Fellowship, Family, & Friends

This post by Gayle M. Irwin This is my last post (for now, at least!) with this wonderful group of writers… and people. Since this is the week my parents are visiting, and also when I’ve spent time with wonderful friends, I thought I’d write a little reflection on fellowship, friends and family (which, of … Continue reading Fellowship, Family, & Friends


Adoption Time, Part 2: His Name Is…

This post by Gayle M. Irwin His name is Jeremiah, and no, he’s not a bullfrog! Back in the early 1970s, a song by Three Dog Night rose up the charts and remained at #1 for several weeks. “Joy to the World” starts off “Jeremiah was a bullfrog, was a good friend of mine….” See … Continue reading Adoption Time, Part 2: His Name Is…

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 a different community’s bookstore, one sat in the back seat of my vehicle next to … Continue reading Celebrating Moms, Celebrating Women


  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 blog, here’s what Sarah M. Chen said.) I mentioned in an earlier post that I … Continue reading WHAT DID I BRING HOME?

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 and I were turned over to the Humane Society. I had to share a big … Continue reading My Name is Leonard

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 speaking about her dog, Little Red. Both are featured in “The Champions,” a documentary about … Continue reading Be a Champion for Pets

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 changed for many parts of the state this past week as a significant system rolled … Continue reading It’s a Spring Thing!

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 – an extra day to write! This weekend I'm taking myself on a writing retreat. My … Continue reading Leaping into This Leap Year

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 forecast. Now, I don’t mind snow, in a decorative sense. I would be most pleased … Continue reading Dog Sledding

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. One way I assist is by transporting adoptable animals for different organizations. The middle of … Continue reading Making an Impact – Part 2: Use Your Passions to Influence Positive Change