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 awards banquet will take place at the beginning of February, the evening before the Westminster show (details tba). 


Dog Writers Association of America  2008 Writing Competition

Regular Categories–Nominees 

Nominees listed in alphabetical order. 

Book: self published or print on demand (any subject/any reader category) 

Christine Davis, “The Shelter Dog”

Debbie Jacobs, “A Guide to Living & Working with a Fearful Dog” 

Jenny Pavlovic, “8 State Hurricane Kate” 

2008 DWAA Writing Contest Special Awards–Nominees

Nominees listed in alphabetical order.

Merial Human-Animal Bond Award

Eligible: All media Criteria: Best highlights the special bond between people and their treasured pets, promoting the strengthening of this bond and highlighting the special relationship between a dog and its owner, as well as between dogs and veterinarians.

Award: $500.00 + $250.00 travel stipend if winner attends the awards banquet.

Dawn Kairns, “Maggie: The Dog Who Changed My Life” 

Jenny Pavlovic, “8 State Hurricane Kate” 

Barbara Gail Techel, “Frankie, the Walk’N Roll Dog” 

I’m thrilled that the book has been nominated and is in fine company! Thank you to all of you who have supported the book and the 8 State Kate Fund!

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