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. 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.

Thanks for visiting.

Gina Dawson

Latest Books

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

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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With a Dog's Love

With a Dog’s Love

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.

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Next Door’s Dog Is a Veteran’s Dog

Next Door’s Dog is a Veteran’s Dog is the fourth in the Next Door’s Dog series, book about working dogs, written by Gina Dawson, to educate children about the roles of Assistance and Therapy Dogs in modern society and the invaluable work they do.

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Latest News

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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Article in Local Canungra Times

12 April 2022

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 […]

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“The Dogs” showcased at Mareeba Expo

8 April 2022

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 […]

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Harriet and Gus have been released

14 March 2022

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 […]

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Harriet the Hearing Dog and Gus the Guide Dog will arrive in January.

16 November 2021

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 […]

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With a Dog’s Love is now available

17 September 2021

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 […]

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Next Door’s Dog has a Job and Next Door’s Dog goes to School are being reprinted.

1 July 2021

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 […]

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