Michelle A. Rivera is the author of several books on dogs including Hospice Hounds, Animals and healing at the borders of death , Canines in the Classroom, Raising humane children through interactions with animals , Do Dogs Have Belly Buttons? 100 questions and answers about dogs , On Dogs And Dying, The Simple Little Vegan Dog Book and The Simple Little Vegan Slow Cooker. She is also an essayist and has been published in the vegetarian essay book Voices from the Garden. She teaches writing for the Town of Jupiter and is a free-lance writer/editor. She is a blogger with PetaPrime. Michelle lives in South Florida with her husband John, an attorney with the Public Defender’s office, and her “pack” of one dog and three cats. She is the mother of two and the grandmother of three.