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 [...]
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 [...]
My cats do lots of cute things. Some of these mannerisms are sweet and unforgettable. Read about these, here: http://www.catster.com/lifestyle/cat-behavior-gestures-cuteness-od-overdose-cute-pictures-photos Karma and Norton snuggle in an almost too-tight cat bed.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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: http://www.catster.com/lifestyle/cat-health-care-behavior-tips-help-change-loss-of-a-pet
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 [...]
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 [...]