Monday Mentions: Cat-Shark Zoomba and OWFI Fun!

Autograph party

Me at the signing–books galore!

Frank Steele

The always charming Frank Steele (my playwright co-author).


Keynote speaker Patrick Rothfuss, a new way of writing (despite kitten-eating children!).

Frank Steele with Lois & Ron Richardson

Three Amigos…Frank Steele and Ron Richardson with Lois “The Babe” Richardson.

Mike Miller, August McLaughlin

Three Amigos (Again!), David Freed, Casey Cowan and August McLaughlin  (loving those tights, August!)

Frank Steele & James Graham

Frank with our new friend, theater tech-genius James Graham (origami wizard, magician and world-smith)

Amy, August and Mike

WANA Style! That’s August and Mike Miller

Just back from an AMAZING time at the Oklahoma Writers Federation Conference, where I presented a fun lunch workshop THE REINVENTED WRITER (complete with SQUEEE! cute pet pix). I’ve not missed one of these conferences since I attended my first in 1992, and am a former president of OWFI and honorary lifetime member. I’ve received awards from the contest, gotten writing assignments, found my agent there (although we’ve now parted ways), and made some of the best friends and writer-ly connections ever.

If you missed out on my workshop, never fear–it will be presented Saturday May 25 at 2:00 Eastern Time at WANA International as a WEBINAR for online in-your-pj’s attendance and no travel to-from a hotel. The class isn’t yet posted …but I’ll send the direct link as soon as it is. I’ll be presenting several online WEBINAR sessions in the coming months and will be sure to post announcements 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 SQUEEE! cute pet-astic videos at the bottom, too. For new followers to the blog, welcome! and you can expect more cat and dog specific schtuff later in the week on Wednesday and Friday.


ITW’s CRAFTFEST Lineup this is awesome!

Book Sales On the Rise good news for authors…publishers/book sellers still figuring it out–check out the Ebooks in Libraries info at the end of the article, that’s a Hmmmnnn moment!

Agent Assisted Self Publishing some cautions to consider from Melissa Foster

American ‘Women’ Authors Dissed? Wikipedia stepped in it big time…

From Writer Beware, problems with Noble Romance Publishing, anti-trust lawsuit of Amazon and more

What Price Talent? this will put you on your butt, from the always terrific Colin Falconer

Kindle Books Under 2500 Words Removed is this fair…what do you think?

Getting a U.S. Tax Number important info for non-US-resident authors

Win Awesome Writer-ly Schtuff and benefit diabetes research

Folio Prize Admits Self Pub’d Work

Worried About Thieves? WordPress Protection Plugin

Falling In Love & “Attachment” how to write it right


Click the image to learn more what YOU can do this week…and every week!


Italian Cats & Culture Tour this looks PAW-some!

Dog Owners Versus Cat Owners–Exactly The Same, Only Different a fun infographic from my friend Dr. Lorie Huston’s awesome blog

Funniest Cat Photo/Video Contest from Petfinder some cash for you, and even more cash for your pet charity!

Calling All Puppy Models! does your puppy have “what it takes” to be a spokes-dog? Check out the details at Dakota’s Den blog

AWESOME Cat Adoption Ads if this doesn’t get ’em placed, nothing will

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, 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!


Monday Mentions: Cat-Shark Zoomba and OWFI Fun! — 2 Comments

  1. Great seeing you however briefly. That’s the downside to going to this conference so many years– too many friends to catch up with in too little time! The WANA idea is cool. How do you do that?

    • Hi Lela. I know, it was hard to really spend time and catch up with everyone, there was SO much going on (as usual). This will be my first presentation with WANA but I’ve done Webinars before with Go-To-Meeting (and it’s similar). Basically you upload the powerpoint if you have that…and folks can either come in via a headseat through Internet or call a designated phone number to attend. WANA even has a video capability so you can see the presenter.

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