Laurie Bogart Morrow

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Laurie Bogart Morrow is the author of Cold Noses & Warm Hearts, a compilation of short dog stories by famous writers. Morrow has consulted for The American Kennel Club, The Iams Company, Bayer (animal healthcare division), Purina, and others. She lives in a rambling vintage farmhouse in the bucolic rural village of Freedom, New Hampshire with her family—and a canine family of four dogs.

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A comprehensive dog-naming guide with more than 5,000 names—sorted by color, breed, theme, and many other categories—including adorable dog photos!


Everywhere you turn, you’ll find another baby name book. But do you really want to call your dog Emma or Ethan? If you’re a dog lover, you know that naming your dog should be truly meaningful and memorable. With over 5,000 names to choose from, only this book makes...

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. The only thing in Life that remains the same is Change

Q. What comment do you hear most often from your readers?

A. There was someone or someplace in my life just like the one you wrote about

Q. What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

A. (1)  Pomfret Towers, by Angela Thirkell

(2)  Wild Strawberries, by Angela Thirkell

(3)  The Maneaters of Kumaon, by Jim Corbett

(4)  And Then There Were None, by Agatha Christie

(5)  The Day Nothing Happened, by Corey Ford

Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

A. Craft your sentences and be frugal with your words and never underestimate the reader's ability to interpret: the right word in the right place can speak volumes.

Q. Who are your favorite authors?

A. Angela Thirkell, Dylan Thomas, Rudyard Kipling, Agatha Christie, P.G. Wodehouse, Corey Ford

Author Voices

August 16, 2012

I'm so excited that my newest book, THE GIANT BOOK OF DOG NAMES, and my first with Simon and Schuster, is coming out on October 9th! It was a joy to write and I'm so anxious to tell you all about it. The proof copy just arrived and I've got to tell you, as an author, it's a long road from the time you first put pen to paper to the time your manuscript goes through the labor pains of becoming a bound book. Anyway, I wanted to reach out and give you a heads-up. I'm going to make use of this Author's Voice entry to tell you about some of the 5,000 names I've compiled and their meanings. Not all 5,000, of course. You can read those yourself when the book... see more