Monday Mentions: Cat Writers Edition

Bag Stuffing

After the bag stuffing, we gather round and share who we are and what we do…and all about our pets, too!

We had a PAW-some time at the Cat Writers Association 20th Anniversary Conference! These are just a few of the pictures I managed to take–more surely to come. Next year join us in Atlanta with our new partner in furry fun: BarkWorld and MeowWorld Presented by the Cat Writers Association. You’ll get all the must knows about writing, publishing, blogging and social marketing (maybe with a dog or cat by your side!). Be sure and scroll down for a very short but fun video of the Halloween costumes at the Bag Stuffy Party.

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Give away info–editorial guidelines, magazine samples and more.

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Yep, my husband Mahmoud actually attended!

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CWA VP Dusty Rainbolt with Zeki the kitty first aid assistant.

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Arden Moore (owned by Zeki the amazing kitty!) presents a great session on succeeding on either side of the interview mic.

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The always stunning Carole Nelson Douglas…all of us unwinding in an “after” party.

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New CWA Council member (and official conference photographer) BJ Bangs…I caught her without her camera!

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Past President Su Ewing enjoys a well deserved beverage and toast to a job well done!


MUSE MEDALLION WINNER! for the best Cat Behavior Book of the Year, meeee-WOW!

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Honored to present the Shojai Mentor Award to longtime CWA member and incredible writer/journalist…and mentor…Darlene Arden, nominated by Layla Morgan Wilde

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. There’s a new SIMON’S CAT video below and don’t forget to check out the THRILLERFEST video 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. Stay tuned for the voting on NAME THAT DOG and NAME THAT CAT contest for the Hide And Seek thriller pet characters, too!



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 10 Common Fiction Forensics Mistakes

Amy’s Ebooks Talk Did you miss the CWA event? Attend the Webinar on Dec. 7 (after NaNoWriMo!) and use discount code GO-INDIE for $10 off

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 Cat Cured of Chronic Oral Disease…With Kitty Stem Cells!

It’s Adopt A Senior Pet Month–Great Article from Catalyst Council

2012 Thrillerfest Panel

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Monday Mentions: Cat Writers Edition — 8 Comments

  1. Hi, Amy. It was great to see and visit with you at the Cat Writers’ Association conference. It was great get-together and I think everyone had a terrific time. Your Strays performance brought the house down. Truly marvelous! I’m really thrilled to be taking over as the new president. We’ve got some exciting days ahead of us. 🙂

  2. Great recap – the bag stuffing video brought a smile to my face – I miss everyone so much already! I really enjoyed the Strays performance as well and congratulations on your award!

    Thank you also for our little chat that we shared with Carole Nelson Douglas after the Book Signing Party – I really enjoyed talking with you both and am so inspired by all you have done…

  3. These look like a lot of fun. Perhaps one of these days I will be going too, since it seems to be more writer oriented as opposed to pet centric.

  4. These look like a lot of fun. Perhaps in the future I will see you there since I am a writer and this looks more writer friendly as opposed to pet centric.

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