Who Is Rescue Diva?

We here at RescueDiva.com are a bunch of professional journalists and authors who care deeply about animals, are rescuers ourselves, and want very much to help make life easier for our fellow rescuers.

Here’s a little more info about us:

Katerina Lorenzatos Makris, a career news reporter and fiction author, is RescueDiva.com’s founder and editor. Her fiction includes 17 novels for Simon and Schuster, E.P. Dutton, Avon, and other major publishers (under the name Kathryn Makris), as well as a teleplay for CBS-TV, and a short story for The Bark magazine. She has written hundreds of articles for regional wire services and for outlets such as National Geographic Traveler, The San Francisco Chronicle, Travelers’ Tales, NBC’s Petside.com, RescueDiva.com, AnimalIssuesReporter.com, and Examiner.com (Animal Policy Examiner).

Together with coauthor Shelley Frost, Katerina wrote a step-by-step guide for hands-on, in-the-trenches dog rescue, Your Adopted Dog: Everything You Need to Know About Rescuing and Caring for a Best Friend in Need (The Lyons Press).

Paley Frances was born and raised in Los Angeles, studying film history and journalism at the University of Southern California in Downtown LA, where she started rescuing stray dogs. After working in documentary television for several years, Paley founded a dog rescue and adoption organization, leaving The Industry behind and placing more than 500 dogs in the next 14 years. Now she lives on five acres in rural Vermont with her son, four rescued dogs, Chadly, Callista, Caito and Little Lil; three rescued cats, Tessa, Tori and Tango; and five fish, who shall remain nameless.

Meera Lester is the author of THE MURDER OF A QUEEN BEE, A BEELINE TO MURDER, and the forthcoming HIVE OF HOMICIDES from Kensington Books in New York. Her Henny Penny Farmette series of cozy mysteries are based on her life as the proprietress of a farmette in Northern California where she keeps chickens and bees and raises heirloom vegetables, fruits, and berries: www.hennypennyfarmette.com. Her books are widely available online and in traditional bookstores everywhere.

A. Bronwyn Llewellyn is a veteran writer and editor. She has developed, written, and/or edited scores of exhibitions for museums around the country on a variety of topics, including basic science concepts, honeybees, natural history, climate change, animal adaptations (camouflage, poison, etc.), the civil rights movement, Chinese astronomy, garbage, high technology, the ecology of the Hudson River, Turkey, and skyscrapers.

Ms. Llewellyn has published eight books on various topics, including Shakespeare and green jobs. She has edited, and contributed to, two collections of horse stories for Adams Media, Horse Crazy: Women and the Horses They Love, and Horse Healers: Stories of Courage and Hope. Currently, she is writing a new guidebook for Old Sacramento and two novels, one about a cat and one about a giraffe.

Ms. Llewellyn is the freelance copyeditor for two websites in San Francisco, including KQED’s QUEST Science website, which addresses sustainability issues related to food, energy, water, climate, and biodiversity. Launched in 2007, it is the largest multimedia program of KQED, the National Public Radio/TV affiliate in San Francisco. For KQED, she has also edited several e-books on topics such as biotechnology and climate change.

Ms. Llewellyn has indulged her own passion for animals by volunteering at a therapeutic riding center and the Humane Society of Silicon Valley.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from William Jewell College and a master’s degree in museum studies from the Cooperstown Graduate Program in New York.