I just wanted to say thanks for another great conference! I appreciate your effort to give back to the pet writing community. Mordecai would be so proud! I'll look forward to next year!

- Lori Mauger

In memory of Mordecai Siegal, the Business of Pet Writing Conference is offering a scholarship to a member of the Dog Writers Association of America in 2013!

Morton Siegal, author of thirty-three books, passed away on Thursday evening, April 1, 2010, after suffering declining health for several years. The publishing world knew Morton Siegal as Mordecai, the pet name that his mother called him as a small child, and that he preferred. Mr. Siegal was an eloquent speaker, mentor and President Emeritus of the Dog Writers Association of America, an organization he truly loved.

In 2009, he was presented with the prestigious DWAA Hall of Fame Award on the floor of Madison Square Garden during the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. That was truly his crowning achievement!

The Scholarship includes:

     1. Free Conference Registration and the Networking Lunch.

     2. Ticket to the Dog Writers Association of America Annual
         Banquet which is being offered by Aaronco Publishing

     3. Tickets for both nights to Westminster's Annual Dog Show
         which will be donated by David Frei

To apply for the Mordecai Siegal Scholarship:

Please send us a one page letter describing yourself and your financial need, outlining your writing career and how coming to the pet writing conference can help you.

Please send the letter to Charlotte Reed, 362 Broome Street, #20, New York, New York 10013, between May 1st and August 31st. Scholarship winner will be announced before November 1st.

All applications will be kept strictly confidential.