League America Award. 


Please be sure to check out her blog dedicated to the National Dog Week Movement with over 200 posts related to all things dog!

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