A former technical writer and editor, Susan Chernak McElroy is the author of the New York Times bestseller Animals as Teachers and Healers. Susan has enjoyed a lifelong love affair with animals. Her enchantment with creatures great and small has been nurtured and strengthened through a lifetime of work with animals, first as a vet assistant, then a zookeeper, humane educator, puppy trainer, kennel and stable hand, and wildlife rehabilitator. She currently lives with her husband and animal family on a small farm in Wyoming named Brightstar. From the Hardcover edition.