Shannon, thank you so much for your kindness. I am sorry to hear about your loss — that is so tough, especially for a child. (And know I recognize what it is for an adult, too!)

Judith Viorst’s picturebook, The Tenth Best Thing About Barney, is wonderful, and my all-time fave is Dog Heaven, by Cynthia Rylant. You might want to check them out — probably at your library! Wishing you and your family the very best, and peace.

My latest book is a memoir, Dance Me to the End: Ten Months and Ten Days With ALS. My newsletter is on Substack: THE UNSCHOOL FOR WRITERS.