The Dog Merchants-3DI’m both honored and humbled to share the news that The Dog Merchants has been named one of four finalists in the category of Best Reference Book for 2016 by the Dog Writers Association of America.

My book is in excellent company. The other finalists in the category are Laurren Darr’s Pet Business Planning Almanack 2016; Janice Koler-Matznick’s Dawn of the Dog; and Tracy Libby’s Reporting for Duty.

The winner will be announced in mid-February. Congratulations to all of my fellow nominees, and thanks so much to DWAA for this wonderful honor.