About the Author
Stacy Mantle has become known as the "…Erma Bombeck of animals" for good reason. Her humorous, (take-no-prisoners, writing style is interwoven with poignant vignettes of courage and loyalty shown by the animals she shares her home with. Her books inspire her readers to new respect and appreciation for all animals, everywhere.
Stacy is a full-time professional writer, and works from her home studio and office located in the beautiful southwestern desert area of Arizona. Living the life she writes about, her household includes an ever-changing number of cats, dogs, fish, and turtles, as well as a coyote/wolf hybrid, and a very, VERY understanding husband. :-)
A dedicated animal activist and rescuer, Stacy regularly participates in Trap/Neuter/Release (TNR) projects, determined to help reduce the numbers of feral cats across the country and educate the world on their plight. She is also active in wolf hybrid and cat rescue, when room in her crowded home allows, often fostering young and/or abused animals in her home until they are healthy enough for adoption.
In 2004, teaming up with business partner and illustrator, Jill Carpenter, Stacy wrote an award-winning children's book called, "So, You Have a New Kitten!” aimed at educating children and their parents about the importance of responsible pet care. This book was quickly followed by "So, You Have a New Puppy!” in 2005.
This year thousands of these privately sponsored “Children's Learning & Activity" books are being donated to, and distributed by, humane and rescue organizations across the Southwest.
Stacy has been Managing Director of Southwest Educational Publishing for over a decade, and in 2005 became a Managing Partner in GrokQuest!, LLC. Both companies specialize in curriculum development and children's educational materials, with GrokQuest offering additional consulting services, corporate curriculum for custom management or employee training packages, as well as full commercial art and graphic design services for businesses.
Stacy writes two monthly pet product review columns on her PetsWeekly website: On the Prowl: A Feline Purr…spective, and The Weekly Growl: A Canine Commentary. Featuring only the best of the newest pet products on the market, her reviews are based on rigorous, in-house testing by her menagerie of animals. As a result, her reviews and recommendations are greatly prized, and sought after by major vendors in today's booming pet product industry.
Stacy is author of several books, including the popular, Conquering the Food Chain: Living Amongst Animals (Without Becoming One). These books are available in Barnes & Noble bookstores nationwide, as well as online at www.bn.com or www.amazon.com.
Her stories, articles and reviews can be found in such print publications as Pacific Yachting, The Arabian Horse Times, Today's AZ Woman, Pets Illustrated, Jackson Parents Magazine and many others.
Many of her stories and articles have been translated into several languages, and now reach an international audience.