Susan Marino

Susan Marino was an intensive-care pediatrics nurse for 30 years, working with terminally ill children. She founded the nonprofit Angel's Gate hospice 12 years ago in her home on Long Island and continues to run the center with her husband. This is her first book. Denise Flaim is the author of "The Holistic Dog Book" and a staff writer and pet columnist for "Newsday". She is the owner of champion Rhodesian ridgebacks.