Thank you for checking out my page! I'm primarily an author of children's books, though I've more recently ventured into

other genres (short stories, flash fiction, anthologies, etc.). My favorite topics to explore are animal advocacy, wildlife rehabilitation, and mental health; and how these areas intersect. I enjoy editing as well, and since 2019, have been Associate Copy Editor for Better Than Starbucks Poetry & Fiction Journal. I am passionate about both pet hospice and pet loss support, and am currently in training to become a Pet Chaplain through the Association for Veterinary Pastoral Care (AVPE). I've recently started co- facilitating a pet loss support group

through Bridging Rainbows. I am a licensed social worker, working at a high school outside of Boston. 

I can be reached at caburbidge@gmail.com, so please feel free to reach out there or my Facebook Author's

Page. (Though I'm also on Instagram and Twitter, I can be lazy about checking those accounts!)

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BOOK AWARDS

2021 - The Story Monsters Dragonfly Book Award (Animals/Pets Category) - Honorable Mention:

Claire's Coyote Friends 

2020 - Readers' Favorite 5 Star Award: Paulie the Piping Plover's Merry Misfits: A Martha's Vineyard Tale

OTHER PUBLICATIONS (more recent)

Otherwise Engaged: Literature and Arts Journal, Summer 2021 edition: 'Validation Bay' (flash fiction story)

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