Hello and welcome to my website.

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, and writing biographies.

Separate to that I enjoy working with dogs, helping them to overcome behavioural problems and guiding training.

There's more information throughout the site so please read on.

Note that some of my titles can be purchased directly by going to the BOOKS section of this website.   If they are not in stock, please contact your local or on-line bookstore for availability.  

Thanks for visiting.

Gina Dawson

Latest Books

Reggie the Rescue Dog

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.

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Lester the Library Dog

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.

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Harriet the Hearing Dog

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. 

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Gus the Guide Dog

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.

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Latest News

Thank you to Whitsunday Lions Club

27 August 2023

The lovely Lions of Whitsunday purchased a selection of books from me recently, and have generously donated them to their local school library.   It is wonderful to know that the books are out there being enjoyed by young readers in schools across Australia.

A special thanks to Lion, Sue G. who personally presented the books to school principal, Angie Kelly.   Sue also wrote a lovely note […]

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Library Book Display

25 June 2023

Thank you to the school and public librarians who have featured my books for themes, book week and other occasions.   Thanks also to everyone who sends me pictures of the displays, which of course brings a smile to my face.

This year, due to Lester the Library Dog and Reggie the Rescue Dog, I have received some fabulous photos of school dogs, large and tiny, from […]

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Calamvale Lions Club’s book donations to local schools

14 March 2023

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 […]

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Lester the Library Dog and Reggie the Rescue Dog January 2023 Releases

3 December 2022

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 […]

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Thank you to Cobram Barooga RSL

14 September 2022

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 […]

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Thank you to Rocky River Lions Club

26 August 2022

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 […]

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