About Kim Kavin

Kim Kavin with Cooper and Petey, two of the foster puppies she has helped to save.

Kim Kavin is an award-winning author, magazine writer, editor and website developer. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism with more than 20 years of experience covering everything from local news to international industries. The Dog Merchants is her 11th book.

ForeWord Reviews named Kim’s first dog book the best 2012 pet title in America. Little Boy Blue: A Puppy’s Rescue from Death Row and His Owner’s Journey for Truth also earned the Merial Human-Animal Bond award from the Dog Writers Association of America, and was a finalist for best book of the year from both DWAA and the American Society of Journalists and Authors. The book’s marketing campaign helped to end the use of a gas chamber at the taxpayer-funded animal-control facility where Blue was nearly killed as a puppy.

Kim, Blue and his adopted canine sister, Ginger, live in western New Jersey, where they can regularly be found walking and hiking through the many county and state parks.

To learn more about Kim’s work on topics other than dogs, visit the Kim Kavin website.