About Author Patricia Furstenberg

Writer and poet Patricia Furstenberg, a bilingual Romanian author living in South Africa, has authored 18 books and contributed to over ten collaborative volumes published in print. Standing out are: historical bestseller Joyful Trouble, page-turner Silent Heroes, history and folklore-inspired Transylvania’s History A to Z: 100 Word Stories and Dreamland, and beloved children’s literature The Cheetah and the Dog.

The recurrent motives in Patricia’s writing are unconditional love and war, while her keen interest for history and dogs brought her writing, through a perfect loop, to her native Romania, Patricia being the creator of #Im4Ro hashtag, sharing positive stories.

Patricia grew up in Bucharest and was brought up listening to the legends and folktales of Romania’s past. She came to writing through reading, her passion for books being something she inherited from her parents. Her writing career followed a sinuous road that passed through a Medical Degree, practicing medicine, extensive traveling, and it also produced a happy marriage and two children.

Patricia Furstenberg was included in Top 100 Romanians from Everywhere, Top 100 Români de Pretutindeni 2023 for her books on Romania and her blog #Im4Ro, and voted Author of the Year 2022 on Spillwords Press Awards MMXXIII.

Patricia blogs extensively, had her National TV debut, her work was featured in Libertatea Newspaper in a heartwarming interview by Andreea Archip, was invited by Steve Allison on Expat Life at Radio Guerrilla, and has short stories, poems, opinions & interviews published by Romania Insider, Books by Women (Women Writing about War and Inspiring Women from Romania’s History), Huffington Post UK, Biz Community SA, Secret Attic, Poetry Potion (South Africa), Masticadores Rumania, Spillwords Press, The Poet Magazine, Lothlórien Poetry Journal, Plum Tree Tavern, The Haiku Foundation, Erato Magazine, Visual Verse, Militant Thistles, Academy of the Heart and Mind Literary Magazine, The Japan Society Haiku Corner, Medusa’s Kitchen, Masticadores India, Gobblers & Masticadores (Spain), Scarlet Dragonfly, WAS Writers Space Africa October 2022 Edition, The Drabble, Cold Moon Journal, Green Ink Poetry Collection 13 Luminescence, Kalahari Review, The AVBOB Poetry Competition, Setu Literary Journal, Ariel Chart Literary Journal, Active Muse, Sparks of Calliope, “Bud & Branch” Poetry Collection by Green Ink Poetry, Collection 15 Cosmos” by Green Ink Poetry, Friday Flash Fiction, Poetry Pea Journal, Oddball Magazine, and forthcoming: The Kingfisher Journal, Amethyst Review, The BeZine, The Starlight SciFaiku Review, Story Radio UK, The Wave.

You can discover Patricia Furstenberg’s books through Amazon US, Amazon UK, Amazon Worldwide, Barnes & Noble, BAM! Books-a-Million, Book Depository, Book People, Hachette Book Group, Hudson Booksellers, Indie Bound, iMusic, Loot, Powell’s, Takealot, and Walmart!

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Patricia Furstenberg’s latest books are the unique and enticing historical fiction Dreamland: Banat, Crisana, Maramures, Transylvania, 100-WORD STORIES, Folklore and History and 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.

Joyful Trouble by Patricia Furstenberg reached the Amazon Bestseller List in Historical Fiction, Africa.

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!”

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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. Her writing career followed 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.

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.

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.

Patricia is passionate about history and the human mind that created it as well as the psychology behind it, about words and the secret power they hold. She adores coffee and she loves to travel.

‘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.’

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