Monthly Archives: May 2019

IT TAKES A VILLAGE – THANK YOU, CWA CONFERENCE SPONSORS!

I am one among many who had an excellent time at the recent Cat Writers’ Association Conference in St. Louis.  I’ve heard so many compliments about the speakers, the swag, the book-signing and raffle, and the overall spirit of comradery, … Continue reading

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A NIGHT TO SHINE – THE CWA AWARDS BANQUET

It was finally time! Everyone donned their best cat dresses, ears, and bling to meet in the banquet room for the final event of the conference, the dinner and awards ceremony. There was excitement in the air as we looked … Continue reading

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CWA CONFERENCE DAY 3 -DAYTIME

Today was the final day of the CWA Conference, another jam-packed schedule beginning with the CWA business meeting. Yes, business is necessary even for cat writers. I won’t bother you with details. The first presentation of the day was from … Continue reading

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DAY 2, CWA CONFERENCE, A PACKED 12 HOURS!

Oh, boy! Today was a long one, but it went by fast as we listened, learned, networked, and socialized. The day began with an inspiring talk from our sponsor Purina’s Dr. Janet Jackson and Dr. Kurt Venator. I like Purina … Continue reading

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CWA CONFERENCE, DAY 1

Here we go, the 25th Cat Writer’s Association conference is St. Louis. I got into town yesterday, meeting a fellow cat writer at the airport, and we traveled to the hotel together. She brought her therapy cat, who I’m sure … Continue reading

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CWA CONFERENCE- I’M ON MY WAY!

In a little less than twenty-four hours, I board a plane for St. Louis and the 25th Annual Cat Writers’ Association Conference. This will be the third year I’ve attended, and in spite of my usual introvert anxiety about going … Continue reading

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THE WRITERS’ LIFE

I spend between four and seven hours a day working on my books. Some of that time is spent writing (fun!), some is promoting, networking, social media-ing, etc. (not as much fun), and some is taken up with personal events … Continue reading

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STRAY POEMS

    Curl up, slumber king, your hot weight atop my breast, holding my soul from untimely departure.   Curl up, your purr in my ear and in my dream.   Curl up. Don’t listen to that other cat in … Continue reading

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Sneaky’s Feature Friday Film: Meowing About The Cat Writer’s Association Conference

Sneaky (and Debbie De Louise) did such a great job on this blog about our part in the upcoming Cat Writers’ Association Conference that I’m sharing it here. If you’re in St Louis weekend after next, be sure to drop … Continue reading

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COMING SOON – CAT NOEL, a Crazy Cat Lady Christmas Novella

Who’s ready for Christmas? Not Lynley Cannon, that’s for sure. But she has little say in it. My new Crazy Cat Lady Christmas novella, Cat Noel, is back from the beta reader and on its way to my editor. I’m … Continue reading

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