Media Updates

Spring in the Park

Story Circle Book Reviews of Short Leash:
(Reviews by, for and about women)

"When I opened the delightful cover and began my walk through the seasons with Gary and Barney, I entered sacred space. I will long remember this beautifully told story, one that so captured my attention, my emotions, and my sense of reverence for its layered splendor of language, place, reflection, and images. Short Leash is a treasure."
(by Mary Jo Doig, April 2015)

New Pages Review


Read Reviews and Blogs from the Short Leash 15 week virtual book tour.


November 24, 2013
News Channel 8 (WJLA-TV) Washington, D.C.
Interview with Dr. Katy Neslon, DVM

Turn of the Page

November 16th and 17th, WCFK-FM Kingsport TN, WETL-FM South Bend, IN
November 18th on-

In-depth discussion of the book, the writing process and the life that led to the writing of Short Leash with Turn of the Page's Joan Bryden.

WBAL-TV, Baltimore, MD

Interview with WBAL's Lisa Robinson

October 27, 2013
Baltimore, Maryland

Web Radio

Interview with Ed Turner of Senior's Web Radio.

Reading from Short Leash at Quiet Waters Park book launch

Quiet Waters Park "Twisty Tree" trail--one of the trails Janice and Barney explore in "Short Leash: A Memoir of Dog Walking and Deliverance"

Janice Gary (shown with Barney) is the award-winning author of Short Leash: A Memoir of Dog Walking and Deliverance (Michigan State University Press, 2013), available through Amazon, Barnes and Noble and other fine booksellers. She is known for her dynamic memoir workshops at places like The Writer's Center (Bethesda, MD) and the C.G. Jung Foundation (NYC). She also works as a coach and mentor to help writers find their voice and understand how to weave meaningful stories from the threads of life experience.