Novels featuring animal communicators

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A growing number of novels are being published that feature protagonists who can communicate telepathically with animals. While such communication abilities have long been common in science fiction and fantasy novels (for example, the Companions of Mercedes Lackey’s Valdemar and the dragons of Anne McCaffrey’s Pern), they haven’t been common in non-speculative fiction.

The following list highlights the novels that I’m aware of. Books with This book is available from Amazon's Kindle book store, This book is available from Barnes and Noble's Nook book store, or This book is available from the Kobo book store icons after their titles are available for purchase in digital form from those e-book providers — clicking those links will take you to the relevant catalog pages on those sites. Eventually each of the book titles will link to a separate page that will offer basic information about the book in question, including publishing details and where you can buy it. Items that have a little red star I have this book in front of them are ones I own and their pages will include my personal reviews in addition to the standard basic information. It’s an ongoing project — book pages will be linked here as they are created. If I’ve missed any related novels, please leave a comment on this page to let me know. [List of books last updated April 23, 2015]

Evergreen Susan Amundson

  • Spirit Rider (Sahara Rose Series) This book is available from Amazon's Kindle book store
    This series consists of a number of books (3 as of early 2012) but only Spirit Rider appears to have anything to do with animal communication or animal communicators.
    Spirit Rider by Susan Amundson

Deborough Blalock

  • I have this book Mind Whispers This book is available from Amazon's Kindle book store
  • I have this book Inner Waves This book is available from Amazon's Kindle book store
    Mind Whispers by Deborough Blalock Inner Waves by Deborough Blalock

Cari Cole

  • Samantha Marlow Pet Psychic Mystery series
    I have this book Reading Shakespeare (February 9, 2013) This book is available from Amazon's Kindle book store
    Reading Shakespeare by Cari Cole

Sydney Croft

  • Agency of Covert Rare Operatives (ACRO) series
    This erotic romance/mystery series features protagonists with special, paranormal powers. The novel Unleashing the Storm (2008)  in this series features animal psychic Kira Donovan. This book is available from Amazon's Kindle book store This book is available from the Kobo book store This book is available from Barnes and Noble's Nook book store
    Unleashing the Storm by Sydney Croft

Shannon Esposito

  • A Pet Psychic Mystery series
    I have this book1. Karma’s a Bitch (published November 2011) This book is available from Amazon's Kindle book store
    I have this book2. Lady Luck Runs Out (published October 2012) This book is available from Amazon's Kindle book store
    Karma's a Bitch by Shannon Esposito Lady Luck Runs Out by Shannon Esposito

Jennifer Horsman

  • Caged (February 2011)
    This is a mystery novel that features an animal psychic as a key supporting character. This book is available from Amazon's Kindle book store This book is available from the Kobo book store This book is available from Barnes and Noble's Nook book store
    Caged by Jennifer Horsman

Amelia Kinkade

  • Aurora’s Secret (March 2013) This book is available from Amazon's Kindle book store
    Aurora's Secret by Amelia Kinkade

Jim and Joyce Lavene

  • The Pet Psychic Mysteries series
    This is a new series from this husband and wife writing team who have authored a number of mystery series. The only book published so far in this series is I have this book The Telltale Turtle, which was published on October 8, 2008. This book is available from Amazon's Kindle book store This book is available from Barnes and Noble's Nook book store
    The Telltale Turtle by Jim and Joyce Lavene

Ruby Ann Phillips

  • Krystal Ball Pet Psychic (April 2015) This book is available from Amazon's Kindle book store
    Krystal Ball Pet Psychic by Ruby Ann Phillips

Janet Rising

  • The Pony Whisperer series
    This is a series of young adult novels that follow the life of a young girl after she discovers she can hear ponies. The series includes:
    I have this book1. The Word on the Yard This book is available from Amazon's Kindle book store This book is available from Barnes and Noble's Nook book store
    I have this book2. Team Challenge This book is available from Amazon's Kindle book store This book is available from Barnes and Noble's Nook book store
    I have this book3. Runaway Rescue This book is available from Amazon's Kindle book store
    I have this book4. Prize Problems This book is available from Amazon's Kindle book store This book is available from Barnes and Noble's Nook book store
    I have this book5. Pony Rebellion This book is available from Amazon's Kindle book store This book is available from Barnes and Noble's Nook book store
    I have this book6. Stables SOS This book is available from Amazon's Kindle book store
    7.  Secret Pony Society This book is available from Barnes and Noble's Nook book store
    The Word on the Yard by Janet Rising Team Challenge by Janet Rising Runaway Rescue by Janet Rising Prize Problems by Janet Rising Pony Rebellion by Janet Rising Staples SOS by Janet Rising Secret Pony Society by Janet Rising

Clea Simon

  • Pru Marlowe Pet Noir series
    This series features Pru Marlowe, a pet psychic.
    I have this book 1. Dogs Don’t Lie (April 5, 2011) This book is available from Amazon's Kindle book store This book is available from the Kobo book store This book is available from Barnes and Noble's Nook book store
    I have this book 2. Cats Can’t Shoot (April 1, 2012) This book is available from Amazon's Kindle book store
    I have this book 3. Parrots Prove Deadly (April 2, 2013) This book is available from Amazon's Kindle book store
    I have this book 4. Panthers Play for Keeps (March 2014) This book is available from Amazon's Kindle book store
    5. Kittens Can Kill (April 2015) This book is available from Amazon's Kindle book store
    Dogs Don't Lie by Clea Simon Cats Can't Shoot by Clea Simon Parrots Prove Deadly by Clea Simon Panthers Play for Keeps by Clea Simon Kittens Can Kill by Clea Simon

Jacqueline Vick

  • Frankie Chandler Pet Psychic Mystery series
    I have this book1. Pekingese Premonition (published August 2011)  This book is available from Amazon's Kindle book store This book is available from Barnes and Noble's Nook book store
    I have this book2. Barking Mad at Murder (published May 2012) This book is available from Amazon's Kindle book store
    3. Kitty Christmas Caper (novella published January 6, 2013) This book is available from Amazon's Kindle book store
    Pekingese Premonition by Jacqueline Vick Barking Mad at Murder by Jacqueline Vick

Jeanne Webster

  • Strays: A Woman, a Dog and the Timeless Wisdom of Nature This book is available from Barnes and Noble's Nook book store This book is available from Amazon's Kindle book store
    Strays: A Woman, a Dog & the Timeless Wisdom of Nature by Jeanne Webster

P. A. Woodburn

  •  Alex Buchanan Thriller series
    I have this book Cry in the Dark is the first book (self-published) in what appears to be intended to be a series. This book is available from Amazon's Kindle book store
    Cries in the Dark by P. A. Woodburn

Leta Worthington and Dima Krasovski

  • The Adventures of Sally Salazar, Teenage Pet Psychic
    I have this book 1. The Case of the Bedridden Bunny This book is available from Amazon's Kindle book store
    The Case of the Bedridden Bunny by Leta Worthington and Dima Krasovski


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1 Deborough Blalock December 27, 2011 at 10:28 am

Hi Kitty. What an interesting idea you have here. Thank you for including my novels which are based on actual animal communication experiences. A dolphin called out for help and the novel MIND WHISPERS was the form I used to respond to educate on the misery dolphins endure in captivity. The story explores the main character’s reaction to suddenly hearing animals voices and her dogged determination to find out how telepathy works as she responds to the captive dolphin’s request. Thank you from the dolphin and me for putting the Taiji Whale Museum petition on your site.

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