An intuition or spontaneous decision can take you almost anywhere, including to a profoundly close friendship that develops when you least expect it.

That’s what happened to me. One day, with a brand-new puppy in my arms, I impulsively knocked on my next-door neighbor’s door, anxious for advice about how to train her. Whether it was serendipity, luck, chemistry, or sheer proximity–that brief encounter, and the events that followed it, would change my life (and my dog’s) forever.”

Having written books, magazine and newspaper articles–finally–I’m enterting the blogosphere, inspired by my new Internet mentor. This will be a great chance for me to share the upcoming events in my life, which include getting a brand-new puppy in May (a cocker spaniel), and launching a new book, KATIE UP AND DOWN THE HALL, which is being published in fall.

It’s a subject close to my heart, about how my dog helped me form a brand-new family in my Battery Park City apartment building.

As each day passes, I look forward to sharing with you all of this and more!