Monday, March 11, 2013

Through Frankie's Eyes By Barbara Techel Giveaway

Renowned novelist E.M. Forster wrote: "I suggest that the only books that influence us are those for which we are ready, and which have gone a little farther down our particular path than we have yet got ourselves." If your authentic self has disappeared beneath a burden of should haves or could haves—pleasing everyone but yourself, worrying about everything that's out of your control while ignoring what only you can change, settling for less than you know you can be—this is such a book. Author Barbara Techel has certainly gone farther down the path toward self-discovery than most of us have dared, and here she shares that journey with readers ready for its influence on their own choices. It's your time: to grow; to learn from a woman who's overcome her deepest fears to live joyfully, with integrity and intent; and to marvel at the magic of it happening under the guidance and knowing eyes of a small, red dog on wheels. Let this story seep into your consciousness and inspire you—indeed, allow you—to start or continue your own fulfilling journey to who you really are. You've picked up this book because you're craving the inspiration and uplift it so generously offers. Don't put it down. It’s a gift, if you're ready to accept it. Read it. Hold onto it to remind you that though you may have work to do, you absolutely can achieve the life you're striving for. Free yourself of the things that no longer matter, and embrace how beautiful the world is to someone who can see it…through Frankie's eyes.
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Barbara Techel is a passionate advocate for dogs with Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD) and dogs in wheelchairs. She is also passionate about helping others see their challenges in a positive way. After her dachshund, Frankie suffered a spinal injury she was custom-fitted for a wheelchair and Barbara realized the beautiful opportunity she had to spread a positive message that animals with disabilities can and do live quality lives if given a chance.

In her newest book, "Through Frankie's Eyes" she takes you on a journey that led her to live her own truth and live with more joy, all because of what Frankie was teaching her along the way.

In August 2012 she founded National Walk 'N Roll Dog Day in memory of Frankie and in honor of all dogs in wheelchairs. She also started the Frankie Wheelchair Fund which helps dogs who need wheelchairs whose families may not be able to afford them, or for dogs in rescue.

She is the award-winning author of the children's book series "Frankie, the Walk 'N Roll Dog" which are true, inspirational stories about her paralyzed dachshund. Frankie teaches us that no matter our challenges, we can persevere with a positive attitude. And despite our challenges we can each give back in our own, unique way. Frankie is Wisconsin Pet Hall of Fame Companion Dog.

Barbara's books have received National Best Book for children's picturebook, Merial Human-Animal Bond award, Editor's Choice from Allbooks Review, Indie Excellence finalist and Indie Excellence winner.
Frankie's story also appears in "Every Dog Has a Gift" by Rachel McPhearson, published by Penguin/Tarcher March 2010 and "Dogs and the Women Who Love Them: Extraordinary True Stories of Love, Healing and Inspiration" by Linda and Allen Anderson published Fall 2010 by New World Library (recommended by Oprah's O Magazine).

What an outstanding woman Barbara is she took a tragedy and turned it into an inspiration.
This is a must read book. All the women friends in my life they could learn a thing or two from this book.
I read it slow and savored every word and took in everything Barbara had to say.
I recommend this book.
I was given a copy of this book by the author.


  1. This is a new author, but the story sounds so good. I am going to order a copy from amazon. Thanks for telling us about this book Mary.

  2. Thank you so much, Mary for sharing my new book with your readers. I am so grateful and really appreciate your support!


  3. This is going to be a must read for me I see. I love the cover. I love to meet new authors. Thank you Mary I am heading over to amazon now for my own cop

  4. Love to read your reviews, Mary. This is a new author to me. It does sound like a good book.
    Thanks for the opportunity!!!

  5. Have not read any of Barbara's books looking forward to reading it. What a sweet cover.

  6. Great review for an amazing author. I know this is a must read book for me. I have learned a little about Barbara and am in awe of what she has done and is still doing with the fund raising activities. This sounds like the feel good story we all need right now.

    Thank you
    Mary for reviewing this book and thank you Barbara for writing this book sharing with all of us.

    Cathy Weber

  7. Another new author to me, int bucket list is growing ny the minute. Mary's reviews are excellent.

  8. Super review, I want to read this one.

  9. Thanks for the great review Mary. The books sounds great.

  10. What a story! Thanks, Mary, for recommending this great book. Sometimes we need to read a book like this to realize there is more to life than just recreation. I appreciate you!!!

  11. As the proud mama of an IVDD dog, I am looking forward to reading Barbara's book.