Kathy Anne Pippig (Harris)
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About Kathy Anne Pippig (Harris)
Kathy lives in the San Joaquin Valley, the agricultural hub of the nation, in Central California -- where she shares her life with her husband and furry family. She finds inspiration for her novels, short stories, and poems from her family, her past jobs, her life's experiences and from the furry loved ones who share her world.
Much of Kathy's work reflects her enthusiasm for the magic of music, the enchantment of the Earth and the beauty of all creatures dwelling in our midst. She writes to reach the reader's heart and mind and make a difference.
The author has been writing since her youth; five decades and counting. She has been a student of the martial arts; and while attending university studied anthropology, mythology and folklore. Kathy has six published books. She is also a contributing author for the highly acclaimed book: Inspiring Generations: 150 Years, 150 Stories in Yosemite - published May 13, 2014. In addition, some of her stories are featured in other various well-known anthologies. Her award-winning poetry and short stories have been featured in online publications and traditional hard-copy print such as newspapers, books and magazines.
Retired, Kathy is now able to pursue her interests in writing, music, reading and the love of animals.
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Titles By Kathy Anne Pippig (Harris)
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This tale takes the reader into a post-apochalyptic, alternate future - and a rare friendship that grows from the bonding of a wolf shape shifter, and a human - a human who has evolved into something more than human, going beyond modern-day man and back to what we all were, what we all needed to be, eons ago, in order to survive...
This is the second novel in the shape shifter series.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THIS BOOK
"BRAVO!!!! I loved this novel. However, now I have that sadness that I always have when I finish a good book. You know, that sense of loss?? The characters are so well developed that you become involved in their quest and can't wait to know what happens next. The landscape is so rich with detail and rather eerie references to the past that it seems like a character as well. I highly recommend this book, but caution that it is not easy to put down."
"1. Much of the background during Melder's travels are a reminiscent of a 'western' background. 2. Is it SF or is it F? Who cares, it is good. 3. This is not just another catastrophe novel, but the scenes where Melder encounters the ruined remains of our civilization are nice and spooky."
"Melder was an exceptional adventure fantasy novel. It has everything you would expect in either genre. I was hooked from the beginning when the melder saved the wolf, and the entire book was a wonderful journey for me as I followed along with the two on their quest. This marvelous story had suspense, humor and delightful characters. I highly recommend this book."
"Melder, is refreshingly different. Oh sure, post-apocolypse books have been written, but this book doesn't focus that much on destruction. Rather, it hands it over in poignant moments and snapshots of regret for a rich farm valley that became a wasteland, and mournful sorrow over a family huddled together in their last moments. Those moments are thankfully brief. This book is about a quest, and hope, and a new way of life springing from the ashes like a newborn phoenix. It's about the joy of discovering new friendships and the growth of one's skills. It's about the comfort of companionship and respect for each other's differences. It has some surprising twists and intriguing mysteries. It has questions. The chapters are short which I find make reading faster and also make it easier to put the bookmark in when I have to, which I've come to regret more and more each time I have to do it. My husband accused me of being anti-social. I wish he was a reader so he'd understand what it is to be so engrossed in a good book that everything around you disappears. Those of you who've read this book know all this already. I've kept my review purposely vague for those who haven't read it yet. I hope that you will read it next. To Kathy, thank you for a vivid, comforting, refreshing read that has added moments of hope and humor to my days."
This story is about Mason, a wolf shape shifter. Mason has been banished from the Wolven Clan, which is tantamount to death. But instead of death, he discovers the secrets of his ancient past. And in this revelation, it becomes his destiny to expose memories of the planet's history - visions of its future. And he must present these memories to the elders who banished him.
During his exile he expected to find isolation on the empty beach at the coastal shore he called home - instead, he crosses paths with an orphaned child. Even more startling, he discovers another race of sentient beings; a different race of shape shifters.
This is the first novel in the shape shifter series.
A guide; for cancer patients and for those individuals whose loved ones have been diagnosed with cancer.
I have been told and have read in much of the literature I have received since April 2002 that each person's experience with cancer is different. Each approach to treatment is different. Each person's reaction to treatment, different. Anyone you stand next to, anywhere, will be different from you, even an identical twin. But know this, you are not alone.
In all the literature I was given to read, I didn't come across one piece, other than a short magazine article, that opened up the doors of a person's mind and heart and laid it out to share with others. I am doing that here...
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THIS BOOK:
"I have recently read many so called "Cancer Journey" books. Some resonate deeply and other leave me cold, this book falls very much into the former camp. It is a book that is simply and honestly written and doesn't fall into the "oh poor me" camp. I found parts of it to be uplifting and inspiring and it touched a nerve but in a good way. If you are unfortunate enough to "Be on the journey" (God, I so hate that expression!) or know someone who is, then this is worth a read."
"The stranger within = A good book, helps to not feel so alone whether you are a carer or have cancer."
If you enjoy the holidays, family, animals, or nature-you will find it here. Be it the wondrous, the mystical, inspirational, or heart-sparkling, and even that which shadows our heart - there is something for everyone.
Enjoy the moments that touch our spirit-souls and speak to us where no voice can be heard.
The author finds inspiration for her novels, short stories, and poems from her family, her job, her life's experiences -- from a diagnosis of cancer, twice -- to a diagnosis of life, and from the furry loved ones who share her world. And she thanks God for them all.
A fantasy-adventure novel, The Selandahrs takes place in the past, the present, and somewhere in-between. It is a novella of power, rage, fear, hope, aspirations, and destinies.
It is about the Immortals, and the humans; the Selandahrans, and the Earthlings. About two worlds which at one time were as one. Two worlds now separating. Where only the portals make passage between the two worlds possible.
The portals can bring rejuvenation and healing to both worlds. They can also bring ruin. A voyaging awaits.
Excerpt: ”While searching Petfinder.com in May, I found what I considered to be a treasure: Snowy, a deaf, blind, three-year-old, double-merle Sheltie. She was residing in a shelter in Missouri, half a continent away from our home in Pennsylvania, but, despite the distance, I knew she was meant to become a member of our family. I contacted the shelter, only to find out that I was too late. Snowy was being adopted by someone who lived in – can you believe it – Pennsylvania! Hmm, what were the odds of that? In August, I was still thinking about Snowy when I received an email from Northern Chesapeake Sheltie Rescue (NCSR) about two double-merle Shelties they had recently taken in. I did not think much about it until, later that week, I saw a post on the NCSR email list asking a question about a blind, deaf female double merle. I brushed aside the stray papers to find the picture of Snowy. My eyes went immediately to her face. Could it be?” -Debbie Bauer