Welcome to the official website of Author Patricia Furstenberg, author of historical fiction, contemporary novels, and kids books.
Discover your next favorite books or stories that blend history with fiction and a dog or two.
Dreamland, the western territory of Romania, a paradise dreamed of by empires; a fairyland protected by its hearty folk; and centuries-long safe haven to hopeful emigrants.
Dreamland, these are stories lived, legends of why, myths of who, folk believes rooted in the days when the populace of Banat, Crisana, Maramures, and Transylvania laid the first foundations in places still untamed, places that maybe changed their face as they changed many hands throughout centuries.
Dreamland: like a river flows free, like the bird knows no boundaries, and like clouds spread over the entire horizon, so is the history, and the tales of these Romanian provinces. Dacians and Romans, Vlachs, Moti, Mocans, Huns, Peri, Magyars, Transylvanian Saxons , Swabians, Szeklers, Jewish refugees, Ottoman invaders, hajduks and emperors, priests, these are the folks who shared this Dreamland and together they shaped its history, culture and architecture.
This isn’t a history book, or a storybook, but rather a collection of fleeting impressions, lived truths, reflections, descriptive essays, and snapshots of a life lived in fabulous ways.
These short texts are meant to evoke passages from history and I tried to write them with passion and lyricism, and, I hope, wit. Telling stories is the best way to keep the past, this untouchable treasure, alive.
Transylvania’s unspoiled natural beauty, its tumultuous history, and the people who touched it are depicted in this book.
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During the fun chat I had with Steve Allison from Expat Life, ‘Radio Guerrilla’ I speak of this book and a lot more:
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.
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A comprehensive look at dogs, these silent heroes of war.
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.
Chosen One of Five Books Everyone Should Read in Their Lifetime. A book about the dogs, the soldiers and the civilians caught in the War in Afghanistan.
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Read the opening pages of Silent Heroes
Amazing location depicted in Silent Heroes
Symbolism depicted in Silent Heroes and its meaning
Happy Friends, Diversity Stories, 12 in One buy from Amazon now.
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”Brings the joy of Christmas with each page.”
AS GOOD AS GOLD
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.
HUBERTA THE HIPPO
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
Jock of the Bushveld – the importance of giving second chances with an open heart.
VONK THE HORSE
Inspired by Spark, the Bravest Stallion of the 18th Century, who lived near the Cape of Storms (Cape Town), South Africa.
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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.
On 18 June I was invited LIVE on Romania’s National TV TVR 1 at #CuCapuNzori Show to speak about my books.
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