Monday Mentions: Audio Kittens, Plush Pups & Writing Awesomeness



I’ve got news! My book COMPLETE KITTEN CARE is now available as an audio book at and I’m told will soon be available on iTunes and link to the Amazon Kindle version.  Oh, and I narrated the book. Just in time for help with those holiday kittens…of course I hope y’all do everything right if you choose to adopt at this time of year. 🙂41BNr-jDy-L._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA278_PIkin4,BottomRight,-65,22_AA300_SH20_OU01_

Also, I just read a delightful new book by a new author–I call it “Harry Potter with cat characters.” I love discovering great new reads, and although I don’t usually go for “talking cats” when they’re like humans with fur coats, this one really sucked me in. I’ve already invited Virginia to join CWA. You can check out my review of Apprentice Cat here. 

Monday Mentions is the mash-up-day of all the neato-torpedo writer links and videos, pet schtuff and bling and writer-icity crappiocca collected over the past week. Check out the awesome links, below, and I’d love it if you’d post your own shout-outs about great books for the holidays in the comments section. Yes, this is permission to PIMP YOUR OWN/OTHERS WORK! Go for it!


Password Scams some great info for everyone–but especially for evil-minded plot-driven writers. Hey, I’m going to use this!

Fundamentals Of A KickStarter Program we all need funding for our projects–but how to get crowd funding to work? Some tips here.

Is Amazon Killing Indie Publishing? insightful post, thanks to Diane Capri for sharing.

Amazon’s 2013 Breakout Novel Contest

Great Articles from ASJA for writers, of course. Lots to read here–thanks to Sally Bahner for the head’s up.

Writing Email Updates Fans Actually Read! another from Diane Capri (yes, you should be FB friending her!)

4 Ways Authors Sabotage Themselves on Facebook

Build Your Platform a review of a book on the subject that may prove helpful

Get Twitter Hashtags to Work For You  and here’s another helpful article, thanks to Stacy Green Whisenand for the links

Best Biz Advice for Writers a roundup of AWESOME articles from Jane Friedman


Dog Spotters a fun new app for iPad and iPhone that let’s you “collect” and learn about 200 dog breeds–if you enjoy bird watching, dog spotting will be the next new furry BIG THING! My colleague Caroline Coile had a paw in this creative fun hobby, check it out.

Pet Food Drive for the holidays . . . great endeavor. My church does this on the local level, providing our “soup kitchen” guests also with pet food for their furry companions–it frees up funds for other important items. and are more terrific venues for getting food to needy pets. Ellen DeGeneres is involved, of course, and the initiative will deliver 500,000 meals of all natural Halo Spot’s Stew to pets in need across the country.

Stephanie Piro’s Awesome Cat Cartoon Calendar is now available, you won’t want to miss this!

[caption id=”attachment_5187″ align=”aligncenter” width=”288″ CINCODEMAYOsmall My colleague Cat Man Drew paints amazing cat works of art–Click the picture to check out his site for holiday gifts! 

This video comes courtesy of Dakota’s Den blog and I just had to share!

I love hearing from you, so please share comments and questions. Do you have an ASK AMY question you’d like answered? Do you have a new kitten and need answers? Stay up to date on all the latest just subscribe the blog, “like” me on Facebook, listen to the weekly radio show, check out weekly FREE PUPPY CARE newsletter, and sign up for Pet Peeves newsletter. Stay up to date with the latest book give aways and appearances related to my  THRILLERS WITH BITE!

4 thoughts on “Monday Mentions: Audio Kittens, Plush Pups & Writing Awesomeness

  1. Great articles and video. I look so forward to Monday to get your blog. Love the and websites to help feed the needy pets. Will be doing daily.

  2. We have a group here in central Iowa called The Pet Project Midwest that is like a food pantry for pet owners. It operates year ’round and is always busy. Some of their ancillary activities include building fences for outside dogs that are usually tied out and operating the Iowa Pet Alert which is an online forum for the lost and found. I’m going to get involved with the IPA beginning next week. I’m so excited! I already spend time every week trying to match lost pets with found pets using IPA, craigslist, Home Again announcements and local rescue leagues. Happily I have been successful three times so far.

    • Andrea, that sounds wonderful! Keep me posted on the different events and I’ll give a shout-out. Maybe we can get additional similar programs up and running in different communities. 😉

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