Dominique DeVito grew up on a farm in Chester Springs, Pennsylvania, and attended Mount Holyoke College and the University of Pennsylvania. She published numerous bestselling animal care series with multiple publishers including Idiot's Guides, For Dummies, and Animal Planet, and is the author of The World Atlas of Dog Breeds and Beekeeping: A Primer. She co-founded the highly acclaimed Hudson-Chatham Winery in early 2006. Dominique has appeared in USA Today, Martha Stewart Living, and on The Food Network multiple times. She has published such kitchen favorites as Country Living 500 Kitchen Ideas, Cast-Iron Skillet Cookbook, The Cast-Iron Baking Book, Christmas Slow Cooking, Paleo Slow Cooking, and Cast-Iron Pies Cookbook.