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Patricia Furstenberg

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Patricia Furstenberg is the author of contemporary novel 'Silent Heroes, When Love and Values Are Worth Fighting For' and of the Amazon Bestseller 'Joyful Trouble.' She writes contemporary fiction, historical fiction, poetry, haiku and children stories. All of her books include... dogs. Patricia believes each creature has a story and a voice, if only we stop to listen.

With a medical degree behind her, Patricia is passionate about mind, brain and education and the psychology behind it. Using her knowledge she crafts stories and poems that are great fun, as well as teaching empathy.

Patricia came to writing though reading, her passion for books being something she inherited from her parents. “When I write, I write,” she usually says.
When she’s

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The Holy Fire of Easter

One of rituals that stands out at Easter time, especially for the Christian worshipers, is the lighting of the Holy Fire in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.

It goes like this…

They prayed that Saturday morning, all the high priests and the small ones, believers and worshipers, then they killed all the candles from the Church ’till the light was so dim that only the rays of the holy sun Read more of this blog post »
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Praised for being very much in line with the reality, the events of War and Peace take place in 1812, during Napoleon’s invasion of Russia, and were rendered with force and expressiveness by Lev Tolstoy, especially because the author already lived th ...more
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A book just as popular nearly one hundred years after publication, to me the main theme in Gone with the Wind is that of survival.

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Gripping, dark, unputdownable. Loved the humorous scenes. Stuart MacBride is my new favorite author!
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“This is how you do it: you sit down at the keyboard and you put one word after another until its done. It's that easy, and that hard.”
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Nell Grey Hi Patricia,

I am a new writer and this is my first venture. It's an action romance series of four books, beginning with this one. The stories are set in Wales on the Welsh Celtic coast.

The Strictly Business Proposal
The Strictly Business Proposal (Freshwater Bay Novel Series #1) by Nell Grey

I'd really love you to read and review it, if you enjoy action romance novels.

Best wishes and hope to hear from you,

Nell Grey
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Patricia Furstenberg Dog tales with tails. I wrote this article for

“We’ve got a puppy!” is what you’re most likely to hear people exclaim, joyfully. No one will ever say: “We’ve got a tail!”

That tail’s a tell-tale!

Tara, my first dog, had a docked tail when I bought her.

This was long before docking and cropping became banned in Europe.

Today, even without a federal law in place, most Veterinary’s throughout the world oppose these cosmetic practices.

But what Tara lacked in tail length she made up for in rear muscle strength!

When she was happy, she was HAPPY, wagging her short tail, her rear-ends and sometimes even her back!
When happy, Tara wouldn’t wag, she would swing!

Love me, love my dog

Before Tara we sheltered a lost Blue Great Dane puppy, Honda, for a few weeks.

Honda was a tall puppy, I thought… aged two, as her owners mentioned when they fetched her.

24 hours after we’d found her, our average-size apartment was already “tail-proofed”. Because Honda didn’t just have a tail, she had a secret weapon.

Luckily for us it was winter, no explanations needed as to why our legs were bruised.

We soon learned that when Honda stands, the safest place would be near her head, away from her pounding end.

“Mom, where are my keys, I’ve put them on the coffee table!”

“Mom, where is my book, it was on the side of the sofa!”

“Oh, found them, the dog just wagged them off!”

Honda would lay and wag, hit the front door in the process and I could vouch someone was outside, knocking!
When happy, Honda wouldn’t wag, she would hammer!

Dog-tails come in many sizes and so do their four-legged owners. Thin or curly, crooked or straight, short or lengthy, I love a wagging tail.

It’s the sound and sight of a dog laughing.

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Patricia Furstenberg Patricia Furstenberg was interviewed by author and marketeer David P Perlmutter. What an interesting experience! Read more on David's blog:

Patricia Furstenberg READ: Tara, from “Gone with the Wind” to “Happy Friends”
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You don’t have to be a canine specialist to know that dogs have a way of changing how we think and behave.

When children’s author, Patricia Furstenberg, adopted her first house-dog she found her behavior changing and she was soon to learn the meaning of unconditional love.

Do dogs grow up to mimic our appearances and personalities or do we, subconsciously, pick that one puppy who best resembles us?

When I selected Tara, my first house-dog and a German Short-haired Pointer, she looked like a seal.

You know, the luscious, dark furred, round-bottomed sea-creature with gleaming eyes and long whiskers.

I was not round-bottomed nor did I have whiskers 25 years ago.

But Tara did and she also had honey-colored eyes and long ears, framing her face like well-set curls.
It’s all in the… eyebrows

Have you noticed how much a dog can communicate by just looking at you?

How they’re able to turn every situation in their favor?

So did Tara, just by using her eyebrows; bringing them together, creased low over her eyes, deep in thought.

“Doing a PhD thesis on this ball in front of me. Care to help?”

Or by lifting them, curving them over her eyes, suddenly so big and innocent, this movement often combined with a small drop of drool in the corner of her mouth.

“I trust you unconditionally to take care of my every need,” they’d say.

“And I need to play right NOW!”

Or by just keeping her brows motionless, only her eyes rolling slowly underneath, left, right… watching me, studying me, persuading me…

“I know we did not play during the past hour. Do YOU?”
Unconditional love

We surely mimicked each other, Tara and I, my heart joyful after hers.

She was always giving and loving, unknowingly fueling my love for animals; teaching me that unconditional love has no limits.

Patricia Furstenberg “This must be the happiest creature in the world, King Happiness!”
"Happy Friends"by Patricia Furstenberg

Patricia Furstenberg "Yes, there were so many smiles and giggles to choose from in a day!" - Happy Friends by Patricia Furstenberg

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