Licensed Master of Social Work and Best-Selling Author

Kate and Jack (McAfghan)


Kate has been a Hospice Counselor and Clinical Social Worker for over 35 years. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from Nazareth College of Rochester and a Master's Degree in Social Work from Syracuse University (1989).  She now lives and writes in Southern Arizona with her two dogs, Immy and Joey. 


Kate began writing the Jack McAfghan Pet Loss Series in 2015 after the loss of her dog, Jack. Her father also died unexpectedly the following day. Everything she had ever learned, taught and practiced was tested. Six months later she would write the first book in The Jack McAfghan Series.  That book, "Reflections," would come to be the first book of the storybook trilogy and more books would follow. All written from canine Jack's perspective.


When you learn something new you grow and when you grow you heal. It's All By Design. Kate brings a lifetime of experience and dedicated clinical expertise to each and every book and support group. She has a strong intuition, proven by the channeling of her dog (Jack McAfghan) into her best-selling books which will help you work through your trauma until your love and faith become stronger than your grief. You can do this! It's what your best friend is waiting for. We're all in this together! Our story is your story too. 

Kate's Pet Loss Resources:


Join Jack's Page on Facebook for daily inspiration.

Visit our wonderful group, Jack McAfghan: Healing Pet Loss Heart to Heart, for support.

Join our aftercare grief group where we share signs from the afterlife: Only Gone From Your Sight: The Other Side of Grief

For the fun of it, Living and Loving in the Moment: Sharing Life with Animals is a group to enlighten your heart. 

#1 International Best Seller
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Keep the faith. Don't give up. Love Never Dies.

Kate McGahan LMSW

P.O. Box 4524  Tubac AZ. 85646


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