Book Events and Speaking Schedule

A DOG NAMED LEAF: The Hero from Heaven Who Saved My Life
By Allen Anderson with Linda Anderson

Book Events and Speaking Schedule

November 2012

Saturday, November 3, 2012, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Dog Days at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
3675 Arboretum Drive, Chaska MN 55318
Call 952.443.1400 for details.
Note: Allen Anderson will be signing A Dog Named Leaf throughout the event.

Thursday, November 8, 4:00 p.m. — 5:00 p.m.
Book Launch for A Dog Named Leaf
University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota Bookstores
G054 Coffman Memorial Union
300 Washington Avenue S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone: 612-625-6000

Saturday, November 10, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Diva Dog Book Party at Bubbly Paws for A Dog Named Leaf
3730 Grand Way
St Louis Park, MN 55416
Located at the Shops at Excelsior and Grand
Phone: 952-657-5300

Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Book Launch for A Dog Named Leaf
Common Good Books — Garrison Keillor, Proprietor
38 S. Snelling (Snelling and Grand)
St. Paul, MN 55105
Email or call 651.225.8989 for details.

Sunday, November 25, 2012, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Featured Speaker: Allen Anderson, author of A Dog Named Leaf
Lake Harriet Spiritual Community
4401 Upton Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55410
(612) 922-4272
Website: http://www.lakeharrietspiritualcommunity.or

Tuesday, November 27, 2012, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Book Event: A Dog Named Leaf
Meet author Allen Anderson
Barnes and Noble in Deer Park
20600 North Rand Road
Deer Park, IL 60010
(847) 438-7444





Last weekend, October 6, we had the honor and fun of attending American Humane Association’s Second Annual Hero Dog Awards at the Beverly Hilton in California. The weekend’s events started on Friday evening with a VIP reception where we got to meet American Humane’s president and CEO Dr. Robin Ganzert. She and board member Steve Dale wrote the foreword for our book, ANIMALS AND THE KIDS WHO LOVE THEM, but we’d never met them in person until that night.

Saturday, Dr. Ganzert had invited us to walk the red carpet and be their guest at the award show. Betty White, a former board member of American Humane, received a special award to honor her years of devotion to helping animals. Eight dogs, voted on by the millions of people from around the world, were finalists in various categories such as therapy dog, military dog, K-9 dog, and service dog. That night, the winner was announced – Gabe, a combat-seasoned US Army NCO whose ability to sniff out bombs in Iraq saved hundreds of lives.

We were also thrilled to meet Judy Fridono and Ricochet whose story is in our book DOGS AND THE WOMEN WHO LOVE THEM. Judy and Ricochet were Hero Dog finalists last year. Ricochet has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for charities by surfing in the ocean. More about her inspiring contributions at

Visit to see photos of us at the event.

Do you have a hero dog or cat or horse or rabbit or any other kind of animal who has helped you or others?

Please share your comments and answers to the questions on Angel Animals Facebook page: or and “Like” Angel Animals and A Dog Named Leaf. We will also have the questions posted on the Angel Animals Facebook page.

Allen and Linda Anderson
Angel Animals Network