Meet The Authors: Kimi Culp, Lisa Erspamer, Robin Layton

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Lisa Erspamer


A dog lover since birth, Lisa Erspamer is the creator of the “A Letter To” series of books, launched by A Letter to My Dog in 2012. She’s also a New York Times best-selling author and a three-time Emmy-nominated producer. She is the co-founder of Happy Street Entertainment, a multimedia production company based in Nashville and Los Angeles, and the producer of Whitney, a Grammy-, Critics’ Choice– and IDA- nominated theatrical documentary. Prior to Happy Street, Lisa was known for her 19-year collaboration with Oprah Winfrey.

Robin Layton


An award-winning photojournalist and renowned photographic artist, Robin Layton was named one of the eight most talented photographers in America at the age of 24 by Life magazine in 1987. Robin’s work has been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, and she has been a Nikon ambassador since 2013.

Kimi Culp


Kimi Culp is a multimedia producer de- voted to identifying and developing stories with soul. Her experience includes work as a producer for NBC, ABC and The Oprah Winfrey Show. Kimi is the creator and host of the All the Wiser podcast.

Ann Satkoski


A co–executive producer for Happy Street Entertainment, Ann has more than a decade of experience working on a variety of productions with world-class talent such as Oprah Winfrey, Rosie O’Donnell, Jeff Probst, Kellie Pickler and more.


Thank you to PQ Blackwell, Chronicle Books and of course Meredith Corporation. Thank you to all of our wonderful contributors for sharing their love. Thank you to our fan- tastic A Letter to My Dog team: Courtney Kolinsky, Sarah Kunin, Guinn Rogers, Alex Lunn, Karsen Halpin, Jennifer Duck, Kessie Hollister and Corinne Hagen. And thank you to Happy Street Entertainment co-founders and dog lovers Sheila Stepanek and Allison Milgard for your endless sup- port and partnership.

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