Tim McHugh

Musician, songwriter, author, lost poet, father, husband, teacher...the list of titles is daunting depending on the day of the week.  I'm a person that squeezes inspiration from every moment, turning moments into songs and stories.


In the fall of 2011, Turner Publishing acquired the rights to publish my new book,Ivan! A Pound Dog's View on Life, Love and Leashes. This story was inspired by my former pound dog Ivan. Ivan had strong opinions on everything from war to globalization and who could be better suited to put forth a message to the world than a one-eyed, underbitten shelter dog? 



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A Tolstoy quoting canine

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"Inspiring and moving..." Allen Pierleoni - The Sacramento Bee

“'Ivan' is packed with laughs..." Ranny Green - Dog Writer's Association of America

"Fetch. Sit. Read."  Teri Schlichenmeyer - Eagle-Tribune