JanGen Press LLC was created in 2004, to publish books by Laurie Kaplan.
Kaplan’s Siberian husky Bullet was diagnosed with lymphoma at 9 years old. With chemo and a home care regimen that Kaplan designed, Bullet survived cancer. He passed to the “Rainbow Bridge” at 14 years old, four and a half years after his lymphoma diagnosis. He was still in remission.
During Bullet’s chemotherapy protocol, Kaplan was the editor of Catnip medical newsmagazine from Tuft’s school of veterinary medicine. Bullet’s oncologist, Dr. Paolo Porzio, urged Kaplan to write a book to help others who have a dog with cancer. Kaplan wrote the first edition of “Help Your Dog Fight Cancer,” which won numerous literary awards, and JanGen Press published it. When given a diagnosis of cancer, this book provides the information that dog owners need to turn despair to confidence and become their best friend’s best advocate.
In 2010, JanGen Press published Kaplan’s second book, titled “So Easy to Love, So Hard to Lose: A Bridge to Healing Before and After the Loss of a Pet.” By this time, Kaplan had provided counseling to hundreds of pet owners. She wrote this book to reach out to others who are unable to get past the grief. This book offers pet owners a way to go through the grief process, mentally and emotionally, and come out still feeling the love for their pet but letting go of the intense sadness and pain.
Magic Bullet Fund
Kaplan is the founder and administrator of Magic Bullet Fund, helping people who have a dog with cancer but cannot afford treatment fees. The fund has helped 500 families take their dogs through cancer treatment.
JanGen Press is now offering to publish books by other authors. If you have a book that you need published, email us a description of your book on the Contact form.