A local author is seeking animal adoption stories for a new project.
By Chris Dehnel, Patch Staff
TOLLAND, CT — A local author is seeking animal adoption stories for a new project.
Tolland-based author Kimberly Palmucci recently wrote her first series inspired by the true story of her three-legged cats. Now, she has switched gears and is writing a new series aimed at sharing the true animal adoption stories of others and is seeking involvement from the community.
“On my journey as a writer, I have had so many great conversations with other animal lovers who share the most amazing, inspirational stories with me,” Palmucci said. “I think that if we share enough positive stories about adoption, the way that homeless pets are widely perceived will change.”
Palmucci announced recently that her new “Fur-ever” series will include “several narrative nonfiction books comprised of true animal adoption stories.”
The first book in the series, “The Door to Fur-ever,” is scheduld to be be released in 2020.
“Animals in shelters and local rescues are not broken or less because of their circumstances. If anything, they are strong, resilient, and adaptable,” Palmucci added. “I hope this book inspires others to create a story of their own.”
Palmucci said she is currently accepting adoption stories to be considered for the book. She will be
reviewing each submission and ultimately choosing 12-18 stories to be included in “The Door to Furever,” with additional stories to also be included in upcoming books in the series. The author, who previously worked as a multi-media reporter, will use her journalism background to conduct interviews and share each story.
“I want to get as many narrative elements about these stories as possible to give readers a truly captivating experience. It’s my job to go beyond who, what, when, where, and why, and dive deeper into storytelling elements, allowing readers to feel as if they are watching a film of each pet’s journey in their mind.”
If you or someone you know has an unforgettable animal adoption story, Palmucci wants to hear it. Submissions may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recently, Palmucci completed her children’s “Purr-fectly” series that shares a positive message about shelter pets and celebrating the qualities that make us unique and different. She wrote three picture story books and one coloring book as part of the series, inspired by her three-legged cats Meesta and Princess.