Patricia H. Wheeler completed her bachelor’s degree in psychology and her master’s degree in counseling at the University of Rochester (New York), her MBA in management at Armstrong College in Berkeley, California, and her PhD in education/policy analysis at the University of California, Berkeley. She loves to travel, and has been to about 50 countries and all but one continent (Australia). She plays in several concert bands and a flute choir. She has two sons and four grandchildren.

She is an active therapy dog handler because she recognizes the value of animals in improving the lives of human beings. Four of her dogs have worked as therapy dogs, with over 4,000 hours of service. She has written two books and several articles on therapy dogs. This is her first book about a bird. She finds watching birds to be a wonderful way to relax and get back to nature. See her website for more information. (

Titles by Patricia H. Wheeler, PhD

  • by Patricia H. Wheeler, PhD

    Scores and scores of musical jokes for everyone from athletes to zoologists.

    “Throughout her lifelong love of music, Pat Wheeler has lived up to her motto, ‘No Fun without Music, No Music without Fun.’ To that extent, she has compiled a plethora of musical jokes and anecdotes that will delight, surprise, shock and perhaps even appall her readers—but never bore them! Anyone who understands the humorous side of music making will be entertained for hours.”

    —Art Himmelberger (Percussion), Past-President of the Association of Concert Bands; Recipient of Kappa Kappa Psi’s Distinguished Service to Music Medal Award; Director of Music, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY

  • by Patricia H. Wheeler, PhD

    After falling 700 feet from her nest in a remote area of southeastern Oregon, Amazon, a golden eagle nestling, survived and was rescued. Amazon tells her own story about the rescue and treatment for two broken wings. One wing did not heal sufficiently for flight, so Amazon is unable to fly and cannot return to the wild. Cascades Raptor Center in Eugene, Oregon, helped save her life and is now her home. Amazon, The Golden Eagle: Her Story of Overcoming a Tough Start offers facts and references about these beautiful and powerful raptors.