Kindle-izing & Backlist CPR

My last blog post “kindled” several email list discussions (sorry, couldn’t resist). It seems many of us have been frustrated by the stack-o-books under the bed collecting dust, while the hoards of used book sellers camped out on our online … Continue reading

Backlist Blues–Hope, Hype, & Hallelujia

I have had 23 pet care and behavior books published since 1992, all by “mainstream” bigtime NYC publishers. In the beginning, my agent commanded 6-figure advances for my books, and some of these books have sold extremely well. It sucks to … Continue reading

Betty White, CatChow.com, About.com & Kindle

After last month’s several days in Las Vegas at the Western Veterinary Conference (terrific event, btw), I’m near deadline on the four article assigments that resulted. All will be published by Catnip (a Tufts University newsletter), two on behavior, one … Continue reading

Pet Writing 101

I began writing about pets more than two decades ago, on a Royal electric typewriter. At the time, we lived in Eastern Kentucky in a very small town that boasted a tiny library that carried a short shelf on how-to … Continue reading

Returning to the Land of Writing

Many months have passed since my last blog post. A lot happened, most of which kept me from posting–or even writing much. I can explain the reason for my absence in one word: School. If you want the long story, read … Continue reading