Allen and Linda Anderson are pet-experts, keynote speakers and authors of a series of books about the spiritual relationships between people and animals. In 1996, they co-founded the Angel Animals Network, dedicated to increasing love and respect for all life through the power of story.
In 2004, Allen and Linda Anderson were recipients of a Certificate of Commendation from Governor Tim Pawlenty in recognition of their contributions as authors enhancing the economy and welfare of the state of Minnesota. In 2007, they were awarded the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) Outstanding Book Award for Rescued: Saving Animals from Disaster.
Allen Anderson is a writer and photographer. He was profiled in Jackie Waldman’s book, The Courage to Give. Linda Anderson is an award-winning playwright as well as a screenwriter and fiction writer. She is the author of 35 Golden Keys to Who You Are & Why You’re Here.
Allen and Linda teach writing at the Loft Literary Center, in Minneapolis, where Linda was awarded the Anderson Residency for Outstanding Loft Teachers.
The Andersons share their home with a dog, two cats, and a cockatiel. They donate a portion of revenue from their projects to animal shelters and animal-welfare organizations.
At the Andersons’ websites visitors can enter current true story contests, send stories and letters about their experiences with animals, or offer tips for busy people who want to write. At the websites or by e-mail, people may also request a subscription to the free online publications, “Angel Animals Story of the Week” and “Writing on the Run Tip of the Week.”
Discover how surprising trends in pet ownership impact individual career, educational, volunteer, and philanthropic choices.
Explore deepening relationships between people and animals that have taken root because the greatest number of American homes in history have pets and regard for preserving nature is at an all-time high.
With visionary insights as the authors of 10 best-selling books, we'll leave audiences with plenty to think and talk about in this unprecedented cultural era of America's pet mania.
To find out more about Allen and Linda Anderson and the Angel Animals Network you can visit our website at www.angelanimals.net.
--Visit our Angel Animals Blog to read and comment on the articles and images. (Visit http://blog.angelanimals.net)
--Subscribe to the FREE "Angel Animals Story of the Week" for a new inspirational true story every weekend. Some people like to receive the story at work to start off Monday morning with inspiration. Join a worldwide community of animal lovers. Send your own stories for possible publication. (send blank e-mail to
firstname.lastname@example.org to subscribe or visit www.angelanimals.net/newsletter.html for more information)
--Watch Allen and Linda Anderson being interviewed on television news programs. (See Showcase Minnesota, WCCO News, KARE 11 News, and Showcase, KARE 11 News at www.angelanimals.net/media.html)
--See if you want to enter the newest, open 2008 Angel Horses with a Mission True Story Contest. There is no entry fees to enter. You can also view the winners of the 2007 Angel Dogs at with a Mission True Story Contest. (Visit www.angelanimals.net/contest.html)
--Take the fun-and-games Pet Personality Quiz and learn what your choice of pets says about you. (Visit www.angelanimals.net/quiz.html)
--Delight in a wide variety of Angel Animals stories ranging from the inspirational and mystical to humorous and honest. (Visit www.angelanimals.net/stories.html)
--Find out more about Allen and Linda Anderson as Pet-Expert Speakers and their presentations. (Visit www.angelanimals.net/speakers.html)
--Purchase autographed books from Allen and Linda Anderson. (Visit http://shop.angelanimals.net/main.sc)
--Read published articles about discovering and benefiting from the miraculous powers of animals. (Visit www.angelanimals.net/articles.html)