Share Your Animal Story With Dr. Bernie Siegel


The first story I ever had accepted was one I submitted to Dr. Bernie Siegel’s book: Faith, Hope, and Healing, and my dream of doing the work I love came true. I have been writing professionally ever since. Bernie and I are now producing another book about animals and the bonds of love between us. This book offers a wonderful opportunity for other non-published or published writers.

Have a think about the animals you have known and loved – was there a special bond that transformed your life? Did you see something in the wild that taught you an unforgettable lesson or witness an unusual friendship between animals of different species? Maybe now is the time to tell your story.

You know – the memory you’ve carried in your heart – the one that’s just aching to be told? Write it down and send it along. Don’t be shy; if your entry is chosen for inclusion in this book and needs a bit of editing or professional help, the story will receive it. You’ll still get author credit.

Maybe you’re already a published writer, but never found the right place to honor your beloved animal friend. Now is your chance. If you know someone who might like to share their story, please forward this announcement to them. Scroll down for Bernie’s invitation, a description of the book, entry deadline, and submission instructions. Thank you, and good luck!

Cynthia Hurn


from Dr. Bernie Siegel


Have you ever had a loving connection, been involved in an amazing rescue, or witnessed a healing experience with an animal?

Perhaps you have a heartwarming story you’d like to share. As a doctor and author of Love, Medicine, and Miracles, and as a lifelong friend and rescuer of animals (our house was always a zoo) I certainly do.

I am about to embark on writing a book about the miracles of healing and the transformation or growth that result from bonds between people and animals, and between animals and animals. I’ll be sharing stories from my past life experiences to childhood, through medical school to raising kids, to working with patients, and in my present life at home and away.

I would love for you to send me your stories involving remarkable relationships with animals or moments that you have had or been witness to. I want this book to go beyond my personal experience in order to explore these animal relationships and happenings – how they enriched your life, gave you hope, taught you lessons to live by, increased your sense of gratitude, helped you to survive, and connected you with the miracle of creation.

By sharing our animal stories we will increase awareness of the gifts animals bring us, helping people and all the inhabitants of our planet to heal, thrive, and live in reverent harmony with each other. Will you join me?

I invite you to submit a story for consideration in my next book, titled Love, Animals, and Miracles.  If your story is chosen for inclusion, you will receive author credit, or you may remain anonymous if you prefer.

  •  Length: 100 to 1000 words
  • Deadline for story submissions: July 30, 2014
  • Send to:
  • Paste your story into the body of the email. No attachments, please.

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