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Catherine Toth-Lacey

Catherine Toth-Lacey

Catherine Toth-Lacey lives with her partner Geoffrey and their two beautiful poodles Tzar and Ziggy, in Paddington, Sydney, Australia. Together with her business partner, she runs their business MoneyMidas™ assisting and developing clients to empower themselves financially. With a deep love for all animals, this earth and a passion for poodles she aims to share this love through her books. 

Her first introduction to writing won Catherine the prestigious Women in Management Carla Zampatti award whilst doing her MBA at the Australian Graduate School of Business (AGSM), for her essay ‘Does the glass ceiling exist for women in Management?’

In her spare time Catherine manages their share trading portfolio, writes children's books and paints abstract paintings.

When she takes time out she likes to relax by curling up on the lounge and watching a good movie, playing golf in the county or dining out with friends.

With gypsy blood coursing through her veins, Catherine spends as much time as she can travelling with Geoffrey. On their adventures throughout Australia their poodles Tzar and Ziggy travel along with them, and it’s their antics that have been the inspiration behind her writing. She is passionate about educating children to the unique rich fauna of our beautiful country, Australia. 

She began writing The Adventures of Tzar the Paddington Poodle in the summer of 2011 whilst holidaying at the tropical village of Mission Beach in Queensland, Australia. With the success of her first book The Adventures of Tzar the Paddington Poodle, Crocodile Encounter she continues to write funny and interesting stories for children’s entertainment about the poodles adventures and their encounter with Australia’s indigenous wildlife.

About the book

The Adventures of Tzar the Paddington Poodle – Goanna Encounter
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The Adventures of Tzar the Paddington Poodle

The Adventures of Tzar the Paddington Poodle – Goanna Encounter is $23.00 plus shipping & handling and is currently in pre-sales.

Australian buyers: up to three copies

International buyers: single copies

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Just when you think Tzar and his friends couldn’t get into more mischief, there’s adventure afoot in Port Douglas!

In this, the second installment of Tzar and Ziggy’s wonderful travel stories, we see the plucky pooches on a rescue mission fraught with danger and dotted with native animals that are part of the eco-system in this beautiful part of the world. Pigeons, geckos, goannas and bandicoots all feature in this exciting tale, some helpful and some not so helpful!

This is great adventure tale, with each character putting aside their differences in the end to reach a common goal, all whilst showcasing the wonderful wildlife of Far North Queensland.

But can they pull off the final rescue? You’ll have to read and see!

Other books by this Author:

Croc Encounter
The Adventures of Tzar the Paddington Poodle – Crocodile Encounter