Linda Anderson

   The Pet Relationship Expert


       Bestselling and Award-Winning Author

       Women’sLifestyle Marketing Consultant

        Outstanding Speaker,Educator and Teacher Trainer



Linda Anderson is at the forefront in pointing out important economic, social, health, educational, and spiritual implications for three underestimated yet enormously significant lifestyle changes in America today:


• Two out of three homes have pets (the highest number in history);

88 percent of people with pets view them as family members;

More people have pets than have children;

7,000 animal organizations with 10,000,000 members operate in communities across the country everyday and affect who wins elections, the food and clothing sold at stores, and a city or state's quality of life;

There is a proven, direct link between animal abuse in children and adults and violent behavior toward humans;

People live longer, age better, have less loneliness, and are healthier if they have pets;

Millions of people make hundreds of lifestyle choices for how and where to live, what church to attend, and how to spend their money based on their love and concern for family pets.


  Linda Giving a Presentation at the Minneapolis Convention Center


Linda Anderson is an internationally recognized bestselling author of ten popular pet books and inspirational speaker about the benefits and complexities of human-animal companionship. She uses her professional experiences as a small business owner, educator, consultant, and media specialist to enlighten audiences about the needs, interests, and priorities of millions of people who love their pets.

As a six-year breast cancer survivor, she knows the value of pets for bringing healing and comfort, because her beloved pets were there for her through one of the most challenging and painful periods of her life. As a trained animal rescue volunteer, Linda raises awareness of the need for individuals and societies to protect and save animals.

Linda and Allen donate a portion of proceeds from their work to animal rescue organizations and they do fundraising activities. Their dog and cats are rescued -- or is it the other way around?


Linda Anderson’s Professional Experiences Address Wide-Ranging Audience Needs!


Linda earned bachelor of science and master of science degrees in elementary and reading education from Saint Cloud State University in Minnesota. She is a writing instructor at The Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis where she won an Outstanding Teacher Award.

In one of the most dramatic (literally) periods of her life, Linda was the literary manager and Director of New Play Development for the Academy Theatre in Atlanta. She won national awards for her plays which have been produced around the country. She continues to pursue dramatic adventures as a member of Minnesota Screenwriter’s Workshop with several screenplays to her credit.

In her early career Linda Anderson was an elementary school teacher and the coordinator for a half-million dollar federally funded grant to improve reading skills of inner city schools in St. Louis, Missouri. Throughout the Midwest she conducted teacher inservice training for school districts. She wrote a series of textbooks showing teachers how to raise pupils’ test scores and academic skills. For two years, she was the Newspaper in Education Coordinator for the Georgia Press Association.

Later, as a small business owner, Linda consulted with major corporations and the Georgia Hospitality Association on better ways to train, motivate, reduce turnover, and manage hotel and restaurant employees, especially those who are non-English-speaking or have low reading skills.

Linda was the seminar manager and publicist for an international nonprofit organization before branching out into freelance writing and book authorship with her husband. Allen and Linda Anderson have been married for twenty-five years and are parents of two children and a family of pets. She is a member of the American Society of Journalists & Authors (ASJA), the Minnesota Screenwriters’ Workshop, National Writer’s Union, and other writers and speakers groups.

Linda’s speaking, consultations, and presentations have taken her to cities across the mainland United States, Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, The Netherlands, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and West Africa.



The Easiest Speaker You Will Ever Work With!


You will find Linda a pleasure to work with. A consummate professional, she knows the keys to success are careful preparation and meticulous planning. This is why she takes the time to uniquely tailor her presentation for your audience.

With Linda as speaker, your program will become a special event attendees enjoy and talk about for months to come.

Call 952-925-3309 or e-mail for additional details or to book presentations with Linda Anderson or Linda and Allen Anderson.The Easiest


Linda and Allen Anderson's Popular Book Series:


Book published by Dutton-Plume:

Angel Animals: Exploring Our Spiritual Connection with Animals, (1999)

Books published by New World Library:

God’s Messengers: What Animals Teach Us about the Divine (2003)

Angel Cats: Divine Messengers of Comfort (2004)

Angel Dogs: Divine Messengers of Love (2005)

Rainbows & Bridges: An Animal Companion Memorial Kit (2005)

Angel Horses: Divine Messengers of Hope (2006)

Rescued: Saving Animals from Disaster (2006)

Angel Animals: Divine Messengers of Miracles (2007)

New releases for 2008:

Saying Good-bye to Your Angel Animals: Finding Comfort after Losing Your Pet

Angel Dogs with a Mission: Divine Messengers in Service to All Life

New release for 2009:

Angel Horses with a Mission

Linda Anderson is author of the book, 35 Golden Keys to Who You Are & Why You’re Here (1998), published, translated, and sold in North America, Europe, Germany, India, and Southeast Asia.


Linda Anderson Inspires Writers!


Linda Anderson offers speaking and presentations for organizations, events, and meetings of professionals and people from all walks of life who want to write for pleasure or publication. Allen and Linda Anderson co-founded Writing on the Run™, an organization that helps people find time and space for writing. The Writer’s Digest E-Newsletter recommends their website ( The 2005 Writer’s Market published their article on finding time and space to write.

Linda Anderson
Speaker • Author • Consultant


Books by
Allen and Linda Anderson

New World Library is publisher of the Angel Animals series of books. New World Library is an important supplier of great books for animal lovers.

 Horses with a Mission: Extraordinary True Stories of Equine Service

 Angel Animals Book of Inspiration: Divine Messengers of Wisdom and Compassion

Angel Dogs with a Mission: Divine Messengers in Service
to All Life

Saying Goodbye to Your Angel Animals: Finding Comfort
after Losing Your Pet

Angel Animals:
Divine Messengers of Miracles

 Angel Horses:
Divine Messengers of Hope

Saving Animals from Disaster

Angel Dogs:
Divine Messengers of Love

 Angel Cats:
Divine Messengers of Comfort

 Rainbows & Bridges:
An Animal Companion
Memorial Kit


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No part may be used without permission.

The term Pet Relationship Expert™ is a trademark term.
Linda Anderson, P.O.B. 26354, Minneapolis, MN 55426

Call 952-925-3309 or e-mail for more details or to book presentations.

"As a speaker, Linda Anderson opens up a world of inspiration through amazing animal stories, creating a big shift for the listener about the true purpose of animals in our lives. Totally engaging and life affirming."
--Barbara Buckner, new media producer and project manager for Fortune 1000 companies

"Linda and Allen Anderson write about and speaks to the very heart of the divine gifts animals are and bring into our lives.  No greater joys have I witnessed in nearly 30 years of nursing than the face of a patient when hospital and nursing home volunteers brought in pets to visit the patients.  Linda and Allen bring the healing power of animals through his storytelling with great wisdom, clarity, and love."
--Arlene Forbes, registered nurse, geriatrics

"It was delightful to have you at Menorah Plaza presenting motivational stories about animals and their amazing powers. Your stories stimulated wonderful conversations and memories. This is a wonderful project and a great service to the community. My tenants are still talking about it. I highly recommend this presentation for any senior facility or program. I feel it is appropriate for any age audience."
--Helen Gurevich, director of programs, Menorah Plaza, Menorah West

"Linda and Allen Anderson have a special gift of communication whether it’s with the numerous audiences they address each year or the animals they nurture and rescue. Their compassion and assistance for the rescued and the needy as well as the healthy and well-cared for is an inspiring model. Their messages of healing and hope shine through everything they do and have left a lasting impression on me. I recommend them, without hesitation, as knowledgeable and inspirational public speakers and writers."
--Jo Gilbertson, formerly community relations manager for Barnes & Noble; now, group sales & audience development coordinator, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra