About Pat

Patricia Furstenberg writes with passion about history that blends with fiction, about war heroes, human or canine, and she also pens humorous poetry & haiku about nature and dogs. With a medical degree behind her, Patricia is passionate about mind, brain, and education and the psychology behind it, about words and the secret power they hold. She also loves coffee and she loves to travel.

Her latest book is Transylvania’s History A to Z, 100-word Stories.

Her contemporary fiction Silent Heroes: When Love and Values Are Worth Fighting for is a highly emotional read, action-packed, a vivid story of enormous sacrifice and bravery. Silent Heroes is a narrative about the value of life. Whose are the spoils of war? A new look at the War in Afghanistan, at the MWD, Military Working Dogs, and the brave Marines fighting it, but also at the Afghans caught in it.

One of her first books, Joyful Trouble, was an Amazon Bestseller in Historical Fiction, Africa.
Her book of poems “As Good As Gold” became a #1 New Release the day it was published.

Patricia’s writing is filled with “creativity and vivid imagery” and she knows how to “capture the reader’s imagination.”
Her words penned in her children’s books “truly make the world a happier and more beautiful place!”

Patricia Furstenberg-contemporary, historical fiction, children's author
Patricia Furstenberg- author picture credit Arrie Bezuidenhout

Patricia Furstenberg came to writing through reading, her passion for books being something she inherited from her parents. A sinuous road that passed through a Medical Degree, practicing medicine, extensive traveling, and it also produced a happy marriage and two children.

As a winner of the Write Your Own Christie Competition, the Judges “were impressed by her thorough investigation and admired the strength of her narrative; they were impressed by her style”. The judges, Mathew Prichard, David Brawn from Harper Collins UK, and Daniel Mallory from Harper Collins US, thought Patricia’s writing style was “well structured, with a great sense of tension and suspense”, “confident and intriguing”.

Not many know, but Patricia dissected human bodies during her medical studies which came in handy while she wrote Silent Heroes. She also observed a séance during her teen years. Perhaps she will use that experience in her next book.

Today Patricia writes full time which was something she had always dreamed to do since childhood when she often sneaked in some reading time past her bedtime or while she was supposed to do homework, which gave both books and reading an enticingly rebellious hint.

An avid reader, Patricia Furstenberg enjoys historical fiction, especially the Late Middle Ages, and war stories that are a blend of facts, folklore, mystery and include a dog or two. She also loves contemporary fiction, especially mystery and crime, classical poetry, and haiku. Some of her favorite authors include, without being limited to, Agatha Christie, Kathy Reichs, Elizabeth Kostova, Tess Gerritsen, Dan Brown, but also Romanian authors Ionel Teodoreanu, Camil Petrescu, Ana Blandiana, Monica Pillat, Tudor Ganea, and Octavian Soviany.

‘I love to explore the human imagination. I am a tourist of history, a permanent guest in the labyrinth of books, a student in the world of art.’

Patricia Furstenberg

Patricia blogs extensively and has short stories, articles & interviews published by Huffington Post UK, Biz Community, Books by Women, My Puppy Club, Secret Attic, Film Serial, Romania Insider, Academia.

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