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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.
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Every dog that is loved and cared for makes a difference to our lives. With a dog at your side, you have an amazing friend. The stories of these incredibly special dogs are compiled in this easy to read, sensitively written book, complete with photographs. The stories celebrate the strong bond between dog and human and the amazing impact dogs can have on our lives.Read More
Bullying is serious and potentially has a lasting impact. Young people may feel afraid or ashamed and may even believe they are in some way responsible or helpless to stop it.We Can Deal with Bullying! debunks these beliefs. The gentle and supportive text encourages young people to ask for help, maintain self-esteem, develop resilience, manage their reactions and stand united with others against bullying.Read More
Next Door’s Dog is a Therapy Dog is the third book about working dogs by Gina Dawson, each written to educate children about the various roles that working dogs have in modern society, the difference they make to people’s lives and the importance of having the right dog on the job.Read More
Next Door’s Dog has a Job and Next Door’s Dog goes to School are going to be reprinted, having once again sold out. To the many people who have contacted me and registered their interest, therefore helping this to happen, thank you. If you want to purchase these titles, which will be in high quality softcover and available in September 2021, please do so through […]Read More
Thank you for the wonderful emails and reviews that I have received following the release of this title. I have been overwhelmed by the interest and support this book continues to generate. Thanks also to the RSL Clubs, veterans, schools, libraries and kindergartens who have ordered. A handful of reviews are below. Gina Dawson.
I would just like to tell you that your book […]Read More
Librarian Lorraine set up this amazing ANZAC display at Dongara District High School. She said that the display was inspired by and centred around Next Door’s Dog is a Veteran’s Dog. The focus was on the roles of animals during and after conflict and the aftermath of war.
I felt honoured that the book was used as a centrepiece for such a beautiful display, which will remain […]Read More
There have been a few hold-ups, with Christmas, shipping delays, restrictions and more, but I’m thrilled to say that Next Door’s Dog is a Veteran’s Dog is about to hit the bookshelves.
Again, a huge thank you to the kindergartens, schools, libraries, RSL and other veteran organisations and individuals who have supported, ordered or spread the word about this title.
The fourth in the Next Door’s Dog […]Read More
I am delighted that Next Door’s Dog is a Veteran’s Dog will be released on April 1st, 2021. To my knowledge this is the only book of its type, educating children about PTSD and Assistance Dogs. I have been overwhelmed by the help and support I have had from veterans, first responders and Assistance Dog organisations, as well as from schools, kindergartens and psychologists. Pre-orders […]Read More
I was invited, along with Assistance Dog, Kiera, to Burnside Library in January 2021 to take part in their school holiday program. In our session, I spoke with the children about two topics, writing books and Assistance Dogs. I believe it really important to educate children about correct etiquette around Assistance Dogs as they become more prevalent in our society. After our chat, I read […]Read More
It’s been a quiet year for author visits, with many schools and centres scaling down or cancelling Book Week due to COVID-19 restrictions.
It was lovely to have the opportunity to visit a school and a kindergarten during November. At both venues the children were very enthusiastic participants in the sessions, where we discussed how books are made from idea to shop shelf, as well as […]Read More