I’ve been so darn busy with the book launch of LOST AND FOUND, including some absolutely stunning and awesome reviews, as well as getting ready for the Cat Writers Association 20th Anniversary Celebration (leaving Thursday for L.A.!) that the Magical-Dawg and Seren-Kitty are feeling neglected. Just as well, I suppose, or else I might dress them up for Halloween and I don’t believe Seren-kitty would be nearly as calm as my colleague’s cat Mewdy Blue in the picture.
I’m giving the Friday night presentation with over 400 photos from CWA’s 20 years and some insider insights into how/why it was founded. I’ll also present my seminar on my Kindle-ization Journey for both the nonfiction books (with photos), and the fiction as well. And yes, there’s a mass pet book author signing event, right in time for the holiday shopping season. You can register at the door for the seminars. I hope to see you there!
I can’t remember the last time I missed posting a blog. That’s why I had to turn Monday Mentions into a Tuesday Tips. 🙂
My bad. I even missed my hair appointment so will go to the conference all poodle-esque instead of well coifed. Throw on enough sparkles and I’m sure no one will notice. But I did design and have printed some book plates (SQUEEE!) so that folks who want to purchase one of my print books can request a paw-tograph and I can easily provide that and snail-mail to them. You can email me your address with “paw-tograph” in the subject line, and specifics how you’d want it inscribed–to you, a friend, a special pet. These are printed on peel-off mailing labels and solves the problem of few print copies on store shelves.
Tuesday Tips (aka 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. If you have pets who like to dress up for Halloween, check out the fun photo contests available in the links today.
Random House & Penguin Merge Forget about the Big 6…it’s down to 5
Looking For A Job in Publishing, lots of opportunities
Publishing Process–In Pictures! Funny stuff.
Writing Contests, Grants & Awards from Poets & Writers remember to do your due diligence
13 Worst Ever Reviews.…now I feel better!
Candy Cautions, Halloween Scares–Truth & Fiction
The New Vanity Press–Traditional Publishing oh wow, that will raise some hackles!
World Building–City by City–for Writers here’s a neat how-to for you fiction authors out there
You Don’t OWN Kindle Books, You Lease Them interesting explanation
IMPORTANT! World Vets Blogger Disaster Response Network I signed up, have you?
Halloween Photo Contest for Pets, Babies & Kids at iVillage, check it out!
Archeological Cat! thanks to Karyl Cunningam for sending link
Bling-Alicious Dog Collars boy oh boy I want one! Gorgeous from Dakota’s Den blogger (love them Shelties!)
Adopt-A-Shelter Pet Photo Contest, more fun stuff
How To Make Doggy Halloween Costumes, from Fidose of Reality (fun fun fun!)
Fun Cat Halloween History Lesson from a UK Blogger, some I hadn’t read before
Raw Food Not Enough? if you want a big brain…
Can Cats Get The Flu? from awesome blogger Cat Stanley
Save The Bats! Perfect for Halloween, don’t you think?
Cat Boarding Facility Charms from great cat blogger Jo Singer (there’s a nice video, too)
Fidose of Reality online doggy mag gets make-over, You’ll love this!
Complementary Healing for Animals Conference Nov 11-12 this looks great.
Cat Rules for Humans a calendar your cats want you to have, from Janiss Garza and Sparkle Cat
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