KAREN SHANLEY is an author, blogger, and mom.

She is owned by three dogs: one Australian Shepherd with whom she chases sheep around a field; one Border Collie Mix with the Flying Nun ears with whom she does not chase sheep around a field; and one dog in a Maine Coon cat’s body, who’s nearly as big and fluffy as a sheep.

Her daughter, Cait, also has an exceedingly lovable King Charles Cavalier Spaniel.

Her passions are her family, her dogs, her organic garden, writing, and the study of human nature.

Additional interests are physics, biking, cooking, hiking, building stuff with her hands, and going on walk-abouts when the spirit moves her.

She lives with her family and animals in Upstate NY.