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 readers to a 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.
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. Together with her business partner, Jill Carpenter, they have developed a series of children’s activity books, including “So, You Have A New Puppy!” and “So, You Have A New Kitten!” 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 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 and her website, PetsWeekly, is fast setting the standard for educational and entertaining websites about pets.
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 Cat Fancy, Pacific Yachting, The Arabian Horse Times, AZ Woman, Cottage Living, 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.