Barbara Menter is a professional writer with over fifteen years of experience in promotional, sales, and marketing and business writing. She is an avid dog lover and fan and was raised in a family who initially bred German Shepherds and then later Toy Poodles. She has experience in obedience training and showing. Currently, she lives with her best buddy, Booker, a West Highland Terrier and a rescue dog. In addition to her other talents, she also has over twenty years of experience in fundraising, development, and marketing for not-for-profits. Most recently, she served as Marketing Specialist for the New York State American Red Cross and was on board one month prior 9/11. She also is an accomplished 'plain' cook, collector, gardener, and is working on writing her third play in her so-called free time.