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My passion is writing books for children to educate on personal and social issues, and books about working dogs. I also enjoy helping people record their memoirs. There's more information throughout the site so please read on.
Note that books can be purchased directly from the author by going to the BOOKS section of this website.
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Reggie the Rescue Dog
A beautifully illustrated and heart-warming story, Reggie the Rescue Dog is about responsibility, commitment, making good choices and enjoying the benefits that wonderful dogs can give us.Read More
Lester the Library Dog
Lester the Library Dog is about a day in the life of one working dog and how he makes life better in his community, as well as the rewards of team effort and responsibility.Read More
Harriet the Hearing Dog
Written in a sensitive and friendly style and beautifully illustrated, Harriet the Hearing Dog is a lovely educational story about the work of hearing assistance dogs.Read More
Gus the Guide Dog
Written in a sensitive and friendly style and beautifully illustrated, Gus the Guide Dog is a lovely educational story about the teamwork and close bond between a man with low vision and his guide dog.Read More
Calamvale Lions Club’s book donations to local schools
Lions Clubs across Australian have been fabulous supporters of my books, spreading the word and in some cases donating book packages to local schools to educate children about assistance, therapy and other working dogs. As a keen supporter of Lions Hearing Dogs myself, I am really appreciative of the support received by Lions, particularly for the title Harriet the Hearing Dog. Thank you.
Calamvale Lions Club […]
Lester the Library Dog and Reggie the Rescue Dog January 2023 Releases
Two children’s picture books, Lester the Library Dog and Reggie the Rescue Dog are set for release in January 2023.
Although these two titles are the third and fourth in the series, which commenced with Harriet the Hearing Dog and Gus the Guide Dog, they are different to books that came before them. These latest titles are not about Assistance Dogs.
Lester the Library Dog is […]Read More
Thank you to Cobram Barooga RSL
Cobram Barooga RSL have been purchasing books to donate to local kindergartens. Thank you! The children of the Eilleen Taylor Kindergarten were happy recipients of a selection of books, and they were also treated to a visit by Toby the Guide Dog. Their heart-warming thank you note says it all.
A huge thank you to Cobram Barooga RSL, along with the other RSL, Lions and other […]Read More
Thank you to Rocky River Lions Club
I was honoured to be invited as guest speaker to the Rocky River Lions Club in August. The members were very welcoming and after an excellent meal I spoke about books, publishing, assistance dogs and disabilities.
Kiera the assistance dog was also welcomed, and did her part to educate and entertain!
Thanks to Don for organising the visit. The club also generously purchased books to donate […]Read More
Article in Local Canungra Times
Above photo: Ann Norris, Col Lee, Cr Virginia West and Librarian Rosemary Talbot at Canungra Library. Photo: Supplied.
Another lovely surprise arrived today when I received a copy of an article, which appeared in the April edition of the Local Canungra Times. The text of the article is below. Thank you to Col Lee, and to the unknown South Australian veteran who passed on information about […]Read More
“The Dogs” showcased at Mareeba Expo
A disability and community expo was held at Mareeba, Queensland on April 7th. There were 50 stalls, servicing the disability sector and community. Headed by Wendy Rutherford (pictured), the Mareeba Library showcased some of their collection of books, on a range of topics.
I was thrilled to receive a photograph of the display, which included two of the Next Door’s Dog titles, and my new release […]Read More