“Give Me A Hug, Give Me a Break” Wins 3rd Place in PetLitzer Prize Short Story Contest!

My story, “Give Me a Hug, Give Me a Break” won 3rd place in the recent Petlitzer Prize (Round 2) Short Story Contest. Click here to learn more about the Petlitzers, including upcoming contests. Here’s my prize-winning story: Give Me a Hug, Give Me a Break by Jenny Pavlovic of Afton, Minnesota My friend Sarah in [...]

New Cover Look for 8 State Hurricane Kate

I love the new bling on the cover of 8 State hurricane Kate. This is just a draft, with the release date for the new cover look tbd.   Send article as PDF to

Press Release: 8 State Hurricane Kate Receives Three Top Awards at Book Expo America

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                             8 STATE HURRICANE KATE:                         THE JOURNEY AND LEGACY OF A KATRINA CATTLE DOG                         RECEIVES THREE TOP AWARDS AT BOOK EXPO AMERICA             * INDEPENDENT PUBLISHER BOOK AWARDS “IPPY” GOLD MEDALIST *                         * NATIONAL INDIE EXCELLENCE AWARDS FINALIST *             * FOREWORD MAGAZINE BOOK OF THE YEAR BRONZE [...]

8 State Hurricane Kate Wins Gold, Bronze, and More at Book Expo America!!

May 2009: 8 State Hurricane Kate is a Gold Medal Winner!! 2009 IPPY Book Awards 8 State Hurricane Kate is a gold medal winner in the Animals/Pets category of the 2009 Independent Publisher Book Awards, aka the “IPPY” Awards.  8 State Kate is a 2008 Bronze Medal Winner ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Awards!! 8 State Hurricane Kate [...]

“8 State Hurricane Kate” is a 2009 Indie Excellence Awards Finalist!

“8 State Hurricane Kate: The Journey and Legacy of a Katrina Cattle Dog”  is a 2009 Indie Excellence Awards Finalist in the Animals/Pets category! More info at http://www.indieexcellence.com/indie-results-2009.php View the book trailer video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUuzesvf4ss. Please forward this video link to help raise $ for the 8 State Kate Fund and hopefully reach anyone who knew [...]

8 State Hurricane Kate is a 2009 IPPY Book Awards Semi-Finalist

8 State Hurricane Kate is a semi-finalist in the Animals/Pets category of the 2009 Independent Publisher Book Awards, affectionately known as the “IPPY” Awards! On Friday, May 29th, the 13th Annual IPPY Awards will be presented in NYC on the first evening of this year’s BookExpo America convention. 8 State Kate is also a ForeWord [...]

8 State Hurricane Kate is a 2008 ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Awards Finalist!

ForeWord Magazine recently announced that 8 State Hurricane Kate: The Journey and Legacy of a Katrina Cattle Dog is a 2008 Book of the Year Awards Finalist! The winners will be announced at BookExpo America in NYC at the end of May. Click here for more information on the ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Awards. [...]

8 State Hurricane Kate Nominated for Dog Writers Association of America Awards!

8 State Hurricane Kate: The Journey and Legacy of a Katrina Cattle Dog has been nominated for Dog Writers Association of America Awards in the “Self Published or Print on Demand” category and the special category “Merial Human-Animal Bond Award“! There are three nominees in each category. The winners will be announced in December. The [...]

8 State Hurricane Kate Wins Premier Book Award!!

The 2008 Premier Book Award winners include:  8 State Hurricane Kate: The Journey and Legacy of a Katrina Cattle Dog by Jenny Pavlovic 3rd place in the Non-Fiction Memoir/Autobiography category More info at: 2008 Premier Book Award Winners     Send article as PDF to