Amy Shojai: Writing from a Dog’s View Point | The Long Leash #41

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Summary: Want to learn more about dogs (and cats) without learning more about dogs (and cats)? Pick up an Amy Shojai thriller. She’s written several, and while they are gripping narratives, they’re also entertaining ways to learn about animal psychology. Her September and Shadow novels in particular are informed by decades of experience writing non-fiction pet books and helping clients as a certified animal behavior consultant (CABC). In this wide-ranging and entertaining conversation, Shojai explains how her constant self-reinvention helps her career, how her dog overcame her resistance to adopting during the pandemic, how the rise of the internet made new stories and storytelling possible, and why dogs are people with fur … and cats are space aliens. About Amy Shojai Amy Shojai is a certified animal behavior consultant, and the award-winning author of 35+ dog (and cat) care books. She also writes the pet-centric thriller series featuring an animal behaviorist and her PTSD service dog.  https://www.SHOJAI.COM  Author  About The Long Leash  Thank you for joining us. If you have enjoyed listening, please SUBSCRIBE so you’ll never miss out!   Check out Dog Podcast Network for other dog-adjacent shows.  Follow us in Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit