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. I am the author of a book on using performance data for health care improvement. I am a member of the Dog Writers  Association of America and 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.


Available  for pre-order at McFarlandbooks


Thank you for visiting my site and I hope you will check out my blog posts here at Jill and watch for news about my new book about how dogs transformed health care- coming in 2019.


Jill Lenk Schilp

On Dogs, People and Mental Health: Stories of Connection-Dog By Dog



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.

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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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