Linzi Glass is a critically acclaimed novelist and animal rescuer. Her third book, Finding Danny, will be published by Walden Pond Press/Harper Collins Children's Books on May 11th, 2010. It combines her two passions, writing and rescuing, and is about a girl who looses her dog and discovers the world of animal shelters and the plight of abandoned animals.
Ms. Glass has been in the trenches of animal rescue for seven years and has personally rescued hundreds of dogs. She is the Executive Director and Co-founder of The Forgotten Dog Foundation, a non-profit organization that is dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating and re-homing dogs in need.
Ms. Glass' first novel, The Year The Gypsies Came was published in March 2006 by Henry Holt and Company and by Penguin Books, U.K. It was also published in 6 foreign languages. Her novel was nominated for the Carnegie Medal in the U.K. and was voted one of the best books for young adults by the American Library Association. Set in apartheid South Africa Ms. Glass' novel has been included in the esteemed collection of literature in the Library of Congress.
Ms. Glass' second novel, Ruby Red was published by Penguin Books U.K. in July 2007 and by Penguin Books, Canada 2008. Her second book was short listed for the Carnegie Medal and was published in 3 foreign languages.
Ms. Glass works as a writing consultant and teaches through the Writer's Program at UCLA Extension. She also runs two private writing groups that meet on a weekly basis.
In 2006 Ms. Glass was given the Woman of Action Award by The Israel Cancer Research Fund for her accomplishment as a writer and her philanthropic work which includes co-founding a charity to raise money for bone marrow transplants for children with cancer (The Jeffrey Katz Fund/Ronald McDonald House, LA) and for her ongoing work in animal rescue in Los Angeles.
Ms. Glass lives in Santa Monica with her pack of rescue dogs. She is the proud mother of a beautiful and bright twenty one year old daughter, Jordan, who attends college in New York.
WEBSITES: www.linziglass.com and www.theforgottendog.org