J. Shockley has been a freelance writer for over 25 years, working with a variety of organizations. She majored in Psychology, and studied journalism and creative writing at JCC up to 2006. A farm in rural Kentucky is where she grew up, and where a compassionate love for all animals developed. She is happily married to a man who supports her crazy animal side, and a proud fur Momma to two rescue dogs and one rescue kitty. Today, she uses her writing skills to entertain, enlighten and hopefully influence others in positive ways.