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Barbara Techel is the author of the multi-award winning Frankie, the Walk ‘N Roll Dog book series. When her dachshund, Frankie, suffered a spinal injury, Barbara had her custom-fitted for a wheelchair. Frankie persevered, and Barbara realized the beautiful opportunity she had to share Frankie and give others hope and inspiration to be the best they can be. Along with sharing Frankie’s story with children, Barbara and Frankie routinely volunteer as a therapy dog team at a local hospital, senior assisted facility, and hospice community, spreading joy wherever they go.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Sheic Space on-line magazine shares creative & entrepreneur spaces of others. Thrilled to be in June issue! http://ping.fm/uVDa1
Learn about disabled animals, wheelchairs & why my wrote my story on Nikki Leighs Radio show today, http://ping.fm/YQhU8

Monday, June 29, 2009

Mommy Reviewed interview about turning life lessons into a book and sharing with the world.http://ping.fm/zYFdU

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Top 10 reasons why living with a disabled dog is a blessing (though I can think of lots more!) http://ping.fm/HrCX3

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Must Listen Fun On-Air Interview with Frankie!

Hey friends, I got to do my very own on-the air (well, ok, the internet via phone) interview... and yes, ok, with a little help from my mom. I know not everyone understand "dog talk" so mom interpreted what I said so you could understand what I was saying. Kids will love this interview! Head on over to my mom's blog to listen! I promise it will be FUN!!
What I found between the pages of Frankie The Walk 'n Roll Dog, was a very touching love story...http://ping.fm/AJE8k
Free shipping!Frankie, the Walk 'N Roll Dog Activity Book great for kids traveling to vacation spot! http://ping.fm/1VVli

Monday, June 22, 2009

Friday, June 19, 2009

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Yael Cohen, Special Ed Advocate LIVE teleseminar TODAY with Frankie, the dog with wheels. Bring the kids!http://ping.fm/IPscc

Monday, June 15, 2009

Friday, June 12, 2009

Reviews from mom's about Frankie's book & the positive effect it has on their kids are the best! http://xrl.us/bewjqa

Thursday, June 11, 2009

How can a sibling accept their sibling with a disability? Margay presented this question to me on her blog today.http://ping.fm/Cgz5Q

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

A review from Margay Justice on our blog tour today that brought tears of joy to my eyes! http://ping.fm/WC1VT

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Oh the Places Frankie Goes!

My friends at a school in Canada are one of the best things that has ever happened to me! They love to follow my journey, and I in turn, love to watch all the things they learn because of me. It truly humbles a little dog on wheels I tell ya!
Their awesome teacher, Karen started a Wiki sight with all their Frankie stories and drawings. I'm not real up on what a Wiki is, but I can tell you one thing... I LOVE ALL the pictures and stories and everything these kids are doing!! See for yourself!
Carolyn Howard-Johnson honors authors and their work with wonderful reviews on her blog, http://ping.fm/xw5p8
Kindred spirit and dog author, Dawn Kairns hosts us on her beautiful blog today.Check out her amazing book!http://ping.fm/BkOqq

Monday, June 8, 2009

I love this interview with Charlotte.Evident she is a dachshund lover!Leave comment for chance to win http://ping.fm/QZjQm

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Update on Frankie, the Walk 'N Roll Activity Workbook




First update is that the book is in stock and ready to ship!!
Second, my mom has never been very good at math (writing is her thing!) so she miscalculated the price. NEW price is $11.95 (down from $14.95).
Third there will be FREE SHIPPING now through July 15th! Book will be shipped via media mail, so be sure and take advantage of this offer.
And last but not least, receive a FREE hot pink pencil with every workbook order!! Everything has to be pink you know, to remind you that I am a girl, even though my name sounds like a boy!




Friday, June 5, 2009

Cheryl's Book Nook reviews "Frankie, the Walk 'N Roll Dog" Stop by to win a prize!
http://ping.fm/pVGcm

Thursday, June 4, 2009

A stunning, beautiful, honorable review of Frankie, the Walk 'N Roll Dog. Our deepest gratitude, Alicia! http://ping.fm/kyb90

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

A Littlest Pet Shop Frankie?

Wow wee! Look at what a sweet 9-year old little girl did with her Littlest Pet Shop Dog! She made it into a "Frankie Dog!" Wow, that just made my day!! Check it out everyone!!



Beautiful mom of special needs child and blogger, Ellen, hosts Frankie & me today! Stop by to win a prize! http://ping.fm/5RTRD

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Amazing interview with Frankie and I! Visit us today at Bark 'N Blog, leave a comment and you could win a prize! http://ping.fm/CMFcq

Monday, June 1, 2009

Beautiful post from Rolling Dog Ranch about blind Evelyn... and lessons our animals with disabilities teach us. http://ping.fm/Jc7V1
Join Frankie and I as we visit Elizabeth Aquino's, the moon worn as if it had been a shell blog Elizabeth is a published author, mom and advocate for her daughter who has severe disabilities.
I was honored Elizabeth asked me to share with her readers how Frankie's book could help kids who have friends or siblings with disabilities. Helping them to realize that kids (and dogs!) with challenges simply want to fit in.
http://ping.fm/JJDPR