Category Archives: CAT WRITERS

MEMORY MAKERS, a New Thriller by DEBBIE DE LOUISE

I’m excited to announce a new thriller by prolific fiction writer (and fellow member of the Cat Writers Association) Debbie De Louise.    Twenty-five years ago, Lauren Phelps and her sister Patty were kidnapped from their backyard on Long Island. Lauren … Continue reading

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NOTES FROM THE CAT SHOW

Last weekend, fellow Cat Writer’s Association member Ramona Marek and I shared a table at the TICA International Cat Show here in Portland. Ramona and I have done several cat shows together, and they never cease to amaze me with … Continue reading

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FICTION WRITING Part 1: CAPTURING THE FICTIONAL WORLD

  As most of you know, I write the Crazy Cat Lady cozy mystery series featuring Lynley Cannon, a sixty-something cat shelter volunteer who finds more trouble than a cat in catnip. I write every day; never have writers’ block; … Continue reading

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A MURDER OF CROWS – INTERVIEW WITH SANDRA MURPHY

  A new book! Just in time for Christmas, Hanukkah, Solstice, Kwanzaa, Boxing Day, New Year, Saturnalia, Jolabokaflod, or whatever other reason you might choose! A Murder of Crows, Publisher: Darkhouse Books (October 9, 2019) “What do you call a group … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: FINDING YOUR LOST CAT, New From Dusty Rainbolt

FINDING YOUR LOST CAT: The Practical Cat-Specific Guide for your Happy Reunion (Cat Scene Investigator Feline Problem Solver Series Book 2), by Dusty Rainbolt, author of Kittens For Dummies When “America’s Veterinarian” Dr. Marty Becker writes the forward to a … Continue reading

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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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