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Published:June 26th, 2014 16:11 EST
Judyth Piazza interviews Norlene C. Chamberlain, Co Author of Ariel Therapy Dog of the Rio Grande Valley

Judyth Piazza interviews Norlene C. Chamberlain, Co Author of Ariel Therapy Dog of the Rio Grande Valley

By Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)

Woof-woof! My name is Ariel and I`m a therapy dog! Come join me and I will show you what I do for the kids at my school!

Norlene C. Chamberlain, counselor and author, was named Rio Grande Valley Outstanding Counselor of the year 2012 by the Rio Grande Valley Counseling Association. She and her co-counselor Ariel, a standard poodle, have been a Therapy Team since 2010. They are registered with Pet Partners® Therapy Animal Program. Ariel Therapy Dog of the Rio Grande Valley is the first book in a series of three about Ariel and her exploits. Ariel`s FaceBook Page is Ariel Therapy Dog. They have presented at conferences promoting Therapy Dog programs; it is their mission. Norlene and Ariel work together at Dr. Rodriguez Elementary School in Harlingen, Texas.

Rickey E. Pittman, the Bard of the South, is a storyteller, author, songwriter, and folksinger and was the Grand Prize Winner of the 1998 Ernest Hemingway Short Story Competition. Originally from Dallas, Texas. Pittman presents his stories, music and programs at schools, libraries, churches, organizations, museums, Civil War Reenactments, and Celtic festivals throughout the South.

Rod Espinosa is a published adapter, author, and an illustrator of children`s books and young adult books. Rod`s work has earned him a nomination for Promising new talent " and Best artist " for the 2000 Ignatz Awards and a 2002 Eisner Award nomination for Best Title for Younger Readers ", and a nomination for the Max und Moritz Prize in the category Bester Comic für Kinder " (best comic book for younger audience). In 2008, Rod won an international comic book contest sponsored by the UN and WHO entitled Stop Tuberculosis, which aims to educate people about how to avoid Tuberculosis. The pamphlet is printed worldwide in 8 major languages.

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