Jeannie wrote her first book in elementary school. She painstakingly wrote, illustrated, bound it together in cardboard, and created the fabric cover out of an old pillowcase. A voracious reader, her heroes were the authors who possessed the power to create the characters and stories that kept her awake into the wee hours of the night as she devoured their words.As a student of journalism, broadcast communications, and rhetoric, Jeannie further developed her love for the art of telling a good story. Her love of animals, research, and investigative reporting threw her into the world of animal rescue. Delving deeper into this world, Jeannie turned all creative and professional endeavors to spreading compassion for all living things.