On November 4th, 2015, I was able to check a serious bucket list item off my list, that frankly, I had assumed would never be checked off. We were asked by Terry herself to come on to Fresh Air and talk about Do Unto Animals, Tracey's "Friendly Guide to How Animals Live, and How we can Make Their Lives Better", and the book that I illustrated. This was surreal for me, considering that, as a freelancer, I listen to NPR literally all day, and visit with Terry daily at 2pm. We went to the NPR studio in Manhattan, where we were patched in to Terry in Philadelphia. Hearing her voice through the headphones felt like a dream. A dream where I am listening to Fresh Air, like I do everyday, and suddenly Terry starts talking to me through the radio. I was so nervous, but all the wracked-nerves were worth it! Read Terry's intro below, and click the link to listen to the full show!
"This is FRESH AIR. I'm Terry Gross. My guest, Tracey Stewart, and her husband, Jon Stewart, who left "The Daily Show," are beginning a new chapter of their lives. They're starting a farm animal sanctuary. Tracey is the one who's obsessed with animals. She's an animal advocate, a former vet tech and has rescued and fostered many animals. And there's more on the way. Tracey has written a new book called "Do Unto Animals: A Friendly Guide To How Animals Live, And How We Can Make Their Lives Better."
Also joining us is artist Lisel Ashlock, who did the wonderful illustrations of animals in the book. Lisel and Tracey have worked together on several projects, including a cafe called Moomah in Manhattan, which was a neighborhood place for sleep-deprived parents and their children. And they have a Web magazine called Moomah. Tracey Stewart, Lisel Ashlock, welcome to FRESH AIR..."