My name is Gayle Mansfield Irwin, and I write inspirational pet stories for children and adults. I've been a writer for nearly 30 years, working first for small town newspapers in the Rocky Mountain area, then branching into freelance writing and book authorship. I enjoy sharing about the pet-human bond. I'm a former animal shelter worker, and I continue helping animal welfare organizations as a volunteer, transporting pets into rescue or to their new homes and assisting with events. I also donate part of my writing proceeds to such groups. I blog weekly on this site, and I also provide free tips sheets and short stories as well as a monthly newsletter for pet parents. I hope you'll sign up for the newsletter and other free resources, visit my FREEBIES page, and stop back by often to learn what's new, including writings and events!
About Gayle Mansfield Irwin
In addition to her book writing, Gayle is a freelance writer, including a contributor to seven Chicken Soup for the Soul books, such as. The Dog Really Did That? and The Spirit of America. She began submitting and seeing her stories published in this internationally-acclaimed publication in 2008; her first accepted piece was simply titled "Sage," about her blind springer spaniel. Sage was the catalyst for Gayle's book authorship, with her first publication, Sage's Big Adventure, a chapter book, published in 2007. She's written several other children's books since then, most featuring her dogs as the primary characters.
Her writing career started more than 30 years ago when she began working for newspapers. She continues freelancing for various publications, including Prairie Times in Colorado and Wyoming Rural Electric News (WREN). Her pet columns have appeared in the Douglas Budget, River Press, and Our Town Casper. She also writes and publishes a weekly pet blog on this website.
Her authorship includes books about dogs and cats for children as well as adults. Each inspirational work weaves life lessons into the story, such as trust, friendship, courage, confidence, and perseverance. Gayle enjoys encouraging people through her books as well as educating them about pet adoption. She is currently working on a novel that uses pet rescue as a back-drop. Learn more about her books on her three book pages on this site.
Gayle has won several awards for her writing, for magazine and newspaper articles as well as her books, including accolades from the Wyoming Press Association and Wyoming Writers, Inc., a state-wide writers’ group. Her passions are pets, nature, travel, photography, and writing, which she stitches together in the tapestry of her life and weaves into her writing and speaking.
Help for Owners of Blind Dogs - An E-book Guidebook
Help! My Dog is Going Blind - Now What Do I Do? You've recently learned your beloved dog is going blind -- so what do you do now? I have been there! Help! My Dog is Going Blind: Now What Do I Do? is a guide for owners of blind dogs. This book will provide answers to questions and helpful tips that most owners of blind dogs don't know, especially during the early days of learning the news. Offering insights, encouragement, and resources from my own life sharing life with Sage, a blind springer spaniel who shared my life for more than 10 years. THIS KINDLE BOOK HELPS OWNERS OF BLIND DOGS HELP THEIR FURRY FRIEND!
Testimonials - Help! My Dog is Going Blind... Very helpful. I got some great ideas to help my dog adjust. - Mackenzie Barrett, dog owner, Amazon reader and reviewer
Our dog suddenly went blind, and this book has been very helpful. - Marsha Macintosh, dog owner, Amazon reader and reviewer.