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Welcome to the official website of Author Patricia Furstenberg, writer of historical fiction, contemporary novels, children’s books and poetry.

Discover your next favorite books or stories that blend history with fiction and a dog or two.

New release: Transylvania’s History A to Z: 100 Word Stories

Transylvania’s History A to Z: 100 Word Stories

Transylvania’s unspoiled natural beauty, its tumultuous history, and the people who touched it are depicted in this book. Written as snapshots, tall tales, and descriptive narratives, these 100-word stories are the espresso of creative writing.

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Read more about this book on my website.

HISTORICAL FICTION BOOKS by Patricia Furstenberg:

BESTSELLER JOYFUL TROUBLE, Based on the True Story of a Dog Enlisted in the Royal Navy

A book set during World War II. An unbelievable and humorous true story about an incredible dog and how he found his true, yet unexpected calling during World War Two.

UK Amazon Bestseller in African Historical Fiction
UK Amazon Bestseller in Children’s eBooks, Historical Fiction
UK Amazon Bestseller in Young Adult, Historical Fiction
UK Amazon Most Gifted Paperback, Children’s
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Read more about JOYFUL TROUBLE on my website here.

You might also be interested in these articles on my blog:
Why dogs were indispensable during warfare
Amazing, true stories of WW1 dogs
British dogs of WW2, amazing, cute & incredible

CONTEMPORARY ACTION books with lots of heart

SILENT HEROES, When Love and Values are Worth Fighting for

How far would you go to save strangers in need? A platoon of Marines and their military working dogs, MWD, are about to find out.
A book about the dogs, the soldiers and the civilians caught in the War in Afghanistan.

Chosen One of Five Books Everyone Should Read in Their Lifetime
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Read more about SILENT HEROES on my website here.

You might be interested in the following articles on my blog:
Read the opening pages of Silent Heroes
Amazing location depicted in Silent Heroes
Symbolism depicted in Silent Heroes and its meaning


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Just Nuisance, the Sea – Dog
The BLT, the Bear, the Lion and the Dog
The Chimp and the Dog

The Cheetah and the Dog
The Lion and the Dog
The Elephant and the Sheep

Happy Friends, Diversity Stories, 12 in One buy from Amazon now.

Find out more about my children’s books on my website here.
Also available in Afrikaans.
Available in German too.


Click on titles for Amazon BUY links or find more about my poetry books on my website here.

”Brings the joy of Christmas with each page.”

Caution: hilarious and addictive!
As engaging as a tail wag, As Good as Gold is a book for all ages and all dog lovers. No war here, just the happy thrill of laughter.

PUPPY – 12 Months of Rhymes and Smiles
A fun way to learn about a puppy’s first year of life.

BELLE CAT, Whiskers on My Mat
True story with a heartwarming, surprising ending of pet rescue.

African stories books:
Based on the true story of an African hippopotamus that traveled 1 600 km (1, 000 miles) along the coast of South Africa.

Jock of the Bushveld – the importance of giving second chances with an open heart.

Inspired by Spark, the Bravest Stallion of the 18th Century, who lived near the Cape of Storms (Cape Town), South Africa.

“For what is wind, but the amassed power of words long ago uttered?”

Patricia Furstenberg

In Patricia Furstenberg’s words:

I was born in Bucharest and was brought up listening to the legends and folktale’s of Romania’s past. This and the books I grew up amongst gave me a love for words.

I have always been drawn to discovering more about the people and the dogs featured in historical events. What stirred them? What was the lay of the land they walked upon, the color of the sky or the scents carried by the wind? It is such stories that I find still resonating today. Discovering these secrets, writing these books, thrills me. Thus, my passion for historical and contemporary fiction books rooted in historical events was born.

I love researching such tales, traveling (researching my next book we visited medieval Sighisoara), exploring hidden corners, and unearthing new facts, forgotten characters, or hidden clues. I love to give them a voice and to bring them into the light through my tales. Be it people, animals, or the land and its architecture, no details are too small, no voice is too soft. What was once overlooked now brings history alive in my historical or contemporary fiction books and short stories, such as the 100-words stories based on the history of Romania.

Join me.


Patricia Furstenberg- author picture credit Arrie Bezuidenhout
Patricia Furstenberg- author picture credit Arrie Bezuidenhout

Buy Patricia Furstenberg’s books from:

Amazon UK, Amazon US, Amazon worldwide,
BooksPeople, BookShop, IndieBound,
LOOT, SkylightBooks, PagesBookshop.

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