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Allen Anderson memoir of his battle with two potentially fatal health issues – a brain aneurysm, which could rupture at any time, and a blood clot aimed at his heart, and the invisible connections between people and animals are written about in A Dog Named Leaf: the Hero from Heaven Who Saved My Life (Lyons Press, 2012).

Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, Ph.D., New York Times best-selling author of When Elephants Weep and Dogs Never Lie about Love says, “Although I am not a religious or spiritual person, the more I read, the more my skepticism melted. I am convinced of Leaf’s ability to sense what Allen needed. Readers will feel as if they know Leaf, and they’ll grow to love him too.”

Anderson and his wife, Linda, founded the Angel Animals Network in Minneapolis in 1996. They have penned 14 books about the spiritual qualities of animals and have appeared on, the Today Show, ABC’s Nightly News, BBC Radio, Washington Post, LA Times,’s Hot 100, and B&N’s Top 10. Allen Anderson won an American Society of Journalists & Authors Outstanding Book Award in 2006 for his book about animal rescue.

Anderson received a commendation by the Governor for his contribution as an author to the state of Minnesota. He also teaches writing at the Loft Literary Center and donates a portion of his books’ proceeds to animal welfare.

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