cat fantasy fiction

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THE GREAT PURR wins the Muse Medallion from the Cat Writers’ Association!

The Great Purr, my cat fantasy fiction novel, walked away with a Muse Medallion at the annual Cat Writer's Association contest. Woo hoo!! What this means is that it scored the highest (in a tie with mystery author Clea Simon) of ten or more books, submitted under the category of "Books: Fiction." There are many [...]

THE GREAT PURR wins a Certificate of Excellence

I am a member of the Cat Writers' Association, a group of professionals of all kinds who do cat-related writing and visual art. The organization has an annual contest. The Great Purr has won a certificate of excellence in that contest for 2014. This means that it scored at least 90 out of 100 in [...]

Up today at — 9 Cat Gestures that Kill Me with Cuteness almost Every Time

My cats do lots of cute things. Some of these mannerisms are sweet and unforgettable. Read about these, here:     Karma and Norton snuggle in an almost too-tight cat bed.

THE GREAT PURR can now be ordered at!

My new cat fantasy novel THE GREAT PURR is now available for order on my website! Get your personalized, autographed copy! Here's the description: In a northern Minnesota mining town, cats have always maintained the Great Purr, a force that holds the Real World, the UnderEarth, and the Spirit World together. But when the Great [...]

Catherine Holm answers four questions on the Writing Process Blog Tour

A few weeks ago, a colleague and friend of mine, Ken Wachsberger, asked me if I wanted to take place in the Writing Process Blog Tour. I balked at first. I’m in the middle of a move across the country (well, I’ve moved, but my husband and the stuff are still coming) and the stuff [...]

Friday update: Driving with Cats: Ours for a Short Time on Kindle

Driving with Cats is available on Kindle! Buy yourself a Kindle copy. If you love it, buy a hard copy for yourself or as a gift for someone you care about.  Driving with Cats: Ours for a Short Time is a memoir that celebrates the rich bond we share with our animal companions. The book [...]

5 Ways to Help a Cat through Change, at

I know I can have a tough time with change, but I never thought of how it might affect my cats. Recently, I have had an opportunity to learn how to help a cat through change. Here's what I've done. Read the article here:    

Update — what I am learning today…

What I am learning today...   Take the time to grieve that you need: Karma, my cat, passed almost two weeks ago. Illness and passing went very quickly. I am not sure I have adequately processed it all. I am not weepy -- I think I did most of that while she was still alive [...]

Book promotion through November 25 — Order Driving with Cats and get a free cat fantasy short story gift book!

I am running a promotion on my website through November 25. Order Driving with Cats:Ours for a Short Time from my website and during the promotion, get a free copy of either Kali's Will or Last Wish. Driving with Cats is my cat-themed memoir, full of feline wisdom for the human soul. Kali's Will and [...]

Thoughts after the 2013 Cat Writers’ Association conference

Back home - Yea! As of last night, I am back home from the @Cat Writers' Association Conference in Dallas. I didn't get much of a "sense" of Dallas -- the hotel was out in an airport industrial area. I DID take long long walks outside when needed, and that helped me take the recharge [...]