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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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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
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
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
Gus the guide dog and Harriet the hearing dog were released in late January, and sales are going gangbusters.
Thank you once again to the schools, kindergartens, child care centres and libraries who continue to purchase my books and send me lovely emails and photos and feedback. I love receiving them so please keep them coming!
There has also been a lot of interest from […]Read More
It has been an incredibly busy year, with two book releases and two new titles in the pipeline. Harriet and Gus will be released together in January 2022. They are stand-alone titles that complement each other.
Thanks to the many people who have suggested and encouraged me to write these titles; demand is already high so I’m offering a pre-order option through this website. As soon […]Read More
I am pleased to announce that latest release, With A Dog’s Love – Clever Dogs Helping Humans is now available. It’s been a very different project to my previous works, one that was a labour of love with some interesting challenges. I’ve enjoyed the journey and am thrilled with the end result. Thank you to everyone who has pre-ordered this title. It missed the scheduled […]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