Patsy Whittle


Patsy is from Canada. She writes children’s books and poetry. When she is not writing she likes going for long walks and getting in touch with nature. It is usually on her walks that the characters for her next book are born.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I wrote and published my first book in 2012.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I would have to say the greatest joy of writing is when my grandchildren are impatiently waiting for my next book. Another great joy is creating characters, and watching their stories unfold. And, in the case where the characters are real, I love to share their stories.
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Nana's Rescue Stories
This series is about the animals I have rescued or adopted. And, how they lived in my home for a time; some recuperating from their injuries, and others just needing some extra help to make it back to their home in the wild. There are eight books in this series. I am still helping animals whose stories may not make it into books. But, they are just as special. I would like everyone to have respect and compassion for animals. It is especially important to teach our children to respect them, and all of nature. Reading these books to your children is a good way to teach them the importance of respecting our wild friends and our pets.
Shep: A True Story
Price: $4.99 USD.
Shep 2
Price: $4.99 USD.
Nana and the Ducklings
Price: $4.99 USD.
Nana and the Ducklings 2
Price: $4.99 USD.
The Shelter Budgies
Price: $3.99 USD.


A Naughty and Nice Sheep Story
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,520. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2022. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals » General, Fiction » Children’s books » Animals » Pets & domestic animals
Sky and Rosie had no idea what was waiting for them the morning they escaped from the farm. As the day wore on, they would change from naughty sheep to sheep who made their parents proud.
A Mouse for Company
Price: $2.99 USD. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2022. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals » Mice, rats, & other rodents
Grandma has been lonely for some time. One day, she decides mouse company is better than no company at all and invites the little mouse that has been sneaking around inside her home to stay forever.
A Christmas Dream
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 1,680. Language: Canadian English. Published: October 21, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays & Celebrations / Christmas & Advent
A little orphan girl lies on the closet floor in the dark, punished for something she didn’t do. Cold and hungry, she falls asleep with her new friend, Teddy, tucked under her arm, and goes to a place where no one can ever hurt her again.
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 750. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Usually, Darley is a quiet baby. But one day, he starts to cry. He cries so much it worries his family. They try to get him to stop crying, but nothing works. Finally, Darley’s mom has an idea that she thinks will stop the baby from crying.
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 1,450. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories
Danny spends most of his time helping his parents with the yardwork and feeding the animals. Even though he has a lot of animals to keep him company, he sometimes gets lonely. What he really needs is a friend to play with, someone he can go on adventures and have fun with. When Mabel moves into the house next door with her parents, Danny finds the courage to visit her.
Heart Poetry - Illustrated Edition
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 2,150. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2020. Categories: Poetry » Canadian Poetry
Poetry is a wonderful way to express yourself. It can be so romantic and full of emotions. Poetry's song flows through your soul as you absorb it from the pages. It can lighten your mood and bring joy to a moment in time. On the other hand, poems can also be dark and express your innermost feelings and fears, feelings you carry so deep within and want to explore.
A Halloween Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,890. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
(5.00 from 1 review)
Three friends set out on Halloween night, looking to fill their pumpkins and bags with treats of all kinds. The girls expect to have a lot of fun, but someone else is planning their own fun, and it’s not to the benefit of the trick-or-treaters.
Series: Nana's Rescue Stories. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,490. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Family / General
Come along with Nana as she takes her daily trip to her favorite lake to see what the animals are up to. Find out which animals need her help and who she meets along the way. Read about how she protects the animals from harm so they can live safe and happy lives.
No Monster Fish Allowed
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 530. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals » Fishes
When a peaceful home in the sea is disturbed by fish monsters, Red the fish has to take action to make sure the fish monsters leave and never come back.
Poetry in Nature
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 2,490. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2019. Categories: Poetry » Female authors
Poetry has long been used as therapy to connect the mind and body. It can take you to the deepest corners of your being and open doors to a natural way of thinking. You can read the words and let your mind explore their meaning, bringing a well-needed sense of calm to an unsettled soul. Don't let the wonders of nature escape you and hold you back from the beauty of its splendor.
Lucky the Chicken: A Rescue Story
Series: Nana's Rescue Stories. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 3,580. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Birds, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Nana was on her way to go shopping when she saw a chicken walking back and forth on the sidewalk. The chicken looked frightened and confused. It was walking around in circles. Nana managed to catch the chicken and put it in her cart. She took the chicken home to take care of it until she could find it a new home.
Heart Poetry
Price: $2.75 USD. Words: 2,100. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2016. Categories: Poetry » Canadian Poetry
(5.00 from 1 review)
Poetry is a wonderful way to express yourself. It can be so romantic and full of emotions. Poetry song flows through your soul as you absorb it from the pages. It can lighten your mood and bring joy to a moment in time.
Lucy's Journey
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,500. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
This is the story of one woman's journey through life and,of her strength and courage to go on. A journey filled with hardship, pain, and suffering. Fighting anxiety disorder and the fear of losing control, Lucy has to make some difficult decisions. Decisions that will affect her for the rest of her life.
Wiggly Slider
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 2,550. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
Wiggly Slider was born with two front teeth. Now, worms don’t have teeth, but Wiggly’s parents told him he was special. While Wiggly was chewing on a leaf, one of his teeth fell out and got lost. Wiggly searched for it but couldn’t find his tooth. He desperately wanted to find it so he could leave it under his rock for the Tooth Fairy.
Perky the Pigeon: A Rescue Story
Series: Nana's Rescue Stories. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 2,520. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Birds
(5.00 from 1 review)
A little pigeon sat hunched in the snow.The pigeon looked sad because his friends were flying away, and he could not leave with them. If the pigeon did not get help soon he would be an easy target for any wild animals out hunting for prey. Nana was at the lake and she spotted him. She would help the pigeon find his way back to his friends.
Nana and the Ducklings 2
Series: Nana's Rescue Stories. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 2,260. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Ducks, Geese, etc.
This is the continuing story of Nana and The Ducklings. Five ducklings who were hatched at Nana’s house are now back in the wild. For the first six months of their lives they were nurtured by humans, never having to go hungry or face danger. Now that they are on their own, they must fend for themselves in order to survive.
Bog and Mog: A Tale of Two Frogs
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 840. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Children’s books » Animals » Frogs & toads
(5.00 from 1 review)
Bog spends his days quietly in the marsh. Until, one day he meets Mog. Together, they go on a trip up the lake. On their way, they meet new friends, dive for fish and plants, and watch the bugs go by. Bog grows very fond of Mog and at the end of their trip he has a surprise for her.
Matilda May
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 1,780. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
Matilda and Tappy, her pet goat get lost in the forest. They would need help finding their way out. Would that help come from within the forest?
Bobby Stix
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 770. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
Bobby Stix looked different. He had no friends. This made him feel sad. The children in the town of Stixsville laughed at him. They did not want to play with him. Until one day, Bobby had a plan that would change how the children of Stixsville felt about him forever.
The Shelter Budgies
Series: Nana's Rescue Stories. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,020. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Birds, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Pets
(4.00 from 1 review)
The budgies sat in separate cages at the shelter. There were five of them. Teaky, Booey, Joey, Maxi, and Mary. This is the story of how Nana adopted the budgies and took them home to live with her. While Nana gave the budgies a lovely home to live in, the budgies gave her so much more in return.
Shep 2
Series: Nana's Rescue Stories. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 2,110. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Ducks, Geese, etc.
The continuing story of Shep a domestic duck living at the lake with the mallard ducks. Shep is not an ordinary duck. He is a duck with a big heart. He really cares about his little foster family at the lake. He has fostered many baby ducklings. When baby ducklings are born, their mothers sometimes have a difficult time keeping them out of trouble. This is where Shep steps in to help.
Shep: A True Story
Series: Nana's Rescue Stories. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 2,080. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Ducks, Geese, etc.
The true story of a domestic duck born in the wild. Losing his mother at a very young age, the baby ducks he takes under his wing and cares for while he is not much more than a baby himself, his struggles and triumphs learning to fit in with the other ducks, surviving a bitter cold winter without the ability to fly and hunt for food. He comes through it all with “flying” colors.
Nana and the Ducklings
Series: Nana's Rescue Stories. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 3,310. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Ducks, Geese, etc.
The true story of duck eggs found in an abandoned nest. The eggs would never have had a chance at life unless nature got a helping hand. That helping hand came on a warm summer's day when Nana spotted the eggs in the grass at the lake. They were lying in between a lot of broken eggs but somehow had survived the vicious attack on their nest by the wild animals.

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Smashwords book reviews by Patsy Whittle

  • Bumpkin Gets Big on Aug. 30, 2015

    What a lovely book to read to your children. I loved Bumpkin's story. The book shows us there is love and caring in this world for animals. What an amazing rescue story beautifully told through poetry. Thank you to everyone who made it possible for Bumpkin's rescue and her new life.
  • Boob Tube (A Soap Opera Novel) on Oct. 22, 2015

    I remember going to visit my friend in the hospital and getting caught up in the Soap Opera world with her. She got me hooked on the daytime drama. These are the exciting memories I recalled as I read this book. It was so much like what my friend and I were so wrapped up in that we hardly talked during my visit. Ireally enjoyed this book. It was a great read and full of page turning action. The book is well written and flows nicely with the characters. There are great story lines and plots. This book held me on the edge of my seat, and I loved the ending, abrupt, but we'll suited to the story. Furthermore, I would love to see it on the big screen. Well done Mark and Lesleyanne Coker. Thank you for the entertainment.
  • Danny the Duckling: Short Stories, Games, Jokes, and More! on Nov. 16, 2015

    I like Danny Duckling. Especially how he cares about his friends. He like to keep them all happy and in a good mood. If I was a duckling I would want Danny as my friend. I like the games and mazes at the end of the book. They are fun! The illustrations are beautiful and the stories well told. Thank you for this book. I read it first because I'm the biggest kid in the house :), next I will read it to my grandchildren.
  • Runaway Ducks on July 04, 2019

    Such a sweet story. I absolutely love Mallards. And, I really enjoyed the book.. Thank you!