SHOW AND TELL: Making Of A Video Book Trailer


I’ve had a lot of fun cobbling together trailers for my most recent thrillers. And today, I want to share how I put the trailer together, and also added “click-able” links to the video. In other words, pull the curtain … Continue reading

Enter the Cat Writers Contest, Win $11,000 in Awards & More


Sometimes it pays to be catty—I just finished hosting a Google Hangout On The Air (see bottom of post) about the Cat Writers’ Association annual contest. The international Cat Writers’ Association, Inc. (CWA) founded in 1992 is now accepting entries … Continue reading

Pit Bulls, Rottweilers, Facts & Fiction


Busy busy busy…just wanted to update everyone on the FICTIONING front, as well as about other projects. I turned in first pass edits last Saturday and hope to soon have a publication date on SHOW AND TELL, woot! Once the … Continue reading

Amy Shojai Joins Toby Neal & Lei Crime Kindle World #LeiCrimeKW


I have a fantastical-fun announcement! Many of y’all who follow the blog know that I not only write nonfiction pet books, I also incorporate pet-centric themes and characters in suspense stories that feature pets–including a dog viewpoint character and trained … Continue reading