A collection of three short stories, from the life of Lightning, a real live care kitty.
Lightning has a lot of work since his family consists of one perpetually stressed preteen, a young autistic boy, and a mother balancing university, children, and being an author.
Join Lightning in his adventures as a care kitty.
Contains a special extended version of "Lightning's Job" as well as "The Battle of the Tomato" and "Disarmament." "Lightning's Job" introduces us to Lightning, and his love of a particular red fruit. In "Battle of the Tomato" see whether he gets his way and wins his tomato. Join Son and Lightning in "Disarmament" while Lightning saves the day and makes the path back to the apartment safe for Mother to bring in the laundry.
Good for helping show children some of the many things service cats (care kitties) do, as there are more service animals than just dogs.
This book is intended and written for young children.
|Publisher:||THG StarDragon Publishing|
|File size:||112 KB|
About the Author
Teresa Garcia (once Teresa Huddleston-Garcia) is a 30-something mother of two children with special needs, raising them "alone" in the small mountain town of McCloud, CA. Just because she is on her own though, does not mean that she is "alone." Many thanks are due to the McCloud Community Resource Center, to her brother and his family, and her mother, for all their help.
When not drowning in university coursework for her International Relations degree, and chained to the computer, she loves to text role play, write stories, hike, paint, meditate, and play games or read with her kids. She also writes quests for, and helps to maintain, the online browser-based RPG Dragon Hearts.
She was raised in another mountain community, which she visits as often as she can spare time and gas, though not nearly often enough for her wishes. Her parents always encouraged her writing and artistic talents. In 2005, she decided to pick up the dream of writing and publishing a novel once more, having shelved that (and the "Shadow Chronicles" manuscript) in her early college years due to the time constraints of motherhood at the time. In 2006 she released to the public her first novel in the "Dragon Shaman" series, "Taming the Blowing Wind," and has since published a second book in the series and a poetry book. She likes to deal with multicultural themes because of her own background.
Currently Teresa has several manuscripts to work on, such as her "Dragon Shaman" series of novels and her current favorite serialized story, "Selkies' Skins."
Teresa writes short stories for children in the Adventures of Lightning the Cat series. Her other titles are intended for more advanced readers.
Her personal blog is located at http://rainstardragon.livejournal.com
In addition to finding her in print on Lulu, she can be found at Amazon Author Central.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book totally rocks! Everyone should have a cat like Lightning. Told from a cat's perspective, this charming, heart touching and sometimes grin invoking series of short stories will soon find itself sunning on the ledge of your keeper shelf. And every now and then, you might-just might-find yourself holding it once again as you stroke the stories with the gentle caress of your eyes. Once more the words will rub their silken fur against your soul, as it lovingly winds its way around the ankles of your heart, tickling the bare knees of your mind with its 'tail'. Very highly recommended. I will be watching for this author's work, for, in the reading of this story, she has just earned a place on my heart's 'keeper shelf'. jan