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Linda Lombardi

Writer — Freelance
Covers:  Pets, wildlife, conservation, animal behavior, animal cognition, dogs
Doesn't Cover: I do not cover weddings!!! Also I am the same Linda Lombardi who sometimes writes about Japan travel for the AP but PR pitches on this topic are likely to go nowhere, sorry!
Writer, unemployed zookeeper, crazy pug lady. Tweeting pugs, Japan, the occasional capybara. More words at Mongabay, Nat Geo online, AP, etc. Also @Yokai_Parade

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Linda Lombardi specializes in writing about the animals that share our planet and our homes. She has written for outlets including the Associated Press,, and National Geographic online. She is the author of two nonfiction books about animals:
Animals Behaving Badly: Boozing Bees, Cheating Chimps, Dogs with Guns and Other Beastly True Tales, probably the only book with 25 pages of bibliography that you'll find shelved under Humor, uses evidence from science and the news to show tha…

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@wombatarama — 375 followers, 6,857 tweets

@Matt_Alt Oh sure, from the guy who's written whole books about ghosts and yokai. I'll believe it when I see it! 😂
@Mulboyne ok but to be fair, there is nothing I can buy in a US convenience store that is anywhere near as good as a tuna mayo onigiri from a Japanese conbini, so I am willing to believe he may have a point.
I think we will stick with last year’s costume. What could be better than this? #pug #halloween
@GretchenAMcC wombat, because I am obsessed with odd animals and it can be derived from my last name by a series of fairly natural phonological rules.
@JezebelKat I'm coming in two weeks, can you guys please be done with the typhoons by then?
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What was your first job as a journalist?

Pets columnist for the Associated Press

How do you prefer to be pitched on stories?

Via the email on my website

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