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Kim Kavin

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I joined the high school newspaper as a freshman, went on to graduate from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism and spent years as a daily newspaper editor before becoming executive editor of Yachting magazine. After more than three years in that job, I left in 2003 to follow my passion and become a full-time freelance writer and editor.

My primary area of expertise is luxury travel by boat, and in 2012, I published my ninth book, "Little Boy Blue: A Puppy's Rescue from Death Row and His Owner's Journey for Truth." It let me combine my journalism experience with my desire to help all dogs live better lives. In May 2016, my second dog book will be released. Its title is "The Dog Merchants: Inside the Big Business of Breed
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[image error]The New Jersey chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists announced the winners of its annual writing competition today (for work done in 2016). I’m thrilled and honored to share the news that I earned three prizes in this year’s competition in my home state.


Each of the three awards is for second place in its respective category:



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“If just half the Americans already getting a dog went the shelter route, then statistically speaking, every cage in US animal control facilities could be emptied. Right now.”
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