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Book Review: Purr Prints of the Heart, by Deborah Barnes

Those of us who are fortunate to share a life with loved animal companions know that there comes a time when we have to say goodbye to these loved ones. Generally, we outlive them. This subject is covered in Deborah Barnes' Purr Prints of the Heart: A Cat's Tale of Life, Death, and Beyond.   [...]

By |March 3rd, 2016|Author, book review, cat care, cat welfare, creative writing|

Book Review for The Great Purr

The Great Purr, my feline fantasy novel, got a nice review by Melisa Lapierre of You can read it here at the Cat Writers' Association website blog.  Here's an excerpt: "With fantasy not being my typical genre of preference (that would be mysteries), I was unsure of what to expect when I started reading [...]

“Norton Author Wins National Award” — Press coverage of the Great Purr and Muse Medallion award at Newport Daily Express, 11-14-2014

A local paper did a story on me and THE GREAT PURR, and the Muse Medallion that the GREAT PURR just received from the Cat Writers' Association. Here's the link, and also, the entire text of the article below (the link will only show a header).   Gratitude, friends in Newport, who helped make this interview possible! [...]

Free book giveaway: DRIVING WITH CATS is reviewed at

DRIVING WITH CATS, a memoir of life, love and the human/animal bond, is reviewed at Cat Wisdom 101. Read the author interview, and enter to win a free copy of DRIVING WITH CATS!

Author Interview at “You Heard it Here First” re. writing, cats, and DRIVING WITH CATS

I'm interviewed re. writing, cats, and DRIVING WITH CATS at "You Heard It Here First" ( Many thanks to Christina Hamlett for a beautiful interview and some great questions.

Short book recommendation — Starve Better, by Nick Mamatas

I just finished a well worth it, short nonfiction book. Starve Better: Surviving the Endless Horror of the Writing Life, by Nick Mamatas, is a hard hitting, irreverent, truthful, and relevant book for writers. Mamatas describes both the fiction writing world and the commercial nonfiction writing world in short essays. What I love about this [...]