Hersch Wilson is a writer and dog guardian who lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. His family adopted their first dog, Shawnee, a German shepherd, when Hersch was ten. Since then, apart from a few dogless periods, he has been around dogs for over sixty years.
Hersch has worked as a dancer, a pilot, a soccer coach, and a leadership consultant. In 2022 he retired after thirty-three years as a volunteer assistant chief with the Santa Fe County Fire Department. His book Firefighter Zen: A Field Guide to Thriving in Tough Times was published in 2020 and won numerous awards.
He has written several other books, including Play to Win: Choosing Growth over Fear (with his father, Larry Wilson) and a self-published novel Test of Faith: A Novel of Faith and Murder in the Southwest.
His partner of forty-four years, Laurie, owns the renowned pet boutique Teca Tu in the heart of Santa Fe — she sees a lot of dogs! They have two animal-loving adult daughters, Brynne and Sully, and two grandchildren, Fiona and Dash. Of course, the Wilson household is a “forever home” to two dogs: Toby, a Great Pyrenees; and Maisie, a Chihuahua-terrier mix.
More of Hersch’s work can be found at his website HerschWilson.com and on Medium.com (HerschWilson.Medium.com).