Animals from Disaster By
Allen and Linda Anderson
and Linda Anderson are best-selling authors, writing instructors, and
inspirational speakers. They wrote RESCUED:
Saving Animals from Disaster
to help continue the
national discussion on the importance
of planning for evacuating pets
in disasters and to honor the
selfless service of animal rescue
volunteers and organizations.
In 1996, the Andersons founded
the Angel Animals Network to raise awareness of the life-enrichment and health
benefits people receive from their relationships with animals
(angelanimals.net). They also established Writing on the Run to help people find
time and space for writing about animals
and other topics. The Writer’s Digest recommended writingontherun.com
as one of the 101 Best Websites
for Writers (writingontherun.com).
and Linda Anderson publish two online weekly newsletters, which reach over 10,000
readers in 50 states and 42 countries. They write newspaper and magazine
columns and articles and sponsor writing contests at their Web sites.
2004, Allen and Linda Anderson
were each awarded a Certificate of
Commendation from Governor Tim Pawlenty in recognition of their contributions
as authors enhancing the State of Minnesota.
positive reviews from Publisher’s Weekly, Library Journal, Country Living,
Cat Fancy, Dog Fancy, Best Friends,Animal
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Tuscon Citizen, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Animal
Peopleplus dozens of other national publications, the
Andersons’ books have been listed in Amazon.com Hot 100 and Barnes &
Noble’s Top 10, What America Is Reading. Celebrities Tippi Hedren, Brian McRay, Dr. Bernie Siegel, Betty White, Dr. Larry Dossey, Ben
Stein, Willard Scott, and Richard Simmons are a few who have endorsed or contributed stories
to the books. The Andersons’ work has been featured twice on NBC’s The Today
Show and on ABC’s Peter Jennings Nightly News. The Andersons have
been the subject of numerous national magazine and wire service articles and
were interviewed for London newspapers and the BBC.
co-authored Angel Animals: Exploring
Our Spiritual Connection with Animals, Dutton-Plume,
1999(also published and translated into Japanese), andbooks
published by New World Library: Angel Cats: Divine Messengers of Comfort (October,
God’s Messengers: What Animals Teach Us about the Divine (September,
Dogs: Divine Messengers of Love (September, 2005), Rainbows & Bridges: The
Animal Companion Memorial Kit (October, 2005),
Saving Animals from Disaster
2006), Angel Horses: Divine
Messengers of Hope (October, 2006) and
Angel Animals: Divine Messengers
of Miracles (October 2007).
Allen Anderson earned a B.S.
degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Georgia and has years of
experience in print and broadcast journalism, writing, and photography. He works as a public relations,
software, and training specialist for a
software company. Allen Anderson is profiled in Jackie
Waldman’s, The Courage to Give, a book that was featured on a 1999 Oprah
show. In his new book, RESCUED: Saving Animals from Disaster, he uses
his eight years of experiences
as an Atlanta police officer
and nine years as a safety director
for an international nonprofit
organization to help people
devise disaster preparedness
plans that include both humans
Linda Anderson has B.S. and
M.S. degrees in education from St. Cloud State University in Minnesota where
she graduated summa cum laude. She received national awards for her plays and
was the recipient of an Artist’s Grant from the Georgia Council for the Arts.
In 2002, the Loft Literary Center awarded her with its Anderson Residency for
Outstanding Teachers. She was the Newspaper in Education Coordinator for the
Georgia Press Association and the publicist and seminar manager for an
international nonprofit organization. She worked in collaboration with a
nationally recognized publicist, specializing in writing books and proposals
that have best-selling potential.
are writing instructors at The Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis. They have
facilitated writing and inspirational workshops across the United States and Canada as well as in
Great Britain, Ireland, Mexico, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Australia, New
Zealand, Singapore, and West Africa.
Allen and Linda are
members of the American Society of Journalists & Authors (ASJA). They
are also members of the Minnesota Screenwriters’ Workshop and the National