Originally from London, England, Sylvia FitzSimons has lived most of her life in southern Spain. She qualified in canine psychology in 2004, has completed several courses in wolf behaviour and is a practising dog psychologist. Especially drawn to the needs and plight of strays, abandoned and rescued dogs, she is in close contact with animal rescue centres throughout Spain. Her first two books, “Why’re You Put Together All Wrong Like That…?” and “Run, Wrexsome… Run!” are humorous parodies based on true (albeit wildly exaggerated) incidences of dog behaviour and psychology. The third, due to be published in 2016, will be her first book not written as farce. It is the fictional story of the first wolf that ever befriended humankind – the predecessor of what nowadays are our pet dogs.
2015 Summer Book Awards Winner: When Oliver, a shy and somewhat socially-challenged fourteen-year-old with an over-active imagination gets his first dog - an adopted Lurcher - he soon begins to see his new canine companion as a 'very special dog indeed', capable of great achievements. Read More >
When the society-conscious but well-meaning McToffes decide to adopt a younger canine companion for their elderly, easy-going Ernest and return home with ‘the most unadoptable dog in the rescue centre’, all of them – not least Ernest – are in for a few surprises… Read More >
Taking place approximately 25000 years ago in the southern Iberian peninsula, this is the mythical story of Amani, the first wolf to befriend humankind and predecessor of today’s domestic dogs. A fictional story, interspersed with scientific theories about life in the Stone Age and the origins of the dog. Read More >