The author of Heart Adventures with PuppyGirl, the series, Barbara A. Johns is a retired Hospice Registered Nurse. She moved from Northern California to her home town of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania with her LittleBestFriend, Abby (better known as PuppyGirl to her new special friends) in 2017.
After being recruited to work in California, she followed the leading of the Holy Spirit to travel west, which she admits, turned into the most rewarding experience of her life. Driving across America alone with her Abby was the beginning of her inspirational writing of the Heart Adventures with PuppyGirl series and her poetry centered on God's care and wonders.
Working as a Hospice nurse provided her with many opportunities to frequent the rendering of soul searching thoughts to people facing their final journey in life. At times, with PuppyGirl at her side, providing solace from pain and loneliness she has touched many hearts.
Her first book, The Lake is now translated to Spanish (El Lago) available on www.CreatSpace.com. More translations are planned. Also, a close to her heart book, Gracie's Gift, will be available later this year from Dorrance Publishing. This book helps parents and children deal with the emotions of death and dying through loving, crying and hoping as seen through the eyes of PuppyGirl and the loss of her lopped-earred bunny friend, Gracie.
The author is currently pursuing her Bachelor's degree in Biblical Studies and Theology from Trinity College.
The author is most proud that God is using her gifts to bring the series of Heart Adventures with PuppyGirl to many readers, young and old. Her main goal is to make sure everyone can understand that Jesus Christ, her Lord and Savior is not just someone she sees at church, but an ever-present friend that provides love and peace to all that will just open their hearts to Him. Parents enjoy spending time with their children in activities recommended in each book, that enhance learning of the messages, cementing their "together life".
"My heart is over flowing with the joy of bringing the message that Heart Adventures with PuppyGirl sends through God's grace to children and their families everywhere."