Stories of Pets by Pets for Pets by Linda Gorman

What if pets could talk?™ My "Stories of Pets by Pets for Pets" book comprises short stories about pets and their exploits from the pets’ points of view, with the pets doing the speaking. They bring on unexpected joy, laughter, even a tugging of the heart. -- Linda Gorman



Book Cover of Stories of Pets by Pets for Pets book by Linda Gorman

Pet Stories by Linda Gorman


UPDATE: AUDIOBOOK NOW AVAILABLE ON AMAZON AND AUDIBLE!

TWO SAMPLES TO PREVIEW

Linda Gorman Audiobook AudioPlay

The audiobook can now be purchased on Amazon and Audible, and on iTunes any day now. These are the world's three largest purveyors of audiobooks.

We are very excited about how the AudioPlay concept worked out. You will be amazed as how you get engaged in the stories, hearing their goings-on from their points of view. They express a full range of emotions, including much laughter.

Listening is Believing™.

You can listen to a sample of my Audiobook spoken by "voice actors" with music and special effects. I call it an AudioPlay because it's like a radio play popular prior to the advent of television.

Two samples are offered on this website.

"A Day In The Life Of Royalty" is a multi-voice audiostory about princess Tasha and her protector Rocco. But what happens when they perceive an emergency?

Listen to A Day In The Life Of Royalty

Jasper, in "Busy Busy Jasper", struggles to get the attention of beautiful Lucy who he calls Looocy. He ponders, "What do I have to do?" So, what does he do? Listen to his frustrated attempts, and hear what he eventually decides.

Listen to Busy Busy Jasper



Purchase Linda's Pet Stories Books

Linda's book is available in four formats: Audiobook, Hard Cover, Paperback, and eBook (aka Kindle Book and NOOK). Linda's eBook publishing by her publisher Archway is compatible with the following devices: Amazon Kindle, the Sony Reader, the Barnes & Noble eReader, Nook, Google Play Books, Kobo Books, and iBooks Store.


Print Books and Audiobook

Amazon Books

Amazon is well known for their fast deliveries and offer of free shipping for Amazon Prime members. One-stop shopping for Print Book versions including Kindle version and the Audiobook.



Audiobook Only

Audible Bookstore

Audible is the leading creator and provider of premium audio storytelling. Audible has reinvented a media category, and is the driving force behind today’s audio entertainment revolution.



Apple iTunes

Coming soon to iTunes. Check back in late January, should be up at that time.




Print Books Only

Archway Bookstore

By special arrangement with my publisher Archway, division of Simon & Shuster, I will double my donations to deserving organizations listed below versus purchases from other book sellers.


Barnes&Noble Books

This major national brick-and-mortar book seller, Barnes & Noble, also offers online book purchases in all three formats.



What They're Saying About Linda's Pet Stories


09 Nov 2020 17:48
Charles Segal -- 
I am so impressed by this, and I am overjoyed to be working with such lovely and caring people. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

24 Aug 2020 11:19
SMJones -- 
A great book for little ears of all types and a terrific nod for shelter pet adoption and the people wo dedicate their time and energy to saving animals. A book well worth reading and a donation to a terrific cause.

06 Jun 2020 14:51
KT-- 
Light, easy reading! Sure to bring a smile to your face along with chuckles and nods of "so true, so true".

26 May 2020 07:52
Ron Morris-- 
"Very well written, especially considering that it comes from the mouths of animals. I always wondered what was on my pet’s mind... now I know... shared it with my grandkids and we all got a kick out of it. Great job Linda... you’re a true pet whisperer!"

06 May 2020 11:45
Deb Street-- 
"This is wonderful Linda. A lot of effort went into this and we love that you are helping other pets through the sales of your book."

06 May 2020 11:35
Debra Galloway-- 
"I really enjoyed Linda's book! I loved that you wrote it from the pet's perspective---very charming!"

06 May 2020 11:32
Bob and Le Ann Christianson-- 
"We have always believed our pet babies were smart and communicated with us. This enjoyable book, with their photogenic expressions and stories, prove it is true. We are honored to be part of the book proceeds being donated to Canine Companions for Independence."

Linda Gorman Donations

Linda will be donating a significant portion of her net royalties to the following organizations committed to providing assistance dogs to veterans free of charge (Canine Companions for Independence) and protecting and caring for pets (Humane Society of Southern Arizona). With her book title including "...for Pets", you can bet she means it!

Canine Companions for Independence donations

Humane Society of Southern Arizona donations

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Linda Gorman Author Book About Pets In Stories of Pets by Pets for Pets, Linda offers a collection of short stories OF PETS based on facts collected from questionnaires she gave to pet owners. Being written from the point of view of pets, Linda presents her stories as being told BY PETS. Her touching, sweet and believable stories expressing love and hope will please children of all ages and perhaps surface elusive feelings generating productive conversations. This book is also FOR PETS. Linda will donate a generous portion of book royalties to needy pet shelters.

What if pets could talk?™ What if they could reveal points of view and express emotions of everyday life in their simple communications with their kin?

With her natural affinity for pets--especially dogs--and decades of experience in creative endeavors demanding imagination and persuasive expression that is fundamental to all art forms, author Linda Gorman is perfectly situated to be the voice of pets.

Her writing style as illustrated in her "Poesyart" poems in her self-published A Whisper of Inspiration (2008) is to present challenges and gently offer opportunistic responses to them.

In her Stories of Pets by Pets for Pets, Linda likes to strike nerves suddenly, with imaginative interpretations of facts provided by pet owners, bringing unexpected joy, laughter, even a tugging of the heart.


Table of Stories

Puddin' Pie

Suave And Debonair Bogey

The Tales of Two Doggies

I Live In Happy Land

Kitty Mom's Sweet Lovable Boy

A Day In The Life Of Royalty
AudioPlay Song "Trouble Flew Out The Window" by Charles Segal

Little Beauty
AudioPlay Songs "All Aboard To Dreamland" and "My Muse" by Charles Segal

Murphy And Molly
AudioPlay Song "Buya V3" by Charles Segal

The Pampered Parrot

Busy Busy Jasper

A Little Bit Of Doggie Heaven

Skinny Minnie Me
AudioPlay Song "Gotta Find Someone" by Charles Segal

Our Sweet Social Snowflake

Me And My Shadow
AudioPlay Song "Acorn Acorn" by Charles Segal

Mr. Finn and Jack Rabbit

Sophie's Christmas Present
AudioPlay Song "The Ugly Duckling" by Charles Segal

Tyger Tyger Burning Bright

Meet Fonzy And Moose

Keli And Friends

Sweet Elena
AudioPlay Song "Suco Okapopa" by Charles Segal

Ti Ti At Your Service

Mitzi, Max and Bojanhles



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Be sure to check the new "About Charles Segal" section on the Stories Of Pets By Pets For Pets website! 
enfeedia RSS feed publisherA new section as been added to the Stories Of Pets By Pets For Pets website: "About Charles Segal". Charles graciously contributed a number of his songs for use in Linda's "audioplay" version of her book. Charles is an extraordinary musician and prolific songwriter. We are honored to include his music that so effectively enhances the mood of associated stories. The audiobook has been "released to retail", so that any day now it will be appear in Linda's Amazon listing for her print books and also be offered in iTunes and Audible.

Update as to Availability of the Stories Of Pets By Pets For Pets Audioplay 
photoenfeedia RSS feed publisherIt looks like the Stories of Pets by Pets for Pets audioplay will be in retail in mid January if not earlier. The delay is in part due to the impact of COVID-19 at ACX, the distributor who also provides the final approval of submitted audiobooks, and in part, having to do with an iteration of the approval process in order to subdivide the Opening and Closing sections. That update has been completed and resubmitted to ACX for final approval of those changes. Because of this being a minor non-technical update (no changes to any audio), the approval process is being fast-tracked.

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The AudioPlay of "Stories Of Pets By Pets For Pets" is now released to production 
enfeedia RSS feed publisherOn November 2, 2020, Linda released the audiobook version of her print book, Stories of Pets by Pets for Pets, to production. After ACX (the Amazon-owned audiobook distribution firm) performs a final review of the production, it will be released to Amazon, iTunes and Audible -- the three largest purveyors of audiobooks. It may take 30 days for it to appear on those sites (and many more), in time for Holiday giving. See related item on her website, near the top of the left column. You will be surprised!

If you want to pass the word around (and she hopes you do!), you can give them the URL for this site or simply tell them to do an internet search on the term "Linda Gorman's book about pets". She gets far more than her fair share of 'hits' with that search term.

Sneak Preview of the audiobook of Stories Of Pets By Pets For Pets! Coming this fall to a computer near you! 
photoenfeedia RSS feed publisherThe audiobook of Linda's print book, Stories of Pets by Pets for Pets, is in production and expected to be released this fall! The first completed "AudioStory" is "Busy Busy Jasper". It is included on Linda's website for you to enjoy. The completed "AudioPlay" will include all 22 of the stories from her book.

Why the term "AudioPlay"? Because unlike virtually all the other audiobooks, her AudioPlay is presented by "voice actors" with embedded music and special effects. It’s in the style of the radio plays popular prior the arrival of television. Let your imagination roam and hear the pets tell their stories as envisioned by the voice actors.

The AudioPlay will be available on Amazon (along with her print book), iTunes, and Audible that dominates the audiobook marketplace.

Mobile Book Signing Event -- now that's customer service! 
enfeedia RSS feed publisherWhether it's making a delivery of her Stories of Pets by Pets for Pets book through a courtyard gate or doing a personal book signing on a bike ride, Linda knows how to keep things moving despite the Covid-19 disease.

Mobile Book Signing Event -- now that's customer service! 
photoenfeedia RSS feed publisherWhether it's making a delivery of her Stories of Pets by Pets for Pets book through a courtyard gate or doing a personal book signing on a bike ride, Linda knows how to keep things moving despite the Covid-19 disease.

A Boy and His Dog 
photoenfeedia RSS feed publisherReading to his canine sidekick, enjoying the antics of Puddin' Pie in Linda's new book. How perfect is that!

Books available directly from my stash 
enfeedia RSS feed publisherI have a stash of books at my in-home studio available for purchase. Call or email me to arrange pick-up time.

FIRST SALE! Delivered Studio "GateSide" on April 1, 2020 
photoenfeedia RSS feed publisherI am pleased to announce the first sale of Stories of Pet by Pets for Pets to Bob and Le Ann. We had to be creative about the personal delivery method, given the COVID-19 disease, social distancing, and hand washing, as everyone in our community was abiding by all recommendations and requirements. We selected the front gate outside my studio and kept our customers on the outside. We briefly broke the six foot distance requirement, not wanting to throw the book at our customers.The payment check was transferred in similar fashion. OK, we staged the photo, and after about five minutes and lots of laughter, we were successful. After the handoff, all parties washed their hands.

Welcome to my news about "Stories of Pets by Pets for Pets". 
photoenfeedia RSS feed publisherI'm excited to present a very unique collection of stories spoken by pets through their point of view. Updates will be posted here to keep you informed. You can follow me by signing up for email alerts delivered to you whenever items are posted here. To do so, click the "Follow Me" button posted above. Welcome to pet lovers of all ages!


Who Is Charles Segal?

Music together with sound effects enhances the imagination adding the dimension that makes an audiobook a "play", thus the term AudioPlay. Linda is thrilled to have the songs of Charles Segal weaving their way through a number of her stories; see Table of Stories on this webpage for details.

So who is Charles Segal?

Charles Segal is a classically trained jazz/commercial pianist and composer born June 15th, 1929 in Joniskis, Lithuania. At the age of two his family moved to South Africa. Segal studied classical music, becoming an Associate (ATCL) and Licentiate of the Trinity College of London (LTCL) in performance and teaching. He was a founding member of the Southern African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO) and the Drama and Literary Rights Organization (DALRO) in 1961. He founded the Charles Segal Music School in Pretoria and Cape Town. In 1973, Segal's song, "My Children, My Wife" (Segal/Roos), won a SARI for Song of the Year.

Segal's musical career spread to other parts of the world, including London, Boston (1967), and New York where his song "Another Time, Another Place" was recorded by jazz singer Arthur Prysock. Other hits written in the USA include "Girl Power" with Sheila Davis and "Tomboy", sung by Ronnie Dove, which received a "bullet" rating in Billboard Magazine in 1968.

In 1986, Charles relocated to Boston. He and his wife Colleen co-wrote eight full-length childrens' musicals and published several music books, including "Instant Keyboard," "Instant Guitar," and "Instant Songwriting."

Segal moved from Boston to Los Angeles in 2011. He performs piano regularly at celebrity events for award shows such as the Oscars and Emmys, the MTV Movie Awards and the Kids Choice and Teen Choice Awards. In June 2017, Segal was awarded the Guinness Book of World Records title of Most Recorded Pianist in the world, citing 11,721 tracks of his over 28,000 recorded titles. At the age of 91, Charles still records new music in his home studio almost every day.