Monday, July 4, 2016

Celebrate the love of animals and help support the World Wildlife Fund

Who doesn't love animals?

At any given moment on Facebook you'll stumble across a picture, or a video, about some kind of animal. 

I might have the best intentions to pop in for a quick minute on Facebook, and then find myself ten minutes later still mesmerized by videos of cute cats, funny dogs, or other wildlife, with little to no recollection of what I went to Facebook for in the first place. 

Most people love nothing more than finding joy in the unconditional love of an animal. That's why it was a no-brainer for myself, and my four fellow authors, to choose the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) as our charity to donate all profits for our upcoming anthology, Moon, Mist & Magic. 

  • Why I love the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF)

WWF's mission is to conserve nature and reduce the most pressing threats to the diversity of life on Earth.

They organize their work around six areas:

    1. Food
    2. Climate
    3. Fresh Water
    4. Wildlife
    5. Forests
    6. Oceans

To find out more about the World Wildlife Fund, or provide an additional donation, visit their website.

  • Why I love my Pets
If you've visited my website, or follow me on Facebook, by now you've met my writing assistant, Scruff.  He tends to be a camera hog so he shows up all over the place. He's adorable, and he knows it.

Scruff ensures I keep my butt in the chair- by sleeping behind it, blocking my exit. 

Before we had our lovable, opinionated, Shih Tzu for the last three years, we had a Lhasa Apso, named Bummy (he was a 'bum puppy' or a 'runt') for over fourteen years.

Bummy also assisted in helping me write, as you can see... 

Throughout the years, I've written essays about the adventures of my twins and our furry family members (including Beef, short for beefcake, our long deceased hamster. )
    1. My dog wears diapers
    2. Where's the Beef?
    3. New Tricks to an Old Dog
  • Why I love Animals in Stories
Most of my stories have some type of animal in them. I believe they add fun to the storyline and make my characters more believable. It allows them to reveal traits about themselves that they might not be able to with another person. 

  • Why I love Shifter Stories 
Although I've not yet written a shifter story, I've read some really good ones. You'll find a few in the Moon, Mist & Magic Anthology that are pretty awesome! 

I think the first shifter story that caught my eye would be Twilight. After seeing "Jacob" in the movie, I had a hard time determining if I'd be 'Team Edward" or "Team Jacob". 

Since then, I've found many other shifter stories that I love. What kind of paranormal creature do you love to read about?

Get ready to be enchanted by mythical beasts, magical creatures, and moonlit nights. Enjoy your favorite author, and perhaps discover someone new, in these five fantastic tales of paranormal romance woven with moon, mist, and magic…

Featuring stories by Maureen L. Bonatch, Abigail Owen,
 J.C. McKenzie, Sharon Saracino & L.A. Kelley
Moon, Mist & Magic

What do you love about animals? Share your favorite magical story, or tell us about your pet!

About the Author:

Maureen writes stories in the beautiful state of Pennsylvania that boast laughter, light suspense and something magical in the hope of sharing her love of finding the extraordinary in the ordinary world. She writes Paranormal Romance and Fantasy.

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Carla Lake said...

Animals love you no matter what. They are loyal and honest.

Maureen said...

Thank you so much for visiting, Carla! I agree- unconditional love :)

Diane Burton said...

Dogs are such wonderful companions. They give comfort, can be protective, and can keep rabbits from eating the plants or chase geese out of the yard. We've had 3 dogs and someday will get another. I do miss having a dog, but right now traveling is more important and I hate to kennel a dog.

Maureen said...

Thank you so much for visiting Diane. I agree- dogs are wonderful - but they are a commitment. It's like having a furry child that never grows up, lol. ;)