Itsy Mouse Book Released

My latest illustrated children’s book has been released! Both the print version and ebook are now available on Amazon!

Below is a preview of the book from YouTube:

From the book description:

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 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.

Draekkon’s Fire Available on Kindle Vella

Draekkon's Fire Cover Reveal Fantasy Fiction story Vella by Patti Arnold

Today my newest fantasy fiction novel Draekkon’s Fire, debuts as a Kindle Vella (before being published as an ebook and in print). The first two episodes are available with new episodes to be added weekly. This will be an ongoing series on Vella until a first book is published – it was already in the final stages with 50 chapters! Publishing this story as a Vella on KDP offers the opportunity for me to get to know the readers. I’ll include notes about each episode and a short poll for readers to participate in. I hope you enjoy the series!

In the meantime, here is the cover reveal! I created the book cover myself. Creating my own cover gave me the opportunity to sharpen my digital and graphic design skills. The design features the main characters (from left to right) Datura, Aeve and Storm. Cintarzia is a world I created at the beginning of the pandemic, when I was looking for something challenging to write. There isn’t a better genre than epic fantasy to distract me. I hope you enjoy it!

Draekkon's Fire Cover Reveal Fantasy Fiction story Vella by Patti Arnold
Cover Design by Patricia Arnold, ©2022.

A 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.