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Terri Cabral is an author, artist and entertainer.
She's been painting and drawing from a very young age. Her specialties are landscapes and animals in acrylics, ink and watercolor pencils. Her artwork has been exhibited and sold in Crete, Italy, and around the USA. Currently Ms. Cabral and her husband, Sean M. Poole have combined their artistic talents and have uploaded their art designs to be placed on clothes on www.ShopVida.com/collections/sean-poole. You can also view her art on witsendstudioproductions.com
As a writer, Ms. Cabral contributed to her high school and college newspapers and yearbooks. She wrote scripts for children and adult productions she directed at various theatre venues. In 1988 Ms. Cabral co-wrote, produced, choreographed and starred in the Christmas Holiday Production for the city of Holland, MI "Hans Brinker or The Silver Skates" She and her co-author/producer/director, Paul Stuart Graham, received the 1989 Michigan Governor’s Award for Outstanding Community Work. The production continued to be presented for the next four years. It was a community participation project complete with windmills, pathos and a 50 foot ice skating stage and race involving over 50 community children and participants.
In 1994 she and her husband, Sean M. Poole, began researching her uncle, the Cuban Vanguardia painter, Antonio Gattorno with whom she had a close relationship, and began writing a book about him. He had passed in 1980 and his wife, her aunt, passed in 1993. In 2004, she 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.
Her 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. The book and the sequel "Thisbe An Extraordinary Cat - Her Adventures Continue..." 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.
Ms. Cabral's latest venture is a NEW series of children's stories. "The Adventures of Pirate Penelope" 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 is a character Ms. Cabral conceived. Since 2005 she has been entertaining the visitors and locals of Myrtle Beach with ghost stories, funny tales and genuine happiness as Pirate Penelope.
“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, Minka the Mermaid 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.
The book has been picked up by a traditional publisher - Cedar Loft Publishing and will be available this year.
She is also working on another cat story titled "Lucky Blackie - The Luckiest Black Cat"
A new novel in conception is titled "Isabel's Journey". It is a novel based loosely on the life of Ms. Cabral's aunt Isabel Gattorno who was a woman far ahead of her time.
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 4 days after purchase)