Thursday Spotlight – Animal Author Interview – My Animal Myself

*What is the name of the book?
My latest book is My Animal My Self: A Breakthrough Way to Understand How You and Your Animal Reflect Each Other

*Who is filling out this interview?
Marta Williams, the author

*What is your involvement with this book?


*How was the book started and what was your inspiration?

The idea for this book came about because as a practicing Animal Communicator I was seeing every day how the things that were going on with my animal clients were reflective of similar or identical issues occurring for their people. Over many years I realized that our animals reflect us in all aspects of our lives, physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual, but that the process is so subtle that no one sees it and no one has written about it or analyzed it. Therefore this book is a pioneer in its field.

*When was it released?
June 2013

*What is the cost of the book?

*Who was it published by?
New World Library, Novato, CA

*Who was it written by?
Marta Williams

*Who was it illustrated by?
The pictures in the book were largely supplied by the people whose stories are featured

*Where can someone get a copy of this book?
My Animal My Self is available online, at bookstores and signed copies may be obtained from the author via her website

*What is the book about?
Here is a review by Carol Upton… use all or part, but credit her

My Animal, My Self: A Breakthrough Way to Understand How You and Your Animal Reflect Each Other
Marta Williams
New World Library, 2013
Trade Paperback / E-book, $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-60868-169-3
Available at  or on Amazon
Reviewed by Carol M. Upton

“Animals will respond to your emotional state, even if you think you are hiding your feelings and not displaying them outwardly.  Animals are masters at connecting intuitively – they know everything we think and feel.” ~ Marta Williams

The focus of My Animal My Self is mirroring – the ways in which our animals reflect our own emotions, life situations, and even our physical state back to us. The premise behind the book is that animals know what we are thinking and feeling at all times; they cannot divorce themselves from our reality and so become inextricably involved in it.

This enlightening book reveals how our animals are frequently unrecognized healers and teachers for us. It is full of stories that will show you how animals mirror people: a cat who acted up when her person was working too hard, a horse who by being a bully helped her human learn to set boundaries in her life, a dog who helped his person heal emotionally, and a horse who was instrumental in getting a depressed woman to recommit to staying alive. Our animals can teach us how to live in the present, overcome fear, and be in our power. Author Marta Williams contends that if you search for it you can observe how your animals are showing you what is out of balance in your life – emotionally, mentally, physically and/or spiritually. Animal lovers looking for life-changing insight into the hidden aspects of their relationships with their animals will find what they seek in this indispensable book.

Williams offers a clear, detailed explanation of this little-understood dynamic, and gives the reader the analytical tools for discovering mirroring in animals, past and present, and for addressing any interactions that may be less than optimal.  She has created a book that leads us into one exciting discovery after another. The best part is that we don’t have to be professional animal communicators to access these remarkable gifts from our animals. What they are telling us about mirroring is clearly available with a little analysis on our part. Once we become aware of it, we will see it everywhere.

Through reading this book, those studying or practicing animal communication will expand their knowledge into a new world of deeper connection. All readers will discover what animals teach us through mirroring and how we can restore balance in our relationships with them. This book promises a consciousness shift that will surely change our lives and our animals’ lives, and possibly the life of our planet, for the better.

Marta Williams is a biologist, author and animal communicator who lives in Northern California. She teaches worldwide and via teleclass, and offers consultations for animals and their people by phone, Skype and email. My Animal My Self is Marta’s fourth book published by New World Library.

*How many pages is the book?

*What age group is the book targeted to?
Adults and teens

*Social Media Contacts (fill in):
Twitter: @MartaWms

*Marta’s Other Books:
-Learning Their Language
-Beyond Words
-Ask Your Animal

Marta Williams, a Biologist, Author, and Animal Communicator, has written four books on animal communication including, My Animal My Self, Ask Your Animal, Beyond Words, and Learning Their Language, She lives in Northern California, classes in person and via teleclass, travels to teach worldwide, and provides consultations for animals and their people by phone, Skype, and email. Website:

*Do I have permission to copy this to my blog? Yes

*Do I have permission to use the photos you provided me with? Yes