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I am a self-employed author, artist and entertainer. I have been an entertainer for nearly 50 years - singing, acting and dancing.
I am an accomplished artist having exhibited in Crete, Italy, and around the USA. My works are in oil, acrylic, and on fabrics.
My publication/writing background includes the 1989 Michigan Governor’s Award for Outstanding Community Work for the script and production of my original adaptation of "Hans Brinker or The Silver Skates".
In 2004, I edited and co-published the award winning art biography “Gattorno – A Cuban Painter for the World” by Sean M. Poole. The book won the 2009 Eric Hoffer Award for Excellence in Independent Publishing, the First Place Award in the Photography/Art genre in the London Book Festival in 2008 and The New England Book Festival in 2009 and Honorable Mentions in the New York and San Francisco Book Festivals in 2008 and 2009 respectively.
My first novel, "The Tale Of Thisbe - An Extraordinary Cat" received Honorable Mention in the London, New England and Animals, Animals, Animals, Book Festivals. It is the story of a spunky little house cat named Thisbe who lived with me for 20 years. She had many adventures and told them all to me just before she passed. The book and the sequel (in editing now) "Thisbe's Tale - The Rest of Her Story" are written from Thisbe's point of view. It tells of her many adventures, her friendships with many animals, her kind deeds, her sad losses and the lessons she learned in life. It's a Young Adult book but also for any person who loves animals.
My latest venture is a NEW series of children's stories. "The Adventures of Pirate Penelope". “The Adventures of Pirate Penelope” will be a series of books about the good and helpful Pirate Penelope. With her brave crew of The Intrepid, she sails the seven seas seeking out anyone in distress. She will travel to other realms and have adventures through time and space while assisting others in need.
“Pirate Penelope Meets Minka The Mermaid” is the first in the series. Fresh from assisting a merchant ship in distress and helping them recover stores and merchandise, Pirate Penelope and her crew head towards the Isle of Tortuga for some rest and relaxation when they spy a mermaid caught up in an old fishing net. Fearful of mermaids the crew wants to abandon her but Pirate Penelope cannot do that and they free the poor mermaid. Grateful, she leads Pirate Penelope to an abandoned buried treasure on a deserted island. The treasure will help Pirate Penelope feed her crew and assist others in trouble for a long time. Minka the Mermaid and Pirate Penelope have now formed a life-long friendship. They will cross paths again.
I have begun the illustrations for this book.
on Nov. 01, 2010 :
I highly recommend this book to anyone who really loves , understands and respects cats! Anyone who knows what it's like to live with them and communicate with them, will appreciate this book. It is filled with stories, and tidbits of life (and death) and humor..well worth reading!
Terri Cabral has done a great job!!
(reviewed within a week of purchase)