I enjoy writing and illustrating books. Since I was a girl, I liked writing and drawing and could never choose which avenue to pursue, so I chose both. I’m inspired by mythology, and I like to collect books on the topic, some of which I enjoyed when I was a child. I’ve written over a dozen books from non-fiction to fiction. My first book became an important milestone for me. Strictly G.I. commemorates my grandmother’s service in the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corp during World War II.
Books by Patricia Arnold
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Itsy Mouse is about a chocolate chip cookie chomping mouse who loves pink slippers!
Itsy Mouse is a tidy little mouse, but will people welcome him? This first book in the Fur and Feather Tales series is a mouse adventure book for children.
Itsy Mouse is about an adorable little field mouse who loves to eat! With a cozy little home in an old barn, he has the perfect life for a country mouse. This mouse book for children gives readers an illustrated view of Itsy’s home, a place filled with little things. His cute tiny home doesn’t stop him from thinking about a nearby farmhouse with a well-stocked kitchen. With all the goodies inside, how can he resist? Itsy is risking it all for a late-night quest for food and luxury in a pink fuzzy slipper.This delightful animal adventure book is also a picture book written and illustrated by Patricia Arnold. The Fur and Feather Tales series is based on the adventures of animals living in the author’s yard. The charming and humorous story and illustrations in this book will make you smile! This delightful book is a great choice for storytime. Parents, grandparents, teachers, educators, and caregivers looking for mouse books for kids will find the world of Itsy Mouse an unexpectedly fun place to visit.
A new epic fantasy fiction novel by Patricia Arnold is available on Kindle Vella. This will be the first publishing of Draekkon’s Fire. This book will be available as an eBook, print book, hardcover, and as a signed, limited edition print in the coming months. The book cover was designed by the author, including character art.
A brief description of the series: Cintarzians are enjoying a century of peace without dragons until someone upsets the balance. When a bitter queen goes all-in on revenge, a cruel king presses his advantage. Their foolish actions benefit Vellaine, a sorcerer conjuring a dragon. With the immortal witch Datura at his side, he can conquer Cintarzia if she wishes it. Storm Crossley, and his allies race the clock to save a world on the edge. As the Crimson Guard and others prepare for battle, the druids use magic against sorcery.Read Episodes of Draekkon’s Fire
Enchanted Christmas Short Stories and Poems
Enchanted Christmas Short Stories and Poems by Patricia Arnold has four heartwarming stories of Christmas magic and adventure with a little humor added in. The author follows up her previous Christmas short story anthology, Christmas Poems and Short Stories with this collection of short stories written especially for 2021.In the first story, The Christmas Play, circa the late 1970’s, a child is excited about being in the School Christmas play. A second story, The Magic Christmas Card features a reluctant Christmas time traveler who must decide if he should alter the past or follow his friend’s advice. A third story, The Case of the Missing Christmas Tree is about a father’s mission to determine what happened to their missing Christmas tree. Clues lead to the eccentric artificial tree manufacturer who produced it. The fourth story, Double the Recipe is a tale about an heirloom family recipe box capable of surprising things.These touching, at times humorous and enchanting stories will transform your Christmas story telling tradition, Includes two poems by the author, Christmas at Grandmas and Snow World.
Building a Handmade Business: Growing a Creative Company
Starting a creative company shouldn’t require going into debt. If you agree, you’ll find wit and wisdom in this book for creative entrepreneurs. Author, artist and graphic designer Patricia Arnold presents her best tips for starting a handmade business with this initial volume in her Creative Entrepreneur series. After starting a business in 1999 on a shoestring budget and then founding a second one ten years later, Patricia Arnold has a lot to say about building creative businesses from scratch. With her works selling locally as well as globally, Patricia has written this book in a manner that addresses the dilemmas of the creative entrepreneur.Those wishing to follow her lead and build their own creative company or sell their handmade art will find inspiration in this book.Told from the author’s standpoint based on years of fine art study and experience, Patricia offers her own creative story including lessons she’s learned along the way. Prior to embracing handmade once more, Patricia learned traditional commercial art methods in the 1980’s classroom and digital design during the 1990’s and 2000’s. Patricia’s creative journey has been an interesting one that will have the reader ready to take their own ideas to the next level.
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Christmas Poems and Short Stories
A collection of short stories and poems by Patricia Arnold. Audio book narration by Carol Marino. This holiday anthology of six Christmas Short Stories blends contemporary stories of fiction with traditional charm. These cheerful, heartwarming tales feature nostalgic Christmas memories paired with enchanting stories of magic. Christmas angels, fairies and Santa Claus make appearances within the pages of this book. The author began these Christmas stories in 1997 with the award winning essay, The Best Part of Christmas. In the The Ghosts of Christmas Past previous generations meet the present because of an ordinary family heirloom. A hand-me-down red scarf is the key to Christmas magic in The Red Christmas Scarf. The Winter Road is a short story of a boy living in a rural area who learns the land he lives on is frequented by someone important once a year. A Fairy Merry Christmas invites readers to the Murphy Farm, where homesteading fairies join forces with The Murphy family to help Santa complete his deliveries. Three poems provide holiday warmth between stories while charming illustrations by the author adorn the pages.
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The Magical Murphy Farm Series
Join Brooke as she discovers the hidden world of fairies! A Fairy Good Year is the culmination of four seasons in the life of Brooke Murphy, a young girl living on a farm. Each season brings a new discovery about Lismore Baile, the colony of fairies that inhabit her parent’s land. This book includes the first four stories from The Magical Murphy Farm series. In the spring, Brooke finds some magical glasses that allow her to see the realm of Lismore Baile. By summer, she joins her new friends as they search for a lost water nymph. During the fall, Brooke receives a birthday surprise from her friends. In the winter, Join the Murphys and the people of Lismore Baile as they prepare for the holiday season. Christmas Eve is all the more incredible at the Magical Murphy Farm when a special visitor arrives! With a fairy story for every season, the magical Murphy Farm is the most amazing place you’ll ever inhabit! Includes beautiful illustrations by Patricia Arnold and Lisa Arnold. All 4 books are available in audio format with narration by David Zarbock.A Fairy Good Year (Anthology of all 4 Books)
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Monster Land by Patricia Arnold
Molly lives by the beach. She likes to get into mischief, but there’s a reason why. The monsters of Monster Land are behind it! The monsters of Monster Land are free to act and do as they please! This sounds like a good idea to Molly, for awhile anyways…
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Punkin Jim is about the transformation of a humble little pumpkin from a pumpkin patch into a mischievous Halloween spirit. The ordinary pumpkin is ripe for Punkin Jim to take over because he is sad because Autumn Wilson didn’t choose him to be her jack-o-lantern.
Sassy Catt Acts Bad
Sassy Cat has a little brother named Junior. Even though Junior Cat is just a kitten, Sassy wishes he would act good! One day, she gets an idea to act just like Junior, doing all the things that she thinks that her brother would do. Eventually, Sassy learns that she really just needs to have some patience with her sibling and that Junior really just wants to spend time with her. She learns that having a little brother can be fun and she can be a sister that Junior can look up to.Amazon
The Illuminiers is the story of Amberly and Morgan. Both are from successful suburban families until out of nowhere, they are individually caught up in the schemes of Markus Burne. Their uncertain paths connect in a place of mystery and magic.
Strictly G.I. is a woman’s historical World War II Memoir created from an actual collection of letters and Vmail. Wanda served in the 149th WAAC Post Hq. Co., the first group of Womens Auxiliary Army Corps (WAAC) during World War II to be sent overseas. “Strictly G.I.” is a phrase my grandmother used to describe herself. She advanced quickly in the ranks, and shared her proudest moments in the letters, beginning with her initial training in Des Moines to marches before the general in North Africa. She also shares more humorous moments and interesting observations.
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Books to Read (Most Retailers)Social Engineering: Hiding in Plain Sight
Audio Book: Social Engineering: Hiding in Plain Sight by Patricia Arnold and narrated by Rich Grimshaw (iTunes)
Coloring by Design Coloring Book Series Book 1 – Dream Patterns Coloring Book
The Dream Patterns Coloring Book includes original illustrations by artists Patricia Arnold and Lisa Arnold.Coloring encourages wellness and inner peace. This simple, soothing activity stimulates the areas of the brain responsible for creativity, motor skills, and the senses. Join others of all ages in this soothing activity. Organized in three parts, this adult coloring book has 34 illustrations to color. The Imagination Garden includes floral patterns, birds and landscapes. Celestial Dreams contains coloring pages inspired by the sun, moon and stars. Underwater Inspirations takes you under the sea and into lakes filled with koi. Choose your favorite page and color it using crayons, color pencils or just about anything you like to color with. If using markers, place a sheet of paper behind the page you are coloring to prevent bleed through. Each drawing was created specifically for this book. Existing stock images were not used and the images are hand drawn.
Teachers Pay Teachers – Ocean Themed Coloring Pages
Teachers Pay Teachers – Garden Themed Coloring Pages
Coloring by Design Coloring Book Series Book 2 – Pirate Castaways Coloring Book
Teachers Pay Teachers – Pirate Themed Coloring Pages
Dusty Rose: True Love Forever
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