Originally from Seattle but currently living on Bainbridge Island, local author Maureen Maurer was featured in a July 2021 edition of the Bainbridge Review after a book signing event at Eagle Harbor Books. Maurer wrote Wonder Dogs: True Stories of Extraordinary Assistance Dogs (2021). "Their stories have inspired me so much I'm just excited to share their stories with other people, especially to anyone who's facing challenges. My hope is that readers will be inspired and encouraged by these stories." Maurer operates Assistance Dogs Northwest located on Bainbridge Island.