Today it’s my great pleasure to welcome author Patricia Furstenberg to the blog to help me spread a little more book love. We’ll be finding out all Patricia’s bookish confessions just as soon as we’ve heard all about the woman herself.
Patricia Furstenberg came to writing though reading, her passion for books being something she inherited from her parents. She always felt at ease with pen and paper in her hand and she’s been writing stories and poetry ever since she can remember; she even wrote a historical time travel play once.
Patricia became taking writing seriously after becoming one of the Write Your Own Christie winners. She enjoys writing for children because she can take day-to-day, grown-up concepts and present them it in fun and colourful, child-friendly packages while adding sensitivity and lots of love. Patricia enjoys writing about animals because she believes that each animal, no matter how small, has a story to tell if you only stop to listen.
After completing her Medical Degree in Romania she moved to South Africa where she now lives with her husband, children and their dogs.
Patricia is now working on a collection of three delightful children’s stories in rhymes inspired by unusual friendships between African animals, because she believes that friendship knows no boundaries and children, as well as animals, know this best. Find them soon on Amazon.
The stories are titled: The Elephant and the Sheep, The Lion and the Dog, The Dog and the Cheetah.
Here’s a sneak-peak into the first story, The Elephant and the Sheep:
“Two little tails met one day,
Quite by chance under hot sun rays.
“Hello,” they swished, then wagged, “let’s play!”
They were not like each other, yet both were grey.
One had stomping feet, the other was shorter,
One smiled tall, the other’s mouth was smaller.
One had a long nose; the other’s nose was tiny,
One had wide ears, the other’s were pointy.
Yet it didn’t bother neither as they went for a stroll,
Glad to share the day, to talk, and patrol.”
Take home an unbelievable and humorous true story of an incredible dog and how he found his true, yet unexpected calling. You will love the moving tale of Joyful Trouble, a dog whose love for humans went beyond any human-dog connection.
When a Great Dane arrives in a Navy base nobody expects him to win everybody’s hearts, although breaking some rules along the way. With challenges arising along the way, who will stand up for this four-legged gentle giant?
A story that reads like a movie. A charming celebration of innocence.
Puppy – 12 Months of Rhymes and Smiles
From the author of Joyful Trouble, a new children’s book that celebrates acceptance, family values and the unconditional love dogs have for all humans, young and old… now and forever! A perfect gift for all animal lovers!
From fun and playful to creative and crafty, Patricia Furstenberg’s musical rhymes express all the adoring and amusing happenings that puppies just happen to fall into when they enter our household, especially if children are present. With bright and humorous illustrations this is a book that children and grown-ups will love reading over and over.
A great gift for any occasion, but especially a unique gift for birthdays, dog lovers and graduation. Puppy: 12 Months of Rhymes and Smiles has a loving and innocent message that will endure for lifetimes.
Release date: 31 October 2017 (eBook and Paperback)