Audrey Pavia is a technical writer by day and a freelance writer by night. Her specialty is writing about animals, and it's no wonder. She lives with two horses, five chickens, two rabbits, four cats and a dog on her urban farm in Norco, Calif.
Audrey started her career in New York City as a magazine editor after graduating from New York University with a degree in journalism. After three years working on a home fashion magazine, she got a job as an editor for the American Kennel Club. This launched her career as an animal writer and editor, and was followed by staff positions on Dog Fancy, Dog World and Horse Illustrated magazines. She eventually struck out on her own as a freelancer specializing in animal subjects, and has since authored 23 books on a variety of critters, including Horses for Dummies. She has received several awards for her writing from the Dog Writers Association of America, the Cat Writers' Association and American Horse Publications.
Audrey is also a volunteer cat and dog socializer at the Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center in Riverside, Calif. She also competes in competitive trail-riding events with her horse, Milagro, and put two AKC agility titles on her Corgi, Nigel.