Melissa Jo Peltier
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Melissa Jo Peltier

Peltier is a New Yorker these days, born a New Englander who made a 20-year detour through Hollywood after graduating Phi Beta Kappa and cum laude from Pomona College in Claremont, CA. Most recently, she is the author of the darkly comic Hollywood novel, "Reality Boulevard". She is also the co-author of six non-fiction works: "The Mommy Docs Ultimate Guide to Pregnancy and Birth"; plus five books with 'Dog Whisperer' Cesar Millan, all of which were New York Times Best Sellers.

A two-time Emmy Award-winning writer and producer, Ms. Peltier won her first Emmy for educational programming at the age of 23. Since then, she has accumulated over 50 national and international awards and accolades for her work as a producer, writer and editor of both documentary and dramatic television and film productions. Ms. Peltier is best known for her work as director and co-writer of the primetime documentary special, "Scared Silent: Exposing and Ending Child Abuse", hosted by Oprah Winfrey. This multi-network simulcast was hailed as television's most watched documentary ever, and earned Ms. Peltier the coveted Humanitas Prize. Following closely on its heels was the Peabody Award-winning "Break the Silence: Kids Against Child Abuse", which Ms. Peltier also wrote and directed. In 1994, she was producer-director-writer of A&E's four-hour special, "Titanic: Death of a Dream" and "Titanic: The Legend Lives On", then the highest-rated program ever aired on A&E, which won two Emmy Awards, including an award to Ms. Peltier for outstanding documentary writing. Three more Writer's Guild of America nominations for documentary feature writing followed in subsequent year, as well as three primetime Emmy Nominations for Best Reality Show as an Executive Producer of National Geographic Channel's "Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan". "Dog Whisperer" also won the People's Choice Award in 2010. Peltier is a co-founder, partner and executive producer at the Burbank-based production company MPH Entertainment, which has created over 350 hours of orginal documentary and reality television programming, dozens of which she produced, wrote or directed.

Peltier's dramatic TV and feature credits include writing the Lifetime movie "Nightwaves" starring Sherilyn Fenn, and the story, "The Collector", for the hit CBS series, "Ghost Whisperer". With her MPH partners, she served as producer of the film "Men Seeking Women" (starring Will Farrell) and co-executive producer of "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," one of the most popular and profitable indie films of all time. Most recently, she produced the multi-festival-winning indie feature, "White Irish Drinkers", for Ovington Avenue Productions, of which she is also a principal with her husband, film/TV writer/director John Gray.

She is represented by Scott Miller at the Trident Media Group.

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    • How to Raise the Perfect Dog

    • Through Puppyhood and Beyond
    • By: Melissa Jo Peltier, Cesar Millan
    • Narrated by: John H. Mayer
    • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 692
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 543
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 537

    Based on Cesar's own detailed experiences raising individual puppies from some of the most popular breeds, How to Raise the Perfect Dog is like having Cesar right beside you....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful book if you are getting a new puppy!

    • By Morran on 12-31-12

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Cesar's Way

    • The Natural, Everyday Guide to Understanding and Correcting Common Dog Problems
    • By: Cesar Millan, Melissa Jo Peltier
    • Narrated by: John H. Mayer
    • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 865
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 554
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 558

    In this definitive and accessible guide, Cesar Millan, star of Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan, reveals what dogs truly need to live a happy and fulfilled life....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This Really Works!

    • By L. Worthington on 07-14-07

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Cesar Millan's Lessons from the Pack

    • Stories of the Dogs Who Changed My Life
    • By: Melissa Jo Peltier, Cesar Millan
    • Narrated by: Angelo Di Loreto, Cesar Millan
    • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 85

    In this inspiring book, best-selling author and "Dog Whisperer" Cesar Millan uses decades of experience to reveal the many ways that dogs and people can enrich each other's lives....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Insightful

    • By Sandy Alstrin on 12-23-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Don't Let Your Doctor Kill You

    • How to Beat Physician Arrogance, Corporate Greed and a Broken System
    • By: Dr. Erika Schwartz MD, Melissa Jo Peltier
    • Narrated by: Erika Schwartz MD
    • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    Developing personal self-confidence, choosing the right doctor for you, walking out on the wrong ones with impunity, and making the right choices will add up to great health care....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Must Read for Every Doctor and Patient

    • By Amazon Customer in Sanford NC on 10-13-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • A Member of the Family

    • Cesar Millan's Guide to a Lifetime of Fulfillment with Your Dog
    • By: Melissa Jo Peltier, Cesar Millan
    • Narrated by: John H. Mayer
    • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 86
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 40

    In his frank, simple, and calm manner, Cesar acts as your personal guide as you build a fulfilling, satisfying relationship with your dog....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Cesar is great!

    • By Maria on 12-03-08

    Regular price: $31.93

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