About Stacy Mantle

In case you were wondering, this is me…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, withJillster 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.

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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.

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Many of her stories and articles have been translated into several languages, and now reach an international audience.



Buy your Autographed copy today! >> So, You Have A New Puppy! $4.95, So, You Have A New Kitten! $4.95, Conquering the Food Chain: Living Amongst Animals (Without Becoming One) $12.95,


Conquering the Food Chain Teaching The Odyssey in the Classroom Culture and Context

Cat Fancy, March Pacific Yachting Cottage Magazine So You Have A New Kitten! So You Have A New Puppy!


  1. Hi Stacy:

    Miss your weekly emails. Hope everthing is OK with you.

    Sara & Walt

  2. 🙂

  3. hi
    can we talk? I am a writer in nyc, doing a story on men and cats and would love to talk with you–it’s for a national magazine…

    abby ellin
    212 979 1955

  4. Tried to leave a message but it said your comments are monitored so I don’t know what that means but I love the weekly newsletter plus I hope to have new friends on there Donna

    • Hi Donna,
      It just means I have to approve comments before they go into the public files. I did that to begin with to ensure no one got spammed. (I try to be really careful with security and ensuring that people’s personal data is never released). It’s kind of a hassle, but better safe than sorry, right? 🙂

      Anyway – we’ll end the approvals on the forum soon, as there are so many lately, I can’t keep up. Maybe this weekend. I’m so glad you’re enjoying everyone! It’s small and cozy now, but I hope that more people will join in. A lot of them are shy, so you may need to reach out to them a bit!

  5. Hi Stacy don’t know if you can help me or not but about 12 years ago maybe even more than that I had to leave my dogs in CA and now I live in Utah do you know how long vets keep records all I want to know is my dogs birthdates. Thank you I know this a long shot but I just would like to find out I have photos but no dates written on them

  6. Hi Donna,
    I’m not sure how long vets are required to keep records! I’m sorry – I’ll see if I can find out and post it in the social media area. 😉

  7. Hi Stacy, I invite you to check out our website and ‘take an armchair’ tour of our special needs animal sanctuary in Iowa-with pics inside and outside of our cage free life care homes for kits with feline leukemia, FIV, disabilities, chronic medical conditions, and those displaced at the death of their guardian. Loved your blog and your writing. If you ever want to blog about some really cool special kits, email me. We have felines from 30 states and all across Iowa, working primarily with animal welfare organizations and rescues. Some cool kits that deserved a ‘chance at a lifetime’ they would not have had at their rescue group.

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