Category Archives: CAT WRITERS

PRESENTERS – THE HEART OF THE CWA CONFERENCE

  Though fun and important, there is more to putting on a successful conference than great swag and awards. In my last post, IT TAKES A VILLAGE – THANK YOU, CWA CONFERENCE SPONSORS! I listed the numerous companies who backed … Continue reading

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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- 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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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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MY CWA AWARDS AND THE STORY BEHIND THEM

For a writer, winning an award is an amazing gift. Though most of us love our stories and would write them even if no one ever saw them or read them, such acknowledgement is very satisfying. It validates all those … Continue reading

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MY “CAT CAFÉ” GREAT ESCAPES VIRTUAL BOOK TOUR

MY “CAT CAFÉ” GREAT ESCAPES VIRTUAL BOOK TOUR The tour is just finishing up today, but I wanted to tell everyone what a wonderful experience it was! I’d been noticing the bright banners of the “Great Escapes” blog tours for … Continue reading

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The Cat Café Book Launch Blog Hop

I can’t believe the week is nearly over! It’s been quite a ride. On Saturday, I had a Cat Café pre-launch party at Another Read Through independent bookstore here in Portland, and all this week, my friends from CWA have … Continue reading

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