Monday Mentions: Cat Basket Winner, Paralysis Cure & Virtual Choir

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The results are in! THANKS to all who participated and made the tour such a success. There were a total of 16,376 entries…and the winner of the pet-centric gift basket is HANNAH from Pullyup, Washington! She requested the cat-themed basket, which is on the way to her.

Again, thanks to all who supported this event! If you’re in the N Texas area I’ll be at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sherman Texas next Saturday Dec. 8 at 6 pm for a book discussion of LOST AND FOUND. I ordered a cake today (yes, bribes are legal to entice you there!), and the event is FREE! Please come by, have some cake and coffee, say howdy and share what you thought of the book–and I’ll sign it if you wish. Oh, I’ll have a few copies available for paw-tographs as well as extra book plates if needed, but also will give away at least one to a winner (that could be YOU!).

If you’d like to have your name included in a drawing for a paw-tographed copy of the book, just bring some cat or dog food to the meeting for some needy pets, to be donated to the local soup kitchen–many of the guests have pets who get hungry, too! And this way, the two-legged folks can spend their funds on feeding themselves if they have less to worry about for their cats and dogs.

This past week’s schedule was a bit different due to the Pet ‘Net Event on Monday, which bumped Monday Mentions as well as the regular Woof Wednesday and Feline Friday blogs (instead, I posted on Thursday). I’ve also been head-down busy recording the audio book version of LOST AND FOUND so it can be uploaded to Audible by this coming Friday. Tis the season for busy-ness and so I’ll be re-running a few ASK AMY videos this week until I get the chance to record some new ones.

Anyway, that makes today’s Monday Mentions chock-full of even MORE pet-tastic and awesome writerly links. 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 (this time) over the past TWO weeks.  Enjoy!


8 Free Online Resources for Writers pretty cool list that could help improve your writing

Writers League of Texas Agent & Editors 2013 Conference with Chuck Sambuchino keynoting, mark your calendars for next June

5 Ways to Find an Agent

S&S Opens Self Pub’ing Service, yikes!  and both Writer Beware and David Gaughran’s insightful take on the whole “rip off” venture

What Makes You STOP Reading?

Introverts vs Extroverts from the awesome Jenny Hansen. Also check out her blog’s guest post on Twitter Hashtags that rock

Colin Falconer’s 7 1/2 Things That Make You Cry, Cringe & Laugh not necessarily in that order

Write Like A Cat hey, my cat writes, doesn’t yours? 🙂

New DNA Analyzer in a suitcase, for those on-the-go CSIs. And authors in a hurry to kill off (and catch) victims/bad guys.

How to Win in KDP Select

How to Submit to Random House’s New Digital Imprints

News Corp May Buy S&S? whoa, talk about holiday shopping!

Hope for Damaged Voices this literally strikes a chord with me as a singer and a VO person

Formatting Help for Ebooks

Killer Nashville Catalog Show for the Paris Expo in March–deadline Dec. 5 to get books listed!

Passwords–A Thing of the Past? a scary article yet useful for evil-minded authors . . .

Nestle Purina is Hiring seeking a Senior Communication Specialist at their St. Louis offices.


8 Reasons Puppies Give Thanks

Win A Gift Basket of Goodies from Iams from Dr. Lorie Huston’s awesome Pet Health Care Gazette blog

Prosthetic Legs Help Dog Walk! awesome story

Dog Toy Chemical Leak Risk? I get a lot of news releases and this is a first for me . . . I’ve heard of “puppy proofing” dog toys but sheesh!

Support FIP Research–Learn More Here!

Help Dogs Move–Stress Free from Fidose of Reality

My Cat Has A Postive FeLV Test…Now What? Great info as always from Cat Stanley

This is an absolutely AMAZING video of spinal regeneration in a little dog. Read the whole article here. Thanks to Karyl for sending me the link.

Y’all know I’m also a musician, so I had to share this. Absolutely BRILLIANT!

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