Ruth Strother has been in the publishing industry for over twenty years. She was the first editor-in-chief of BowTie Press, the book division of BowTie, Inc., publisher of Dog Fancy magazine, among others. She is the author of fourteen books for children, including My Pet Dog, which was nominated for several prestigious book awards. Ruth was born in New York and spent her childhood in Minneapolis, pouring over any dog books she could find. She has worked and volunteered at zoos and humane societies, and was lucky enough to be able to combine her passion for animals with her career. She now lives in Southern California with her husband and daughter and their two labs.