Welcome to my blog, the place where I devote many of my posts to my dogs, but where I also talk about me—Donna Owczarek—the person behind the keyboard. Who am I? I’m a writer who lives on Long Island with my husband Nick, two feisty felines, and our three rescued dogs–the inspiration for all of my work.
An interesting tidbit about my difficult-to-spell last name is that it means “Sheep Dog” or “Shepherd” in Polish. I thought of adopting a pen-name that might be easier to spell, but since my writing seems to always include a dog, and one of my dogs is in fact a shepherd mix (pictured below), I decided my true name was fitting.
My work, both fiction and non, has appeared in Family Dog Magazine, Celebrating Greyhounds Magazine, Modern Dog Magazine, and the Vizsla Club of Long Island’s quarterly newsletter. My fiction has won and placed in the American Kennel Club’s Annual Fiction Contest, and my story “Glimmer” was nominated for the Dog Writers Association of America’s Maxwell Medallion.
If you’d like to read a few of my stories, or learn more about my current writing endeavors, please visit my official author’s website: DonnaOwczarek.com.
And if you want to learn more about the four-legged muses behind my work, you’ve come to the right place. Just click your way around this site to discover the dogs who bring my keyboard to life.