Gayle M. Irwin

About the Author

Gayle Mansfield Irwin is an author, writer and speaker with a strong background in animal welfare. She is a contributor to seven "Chicken Soup for the Soul" books and is the author of several inspirational pet books for children and adults, including her first romance novel "Rescue Road," released in November 2019. Her writings reflect life and faith lessons learned from her own pets as well as canines and felines she has met. Her works include children's books "A Kind Dog Named Mary," "A Town Dog Named Mary Visits a Ranch," and "A Dog Named Mary Visiting Yellowstone National Park," all about her therapy springer/cocker mix Mary;"Jeremiah Finds a Home," about her rescued Shih Tzu; "Cody's Cabin: Life in a Pine Forest," which encourages children to spend time exploring outdoors; "Sage Finds Friends," about friendship and trust, and "Sage's Big Adventure" about the courage and perseverance of her blind dog, Sage. She's also written adult nonfiction devotionals: "Walking in Trust: Lessons Learned with My Blind Dog" - a topical devotional-style book that explores the various faith lessons learned from Sage, and "Devotions for Dog Lovers: Paws-ing for Time with God" and "Devotions for Dog Lovers 2: Sage Advice," both of which are 31-day devotionals correlating inspiring dog stories with Scripture and prayer. She has also composed a collection of helpful tips for owners of blind dogs for a guidebook titled "Help! My Dog is Going Blind, Now What Do I Do?", in which Mrs. Irwin encourages owners of blind dogs through her own experiences with Sage. Her first novel, "Rescue Road, a clean, contemporary romance that weaves pet rescue into the story, releases November 2019. It is the first in a series called "Pet Rescue Romance." Mrs. Irwin also freelances for magazines and newspapers and blogs about pets. She has served as a public relations and humane educator for several nonprofit organizations, and currently volunteers for several pet rescue organizations. She enjoys sharing her stories with others and talking about the pet-human bond. Learn more at

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