About Joanne Brokaw

Joanne Brokaw describes herself as “a disorganized, addle-brained, Jesus-loving, dog training, tea-addicted” award-winning freelance writer, blogger and columnist who is also “a terrible housekeeper and equally bad cook”.

She’s spent the majority of her professional writing career covering entertainment and freelancing for dozens of Christian and community newspapers, magazines and websites in the U.S. and Canada. Her extensive writing resume includes credits from American Greetings, Beliefnet.com, ChristianVoice Magazine, Focus on the Family publications, WorldNetDaily.com; she is the recipient of two Evangelical Press Association awards.

But after a year volunteering at a local animal shelter, she decided to refocus her creative energies to satisfy her insatiable curiosity about dog behavior while helping people better understand how to care for and communicate with their pets.

Joanne has written for several animal-related publications, including the Fido Friendly blog and Pup Culture Magazine. She also oversees her dog Bandit’s blog, where he “does dog stuff and then writes about it.”

Joanne lives with three dogs*, a cat, some chickens, and one very patient husband. You can read more about life at The Funny Farm on her personal blog, www.NotesFromTheFunnyFarm.com.

(* On January 6, 2012, her dog Scout went to live on God’s Farm on the Sky, leaving her with two dogs “in the fur” and one in spirit.)