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Tuesday Trumpet! Cute Kitten Pictures & Review!

by | Mar 27, 2012 | Cat Behavior & Care, Writing Advice & More | 5 comments

Last summer I took an awesome email class from social media maven Kristen Lamb that connected me with some of the most savvy, brilliant, and innovative writers I’ve ever met, like Ali Dent! Some of us have the good fortune to already have books out, while others are on the journey toward their debut publication. Ali has an awesome “literature club” book project in the works that will benefit kids and encourage reading. How cool is that?

I have one paw in each world, actually. After pub’ing 23 nonfiction pet care books with high-profile New York publishers, I’ve only this past week received an acceptance on my debut novel. So I’m both an old hand at this publishing game (“old” being the operative word!) and a newbie to fiction.

The fiction wouldn’t have happened without the nonfiction going ker-FLOOOEY (that’s a techie word). If my nonfiction books hadn’t stopped selling, I wouldn’t have gotten rights back and re-released them to the world. And the success of my kindle-ization journey gave me the confidence to return to fiction.

COMPLETE KITTEN CARE book has nine lives, I swear! The original title was “Kittens for Dummies” but the “dummies” company was sold and the book orphaned and never published. Incidentally, a good friend and brilliant writer in her own right got the chance to write the “dummies” kitten book later so I celebrated for her–because I got paid for it anyway (yay, me!). And on top of that, I reformatted the manuscript with a new title and sold it to New American Library for another goodly paycheck. And now, the book has yet another a new life and is pouncing off the shelves!

I’ve shared some of the pictures from the book (below) as a taste because with spring comes kitten-season and a lot of folks out there will need this info (plus some SQUEEE! fun cat legends and suchlike).
Persian kittens on chair

If you have a new kitten in your life, or know someone who does, see if the book might be a fit by reading a review (no, I didn’t write my own review! But hmnnn, wonder how I could get away with that?….) Today my WANA friend and awesome blogger Ali Dent has reviewed Complete Kitten Care, so after you stop drooling over these cute kitten pictures find out more about the book on her blog here.

kitten with typewriter
kitten meowing

[caption id=”” align=”aligncenter” width=”355″ caption=”Don’t be bored…visit Ali Dent’s Blog to learn more now!kitten yawning

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5 Comments

  1. patriciasands

    Ooooh – love those kittens! Now I’m off to Ali’s!

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    • amyshojai

      I know, Patricia, I had such a ball (tough job!) choosing pictures for the book.

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  2. Andrea Dorn

    You can never get enough cute kitten pictures. I just went through a bunch of mine for my latest blog and had so much fun. Sometimes I wish they didn’t grow up quite so fast.

    Reply

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