Sir Oliver of Skygate Farm is an Old English Sheepdog – at least that is his AKC registered name. He prefers being called Ollie. James Stack is his loving, and protective, owner. But both Ollie and James prefer that he be called Ollie’s friend.

Ollie wants to get the word out about James’ writing. Ollie spends hours under James’ desk, sharing time with James while he writes. They have a special bond, looking out for one another. So, Ollie would like you to know more about James.

James Stack is a recipient of the Freedom of Expression of Courage Award from PEN America. His memoir, WORLD’S FAIR, was serialized on The Huffington Post in 2012, and his blog, Postcards From Lebanon, about his experience with chemotherapy, appeared on The Huffington Post during 2013/2014. Published in 2013, his memoir and a collection of poetry, PLEASURES & SEASONS OF VERMONT, are available on Amazon.com. His poems have appeared or will soon in ENGLYN: Journal of Four Line Poetry, the Maine Review (Grand Prize winner), America Is Not the World (Pankhearst Anthology), Ash & Bones and as part of the 22nd Annual Artists Embassy International’s Dancing Poetry Festival, among others. His short stories have appeared or will soon in the Maine Review, Five2One Magazine, Ruminate Magazine, and FishFood Magazine and been semifinalists in the New Millennium Writings and in Cutthroat contests.

Please feel free to comment on the blog, and either Ollie or James (most likely James) will get back to you.

6 thoughts on “About

  1. This is a great website. Ollie is a very special dog. I have known him since he was a puppy. Keep the blog coming..it’s very entertaining.


  2. This is so much fun!!! Ollie is so wonderfully descriptive. However sounds like there might be something more descriptive about why poor Ollie can’t return to his first kennel…..

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