Category Archives: Dogs

Celebrating Moms, Celebrating Women

This post by Gayle M. Irwin During my presentation and book reading last Saturday at the Natrona County Library, they sat next to young children or held babies in their arms. On the drive a few short hours later to … Continue reading

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  Since all three people in my writers group attended the Left Coast Crime Conference in Hawaii this past March, I asked this question during one of our meetings: What did you get out of the conference? (In a recent … Continue reading

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My Name is Leonard

This post by L.Leander, Author of Fearless Fiction My name is Leonard. I am a beautiful, buff male kitten, if I do say so myself. I haven’t had much of a life up until now because my sisters and brothers … Continue reading

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Be a Champion for Pets

This post by Gayle M. Irwin “Her body has scars all over it,” the woman named Susan says at the beginning of the film trailer. “I don’t know how she survived or why she survived…. but she did.” Susan is … Continue reading

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It’s a Spring Thing!

This post by Gayle M. Irwin According to the calendar, spring starts today. Where I live (central Wyoming) spring seemed to start at the end of February. We experienced record-breaking (or close to it) temperatures, and lack of snow. That … Continue reading

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Leaping into This Leap Year

This post by Gayle M. Irwin This new year is also a leap year, which, according to Wikipedia, adds an extra day “to keep the calendar year synchronized with the astronomical or seasonal year.” One extra day this year – … Continue reading

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Dog Sledding

This post by Jennifer Flaten It’s November 19th and here in Wisconsin we’ve had a glorious fall. Most days were unseasonable warm, sunny and full of gorgeous fall color, but the party is ending. This weekend snow is in the … Continue reading

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Making an Impact – Part 2: Use Your Passions to Influence Positive Change

This post by Gayle M. Irwin I am a writer and a speaker. Through these endeavors, I can make an impact. But, I also make an impact by my deeds. My passion is pets, and I help various rescue groups. … Continue reading

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Making an Impact – Part 1: Writing and Speaking

This post by Gayle M. Irwin Many writers make a big splash, and a big impact. Big fish like JK Rowling, Beverly Lewis, Nora Roberts, James Patterson, Mark Twain, even Shakespeare live in much bigger ponds than me. I feel … Continue reading

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Embracing New Opportunities

This post by Gayle M. Irwin A new season is upon us. Although spring is usually touted as the season of growth and renewal, autumn is also a season of change. Green leaves become golden and russet, and air temperatures … Continue reading

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