I tell  dog stories.

For as long as I can remember I have been reading and telling dog stories. Now I write about dogs,the human-animal connection, and animal assisted therapy.

My experience as a Certified Professional in Health Care Quality and Humane Education Specialist informs my writing. My work has appeared in books, journals, magazines,blogs and print media.

A member of the Dog Writers  Association of America, I am proud to be a past winner of the DWAA Maxwell Award for Best Blog . My new book DOGS IN HEALTH CARE  is about the pioneer dogs of health care and moments in history when the human- animal bond propelled health care forward.


Now Available   at McFarlandbooks

And at Amazon in paperback and Kindle



Thank you for visiting my site and I hope you will check out my blog posts here at Jill Schilp.com, watch for news about my new book release events, and read about how dogs transformed health care.  

Read my posts which celebrate the healing connections of the human-animal bond.



Jill Lenk Schilp

Jill Lenk Schilp is a non fiction writer who lives in Texas.Her canine  partner Junior is a Golden Retriever who is a retired therapy dog and full-time muse. She and Junior are Cub fans and enjoy Jimmy Buffett, Hemingway, dog stories, and peanut butter- but not necessarily in that order.

On Dogs, People and Mental Health: Stories of Connection



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Books, Writers and Stories Oh My!- A Day at The Lone Star Ink Writers Conference

  I spent a day at the  Lone Star Ink Writers Conference here in Dallas this weekend. It was a delightful mix of sessions for many genres with all levels of writers gathered to learn craft and develop community.     The best treat of all was the venue- it was held in a Public … Continue reading Books, Writers and Stories Oh My!- A Day at The Lone Star Ink Writers Conference

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