Lisa Gardner Conway Shelter CampaignNew York Times bestselling author Lisa Gardner recently hit 30,000 fans on Facebook (and she’s still going, visit her page). To celebrate she donated $10,000 to the Conway Area Humane Society. She shared with us her thoughts on the special bond between writers and animals:

I think authors even more so than most value the human-animal bond.  It’s hard to picture a writer out there who doesn’t have a dog at her feet or a cat on her lap.  Certainly, all my novels have been penned with a great deal of furry support and tail-wagging encouragement.  The love and companionship of my pets is the one thing that keeps the writing process from being totally isolating.  Let’s face it, caring for animals makes us and them happy, and the world a better place.  And there is something magical about going to a shelter and meeting an animal you realize instantly is the One.  Your perfect friend.  Your four-legged soul mate.  The new member of your family.  Shelters make all sorts of happily ever afters come true.

Lisa Gardner’s next book is out in January 2014. Learn more about Fear Nothing.


  1. Posted September 13, 2013 at 4:04 pm | Permalink

    Kudos to you, Lisa. You inspire. Not only with your generosity to your furry friends, but as an author as well. (Hugs to Annabelle too!)

  2. Rosemary (Genn's friend) and I hope your's too....
    Posted September 14, 2013 at 6:04 am | Permalink

    Lisa, the end of my Darla’s time is coming near and I have had her almost 19 of her almost 21 years. It is so nice to read things like this. My heart is breaking about this but you are so right… is not worth the struggle without our pets. She has been my constant companion and child. Thank you for writing this….could you write more? I sure could use a little comfort right now.

  3. fran
    Posted September 14, 2013 at 10:11 pm | Permalink

    There is something in my dog’s eyes that makes me more compassionate and therefore a better person and a better writer.

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