Meet the Author Behind the Inspiring Story of a Rescue Dog Named GG

Cheryl Phillips


Author Cheryl Phillips to Appear at Barnes & Noble Northville and Leon & Lulu in October

Northville, MI - Second chances and compassion is what GG’s Journey is all about. Found lying under a tree in Detroit, Gorgeous Gal, also known as GG, was struggling to survive when Cheryl Phillips came along. GG deserved a second chance, and that is what Phillips gave her.

Phillips writes the story of GG’s long and tumultuous journey.  From her rescue to encountering a near-death experience in a shelter to her recovery, Phillips was determined to find GG the loving home of her dreams.

Get to know Phillips and learn all about GG’s Journey at her book signing events this month. Visit Leon & Lulu’s Fall Book and Authors event on Sunday, October 22, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. as well as on Friday, October 27, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., at Northville’s Barnes & Noble Local Author Fair to get your copy of the book signed.  And talk with Phillips about her inspiring story. Don’t have a book? They will be available in stores for purchase during the signing events.

What readers are saying:

“It was a moving and tender story. We all see countless accounts of rescued dogs and their happy ending adoptions, but we never know of the time, hardship, and suffering they experienced before they find a loving family. This helped me really relate to what these animals go through. It opened my eyes to the fear and insecurity these poor dogs face. If you love dogs, I hope you will take the time to read this book. You will never look at another stray or rescue the same. This is also a great book for children to read.” - The Old Crow’s Empty Nest by Narita

“I am 95 yrs. old and just loved this book! I lived on Maryland St. in the early days of my marriage and reading the account of GG's rescue on Maryland St. brought back so many memories for me… This book was both heartwarming and educational.” – Rose M. 

“I think this was such an amazing story; probably the best story I’ve ever read.  This story taught me that, by helping others, you can make a difference in their lives. I will never forget this wonderful tale, and I will always have a place in my heart for the animals, such as GG. So, love the animals, and enjoy this great book!” -  Kara M., age 10

Whether you’re a teacher, pet owner, shelter employee, student, veterinarian, or animal lover, GG’s Journey will instill compassion and love for animals in your heart.

About GG’s Journey
GG’s Journey gives a voice to animals who cannot speak for themselves. Being compassionate to animals can help us become a kinder, gentler nation. When purchasing GG’s story, 15 percent of net proceeds benefit GG’s Foundation to support animal welfare organizations. These programs work to help end animal homelessness, euthanasia of healthy and treatable pets, exploitation, inhumane treatment, and other types of animal cruelty. For more information visit or contact

About the Author
Cheryl Phillips has held the positions of Vice President, Masco Corporation Foundation and Director Global Purchasing for Masco Corporation, a Fortune 250 Corporation with annual sales more than $8 billion. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in business from Madonna University and received her MBA from Eastern Michigan University.

In 2003, she joined Beaumont Health (Oakwood Healthcare, Inc.) Foundation Board of Trustees and chaired the Stewardship Program and the Beaumont Health (Oakwood Women’s Healthcare Classic) to raise awareness and funds to treat breast cancer, heart disease and assist victims of domestic violence. In 2013, she joined the Beaumont Health (Oakwood Healthcare, Inc.) Board of Trustees. She was a member of the Board of Trustees Quality Committee and sits on the Women Supporting Women’s Health Advisory Board.

She was selected as a recipient of the 2014 Twilight Benefit Civic Leadership Award,  in 2008 accepted the R. Gene Richter Global Award for Leadership and Innovation in Supply Management in the Technology Category from the Institute for Supply Management, in 2007 received the YWCA Western Wayne County’s Women of Achievement Award  in the category of Dedicated Volunteer and in 2003 was awarded Distinguished Volunteer by the National Society of Fundraising Executives on National Philanthropy Day. Other activities include volunteer work for the Humane Society of Huron Valley and participating in animal rescue, spay/neuter to prevent animal homelessness and over population and protection activities to speak on behalf of our furry friends for humane treatment of animals and Humane Education for people, animals and the planet. 




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