About: Privacy + Podcast + Engage

Tales of Writing + Books + Compassion + Culture + Wagging Tails = Happiness Between Tails blog & podcast!


Searching for intelligent heartfelt posts about writing, arts, and love by a novelist (tales) that’s fun (happiness) and animal-loving (tails)?

If you enjoy the ideas and sensibility here and on the Happiness Between Tails Podcast, you’ll love my novels once they’re published — “Flamenco and the Sitting Cat” and its sequel, “Tango and the Sitting Cat.” They’re my love letters to all who worry that they’re too odd or old, too damaged or young or whatever, to find happiness alone or with a partner.


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Click H-E-R-E for my podcast version of this blog, located at AnchorFM. There you’ll also find links to subscribe, hear, and share it via most any platform, from Spotify and Apple Podcasts, to Google Podcasts and Pocket Casts, along with RadioPublic and Castbox and Stitcher and more, plus an RSS feed. The full list of 50+ places is at LinkTree.

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Self-Publishing and Thera-Piggies by Ashley L. Peterson Happiness Between Tails

#MentalHealth #Books #Authors #Publishing #Guinea Pigs Mental health nurse and author Ashley L. Peterson of Mental Health At Home dot org blogs out of Vancouver, Canada, and writes from both a personal perspective as well as that of a medical professional. Here she talks about how her pets help her to relieve stress. What's your best stress reliever? Share your thoughts, experiences, and questions by recording them on my Anchor by Spotify page — or comment at HappinessBetweenTails.com — or email me. Like what you hear? Buy me a coffee. buymeacoffee.com/SupportHBT Time Stamps (where segments begin): Time Stamps (where segments begin): HBT introduction Today’s topic and about today’s guest 1:00 Self-Publishing and Thera-Piggies: Ashley L. Peterson 2:00 My question for you 4:00 HBT outro Links used for the HBT blog post of this episode: Here’s the original blog version of this podcast episode. Ashley’s website Photos available at the HBT posts for this show: Ashley and her guinea pigs. Covers of her books. — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/depe9/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/depe9/support

About Me: da-AL

da-AL with Emmy
My Emmy statuette.

One of my short stories was printed in Verdad. Twice I’ve been granted the honor of attending Literary Women Festival of Authors as an “Emerging Author.”

Since I learned to hold a pencil, I’ve been a writer. My journalism awards include an Emmy (more about that and the video h-e-r-e) and various cable TV ones.

Some of my visual artist was featured in “New Directions in Altered Books,” by Gabe Cyr and California State Long Beach’s literary journal, Rip Rap. (See some of my art h-e-r-e.)

As a visual artist, some of my art is featured in “New Directions in Altered Books,” by Gabe Cyr and California State Long Beach’s literary journal, Rip Rap.)

Some of my childhood was spent in parts of Spain, much of my school years between U.S. coasts. Throughout, I was thrilled to exchange letters with my grandmothers in Argentina and Spain, as well as penpals from the schools I left behind.

My Iranian-American husband and I share a passion for world dance, cuisine, music, travel, animals, and literature. The charming lab-mix dog in the photo keeps me from sitting too long and brooding over commas.

da-Al with youngest black lab mix
The baby of the family..


I do my best to publish something new around the middle of each week. Your comments are important to me, so if I haven’t replied to you within a week, my apologies in advance for what is surely an oversight.


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317 thoughts on “About: Privacy + Podcast + Engage

  1. Tobias October 25, 2020 / 2:33 pm

    I read a lot of blogs so it takes me some time to get around to them all but ill definitely be back to read more! Have a great day!

    Liked by 1 person

    • da-AL October 31, 2020 / 3:52 pm

      thank you, Tobias 🙂


  2. mildredprincewelch September 1, 2020 / 6:24 pm

    “Trials leading ti Trails of writing from creativity-to innovation
    is the right path to take to become a verb superb writer
    to a adjective author”

    _-Van Prince

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Karima Hoisan August 16, 2020 / 2:56 pm

    I will enjoy exploring your blog as one of your new followers. Thank you for sharing your life and talents.

    Liked by 2 people

    • da-AL August 22, 2020 / 4:36 pm

      so happy, Karima 🙂


  4. mildredprincewelch August 8, 2020 / 6:17 pm

    “Every writer isn’t a poet, but every poet is a writer=to write anything of value turning prose into that-which teaches a lesson to others well learnt is testimony of the gifts that God instilled within you to bring mankind fulfillment redefining civilization.”_-Van Prince

    Liked by 2 people

      • mildredprincewelch August 8, 2020 / 6:56 pm

        I am just starting but I have ideas to show poets *&* writers how to open the door to have their work published if their work merit publication.Thank you!

        Liked by 1 person

      • mildredprincewelch August 15, 2020 / 4:51 pm

        I love your work from America to Abroad.

        Liked by 1 person

          • mildredprincewelch August 15, 2020 / 5:49 pm

            What can I say=I appreciate you talents!


          • mildredprincewelch August 15, 2020 / 5:49 pm

            Truth=truth is priceless!


  5. Anonymous July 24, 2020 / 4:52 pm
    • da-AL June 27, 2020 / 4:09 pm

      tx for visiting — good luck with your new site


    • da-AL June 27, 2020 / 3:56 pm

      tx for stopping by, Dilip 🙂


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