Jeni Ruth Yasi "Oh To Lie in Your Arms" --WBB
In 2003, Jeni Ruth Yasi's story "Oh to Lie in Your Arms" was chosen to be a part of the Women Behaving Badly 50.
Yasi has gone on to write and self-publish The Whole Stunned World: Between Boston and Burma published in 2010.
Gurney doesn't want to get involved with politics. She's raising her son in a nice safe place, starting to feel like an American again. But her mother is still struggling to survive in Burma. The father of her son is trapped in Burma too. Fighting a brutal dictatorship, they need her help. Gurney doesn't want to be an activist. She doesn't want to involve her American family in all the trouble she left behind in Burma. But she had to do something. "Engaging prose reveals the intimate, permanent effects of politics on families as well as the ways in which individuals chip away at a massive system of oppression, dreaming of freedom, and achieving inner peace." -- Edith Mirante, author of "Burmese Looking Glass" and "Down the Rat Hole" An earlier version of this novel was awarded the OMNI International Peacewriting Prize for Fiction. 10% of all proceeds donated to freeburmarangers.org http://youtu.be/lKm4zbCoEdo
Yasi lives in Maine where she is Head Trainer at Whole Dog Camp in Bowdoinham Maine, is a certified Trick Dog Trainer, CGC Evaluator, Therapy Dog Handler, and a member of the Musical Dog Sport Association, Association of Pet Dog Trainers, World Canine Freestyle Organization, USDAA, CPE, and NADAC agility organizations. She graduated from Vermont College in 1998 with a major in Behavior Science and Character Development, and has been a “clicker” trainer since the beginning of her professional training career.
Yasi’s dogs are champion trick dogs, and also compete in freestyle, agility and Rally. Tigerlily, Jenny’s 7 year-old dog, works as a therapy, hearing service and boat dog. In addition to getting puppies started off on the rightpaw, Jenny has experience helping adult animals with severe behavior problems. Whole Dog Camp’s training curriculum relies on building humane awareness and canine trust in human leadership through fun games we play with our dogs.