Faye Rapoport DesPres

Author and Writing Instructor Faye Rapoport DesPres

Books by the Author


SOUL TO SOUL: TINY STORIES OF HOPE AND RESILIENCE, Faye Rapoport DesPres (Huntsville Independent Press). This collection of one hundred 100-word stories has been accepted for publication by a hot new press out of Northern Alabama. Publication due in Fall 2023 — stay tuned!

THE ART OF TOUCH: A COLLECTION OF PROSE AND POETRY FROM THE PANDEMIC AND BEYOND, Eds. Joan Schweighardt and Faye Rapoport DesPres (University of Georgia Press). The culmination of almost two years of work, this anthology includes writing from 39 contributors — essayists, poets, a neuroscientist, health care workers, and more — contemplating the concept of “touch” during a time when many people were living in some form of isolation. In addition to co-editing the anthology, Faye contributed an essay to the collection.


Frazier: The Very Special Cat
Frazier: The Very Special Cat will be available October 29, 2021.

FRAZIER: THE VERY SPECIAL CAT (Writer’s Coffee Bar Press, Oct. 29, 2021), is the third book in the Stray Cat Stories Series authored by Faye Rapoport DesPres and illustrated by Laurel McKinstry Petersen. Based on the true story of a big orange tom cat who was visiting an outdoor feeding station and ended up injured and needing to have one eye removed, Frazier’s heartwarming tale (and its very happy ending) teaches children that it doesn’t matter how many eyes (or legs, or ears, or noses, or tails) you have—all that’s important is to have a big heart.

TRIBBS: THE VERY HANDSOME CAT (Writers Coffee Bar Press, Feb. 20, 2020) is based on the true story of a black and white tuxedo kitten and his lookalike mom who wound up on the streets when they were abandoned. Life on the streets was hard, but they were soon rescued by a foster family.

Tribbs’ mom was soon adopted, but he was left behind. His journey from the foster home to a pet adoption event where he finally found a loving home taught him the true meaning of being handsome.

Tribbs: The Very Handsome Cat is now vailable online at Amazon or BN.com, or you can ask your local bookstore to order copies from Ingram.

A portion of the proceeds from sales of this book is donated to non-profit animal rescue organizations.


From wily feral, to a member of the family, Little White’s story will charm the hearts of animal lovers everywhere.

Faye knew the little white cat in her yard needed a safer place to live than the tree she shared with a raccoon family. But how do you win the trust of a street smart cat?

LITTLE WHITE: THE FERAL CAT WHO FOUND A HOME (Writer’s Coffee Bar Press, Oct. 2018) is now available in e-book, paperback, and hardcover editions at Amazon: https://goo.gl/DVi2YW.  The hardcover is also available at Barnes and Noble: https://goo.gl/BMZszr. You can also ask your local bookstore to order copies.

A portion of the proceeds from sales of this book are donated to animal rescue organizations.



From an astonishing blue jay to a lone humpback whale, from the back roads of her home town to the streets of Jerusalem and the Tower of London, debut author Faye Rapoport DesPres examines a modern life marked by a passion for the natural world, a second chance at love, unexpected loss, and the search for a place she can finally call home in this beautifully-crafted personal essay collection. (Buddhapuss Ink, May 14, 2014). Available online here or wherever books are sold.