Founded by fellow gamechanger, Glori Meldrum, Barking Dog Publishing brings together the heart-led publishing, publicity and marketing expertise you need to make an impact as an author. From writing and editing to publishing, podcast production and marketing, we give a voice to awe-inspiring people of all walks.

We know you’ve got a burning story inside of you. The things you’ve overcome, the resilience, the fateful twists and turns of your life—within you lies the powerful story of the underdog. And we’re here to help you use it to inspire the world.

Our talented team

Glori Meldrum

Founder & CEO

Glori is on a quest to create intergenerational change in our country, empower underdogs and celebrate everyday people who’ve overcome great hardship. At Barking Dog Publishing, she brings her inspired and heart-led strategic leadership to our clients. With her deep expertise and loving nature, Glori helps game changers break through the many barriers to entry in authorship, publishing and podcasting.

A nationally celebrated and award-winning social entrepreneur, Glori has previously founded and continues to lead two social good organizations. g[squared], an award-winning strategy, communications and marketing firm, empowers brands and helps raise millions of dollars annually for its nonprofit clients. As a survivor of child sexual abuse herself, Glori strove tirelessly to build Little Warriors and the Be Brave Ranch, which has since become a world-class treatment centre for kids who have been sexually abused.

Bob Jones

Chief Writer

Bob has authored and ghost-written multiple books, including a Canadian bestseller. At Barking Dog Publishing, he brings his keen perception and tack-sharp writing skills to each and every project.

A master communicator, Bob has been professionally weaving words for decades. As a highly strategic thinker, he knows how to craft thought-provoking and motivating stories. He loves to face complex issues head on, putting his problem-solving skills to excellent use in the world. Bob is a natural connector of ideas, people and potential.

Marketing team

Terry Elkins

Creative Director

Terry is a masterful storyteller who brings decades of experience to the Barking Dog Publishing team. Having refined his craft through years of agency experience, Terry brings our clients’ stories to life through meaningful marketing concepts and brilliant designs.

Terry has also taught graphic design at a university level, inspiring a whole new generation of creatives. He is deeply committed to the community and serves as both a leader and Board Chair at his church, donating his expertise to promote numerous church initiatives.

Melanie McKale

Communications Strategist

With over 17 years of writing experience, Melanie has a passion for heartfelt storytelling and artful narratives that inspire deeper levels of connection and emotion. With a rich background that includes everything from creative and technical writing to non-profit communications and advertising copy, Melanie brings a sharp eye for detail, a knack for creative conceptualization and unrivalled expertise in strategic execution.

When Melanie is not busy crafting copy of all shapes and sizes, she is busy raising her family and investing in her community. She is a proud supporter of many local non-profit organizations, including the Stollery Children’s Hospital, Santas Anonymous and a charitable women’s group that assists a number of causes throughout the year.

Jessica Koeman

Social Media Strategist

Jessica brings a flair for design and an incredible strategic mind to the Barking Dog Publishing team and our clients. Her depth of experience working with a variety of nonprofits across Alberta makes her a highly valuable contributor to our mission. She has helped numerous nonprofits reach their goals through social media and advertising campaigns. Jessica thinks outside the box and brings her flair for strategy to every project.

Jessica is also a passionate musician and illustrator. She loves exploring Edmonton, trying new coffee shops and bakeries, reading, hiking and camping.