About Amy & Contact


I love to hear from y’all, and chat about your dogs, cats, writing projects and more–and the best way to do that is subscribe to one of my newsletters here.

MEDIA INQUIRIES: Are you a journalist interested in an interview? Reviewer requesting a book? A conference coordinator needing a presenter? Catch me between writer-icity projects, sparkly appearances, or consults with hissed-off pet owners: amy @ shojai.com (remove spaces, of course!) and for more details check out my MEDIA KIT HERE.

You also can take a look at my formal BIO HERE: AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY 2022

PR PITCHES: I get a LOT of these, and if it’s not a fit for my audience, you’ll be ignored. If you truly want to share a guest blog or sponsored post, read my requirements here. 

For old-school correspondence, SNAIL MAIL me at P.O. BOX, 1904, Sherman TX 75091. CALL ME at 903-868-1022 and leave a voice mail since I may be head-down writing, outside with the dog or chasing the cat off the counter. Note: Only friends and colleagues know my cell phone number and if it’s “unknown caller” you will be ignored and blocked.

BEHAVIOR CONSULTS: For folks with a cat or dog behavior issue seeking professional help, please refer to this page for further information. 

WRITING/PUBLISHING ADVICE: Please refer to my WRITE SCHTUFF coaching call series for detailed how-to advice covering a number of writer-icity topics.


Amy Shojai has been reinventing herself for years. She’s a certified animal behavior consultant for cats and dogs, and the award-winning author of 35 best selling pet books that cover furry babies to old-fogies, first aid to natural healing, and behavior/training to Chicken Soup-icity. She co-founded the CAT WRITERS ASSOCIATION, created the Puppies.about.com site as the Puppies Expert and was the cat behavior expert at cats.About.com, and you can find her half-hour Internet Pet Peeves radio shows here.

Her critically acclaimed THRILLERS WITH BITE feature animal behaviorist September Day and her PTSD service dog Shadow (in his own dog-centric viewpoint chapters). Read more about Amy’s pet-centric thrillers here.

Amy has been featured as an expert in hundreds of print venues including The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Reader’s Digest, and Family Circle, as well as national radio and television networks such as CNN, Animal Planet’s DOGS 101 and CATS 101. She’s been a consultant to the pet products industry and a host/program consultant for select “furry” TV projects.

Amy  is also a musician, actor and playwright, and brings her unique pet-centric viewpoint to public appearances and performances, audio books (her own and others), writer webinars, conference keynotes/seminars and THRILLERS WITH BITE!