Friday, November 16, 2012

Authors & Their Dogs - Pat Frayne & Charlie

Amber: Welcome Pat Frayne, an author of cat stories who loves her rescue dog Charlie.

Pat: This is Charlie, our nine year old black lab, border collie mix. He was thirteen months old when we adopted him from a family who had two other dogs. They'd rescued him from the streets of Phoenix when he was just a puppy.

We call Charlie our wild child, because he gets along better with coyotes than he does with other dogs. Actually, he prefers people to other animals. He especially loves children.

For a nine year old dog, Charlie’s in good shape. He walks 3-4 miles a day with Ron. When we first got him he had a stainless steel chain on his neck. His legs looked longer because he was lean and almost totally black. He looked like a prince. People used to turn around and stare at him. He really was a beautiful dog.

Pat Frayne, grandmother, author and retired registered nurse lives with her husband, Ron and their black lab mix, Charlie, in a small town in northern Arizona. 

Pat writes fast-paced adventurous mysteries about a mystical cat with unique powers. They're a bit scary, lots of fun with an emphasis on the value of friendship and loyalty. The creation of the character, Daisy, a young fawn with hazel eyes, was inspired by Pat's granddaughter, Cait. Daisy makes her first appearance in Topaz and the Plum-Gista Stone. The second book in the series  Tales ofTopaz the Conjure Cat. The books can be read in any order.

Stories for parents and grandparents as well as children who wish to retreat into a world inhabited by mystical characters…

An evil sickness has befallen Topaz's old friend, the great owl, Otis. Topaz, Dooley the racoon, and Daisy the fawn take him to the Healing Gnomes at North Fortress to be cured. As for Topaz and Dooley, their journey doesn’t end here. Grim circumstances compel them to leave the fortress tin search of the Plum-Gista, a rare precious stone, in a mysterious and forbidden land. Topaz and his friends face life-threatening dangers as dark magical forces close in.

Find out more about Pat &Topaz

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  1. That was great! I also have a border collie/lab mix that is great with kids.

  2. Hi Collette, Maybe you want to do a post about your dog?

  3. Congrats, Pat - great dog and good to see you and your books here!