Ellen Garrison


Ellen Garrison, a life-long dog lover and enthusiastic supporter of animal rescue groups, lives with her husband and two dog kids in a 29-foot travel trailer in the southwestern US. Trailer Dogs is her first book about starting over in a society formerly known as the “American Middle Class.”

Smashwords Interview

How do you approach cover design?
I start drawing stuff on a piece of paper. I use a pencil with a big honkin’ eraser. If it looks ok, then I go over the pencil lines with a Sharpie.
What do you read for pleasure?
Depends on what you mean by “pleasure.”
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Where to find Ellen Garrison online

Where to buy in print


Flight of the Trailer Dogs
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,890. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Flight of the Trailer Dogs is the the 3rd (and final?) installment in the Trailer Dog Chronicles. Subtitled Life In America's New Middle Class, this book documents the author and her old man's evacuation from "hell" for more a northerly (and more liberal) realm. Have they made the right decision? Will they find true happiness in the Pacific Northwest? Find out the answers to these questions.
Revenge of the Trailer Dogs
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,160. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Current affairs
Book two of the continuing hilarious and often bittersweet real-life saga of Ellen Garrison and her husband as they adjust to life in a 29 foot travel trailer with two spoiled, incorrigible small dogs. Self-proclaimed liberals, Ellen and her “old man” struggle to fit in with their fellow (mostly right-wing) "Trailer Dogs," as they recover from devastating personal and financial losses.
Trailer Dogs - Life in America's New Middle Class
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,300. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Economic policy
Trailer Dogs is the story of survival in today’s near-extinct Middle Class. After losing their small business and life savings to the government’s unfathomable shutdown, the author and her husband are forced to sell their home and move into a travel trailer. Trailer Dogs will make you laugh, cry, and maybe even a little angry. But it will never make you bored.

Ellen Garrison's tag cloud

animal welfare    dogs    downsizing    freedom    humor    life    lifestyle    memoir humor    middle class    politics    rescue animal    rescue dog    rv    satire    trailer    trailer life    trailer parks    trailers