Monday Mentions: How’s Trix & Writer-icity Schtuff


Trixie won the NAME THAT DOG contest…well actually Kristi Brashier won the contest with Trixie’s name. So Trixie came to visit at the book signing event and I think wonders why HER picture isn’t on the cover! (She’s in the book, though…)

I had a PAW-some time this past Saturday at the Sherman Petco. After several days of bad weather, folks were ready to get out and about with their pets, and there was a crowd of two-legged and four-legged folks. It was great fun meeting some of my Facebook Sweet Peeps.

 The lovely folks at Petco have invited me to come back to do another talk and signing–maybe I’ll even do some cat-training demons, what do you think? The new Karma-Kitty could be up for some face time by then. (If Seren-Kitty lets him live, LOL!). Stay tuned for more Karma, Seren & Magical-Dawg adventures in the future.

OMG–LAST MINUTE UPDATE! I’m up late reading with the fur-kids beside me and decided to check Facebook. And a colleague posted congratulations for a DWAA award. What? Well, the Dog Writers Association of America’s Awards Banquet takes place the Sunday night before Westminster Dog Show each year. I knew that two of my pieces had been nominated but–well, the other nominees are so outstanding, I didn’t honestly think mine had a chance. Low and behold, this year I won TWO DWAA Maxwell Medallions, one for my Herald Democrat PETiQuette newspaper column, and the other for a tongue-in-cheek humor piece Dogs vs Cats: 10 Reasons Puppies Are Better (don’t tell the cats!). Congrats to all the nominees and winners!

Oh, and on that note…only TWO MORE DAYS to nominate blogs for the Nose to Nose Awards. Details here (hint-hint!).

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.  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.


Amy’s Self Pub’ing Advice for Nonfiction Authors yes I wrote a guest blog here, what do you think?

Building Bonds with Readers

Writer Beware, Albee Returns! he’s changed his name but not his evil ways…

Ways Pinterest Helps Indie Authors

Sony Shutters Ebook Store


H1N1 Flu Virus Killed a Cat?! it appears so…here’s a plot for a thriller

Kids Reading To Cats A Win-Win

CatDance Film Festival this looks PAW-some!

ProPet Dog Food Recalled!

Prevent Kitty Infections When You Rescue this is timely advice with my new kitten invader! (Oh, and some of the pictures are mine!)

Cutting-Edge Pet Care wow medicine at it’s finest! Would you do this for your pet? Looks like I may need to update my cutting edge pet book

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