Your Tortie Could Be in My New Book


I am super excited to announce that Mango Media will be publishing my new book, Tortitude: The Little Book of Cats With a Big Attitude, in February of 2016. The book will include fun facts about torties, as well as funny, inspirational and thought-provoking quotes, and, of course, lots and lots of photos of torties.

And this is where you come in: even though I have thousands of photos of Allegra and Ruby, I want to feature your torties in my book as well, and I need your photos!

  • Photos need to be good quality and high resolution.
  • You must own the rights to the photo (ie., no photos you found on a Google search.)
  • You (or the person who took the photo) will need to sign a photo release if your photo is used in the book.

How to submit your photos

Please submit your photos via email. Put “tortitude book” in the subject, and include the following information with your submission:

  • Your tortie’s name and age
  • Your name, city and state (or country if outside the US)

I’m looking forward to getting your photos. I will be accepting photo submissions through June 15.

Let’s hear it for tortitude!

35 Comments on Your Tortie Could Be in My New Book

  1. Maria
    June 18, 2015 at 4:49 am (6 years ago)

    Just learned from reading the comments, that my pretty cat Kajsa (photos sent on June 3rd) is a dilute tortie.
    Kajsa just looks at me and says “yeah, right..whatever” πŸ™‚

  2. Brenda
    June 16, 2015 at 6:15 pm (6 years ago)

    We didn’t know what tortitude was until Samantha asked us to take her in. Our vet’s assistants laughed & laughed at our descriptions of her.

    When is the deadline?

    • Ingrid
      June 17, 2015 at 6:21 am (6 years ago)

      It was Monday, but I can still consider photos if you’d like to submit Samantha.

  3. Glen
    June 10, 2015 at 6:55 pm (6 years ago)

    I have sent pictures of Gigi “The Empress” and Kasey “The Warrior Queen”, this evening.

  4. jim lindsey
    June 10, 2015 at 1:38 pm (6 years ago)

    My photo’s of Malibu are on there way. Life would not be complete with out a Tortie

  5. Jim Lindsey
    June 10, 2015 at 1:35 pm (6 years ago)

    My photo’s of Malibu are on there way. Life would not be complete without a Tortie.

  6. sivyaleah
    June 6, 2015 at 12:13 pm (6 years ago)

    How wonderful! Sent you a photo of our long haired Tortie, Cocoabean. Can’t wait to see the final outcome!

  7. lbc
    June 4, 2015 at 11:22 am (6 years ago)

    Is there a deadline date?

    • Ingrid
      June 4, 2015 at 12:12 pm (6 years ago)

      Deadline is somewhat flexible, but I’d like all images within the next week.

  8. Susan
    June 3, 2015 at 10:44 pm (6 years ago)

    I wanted to ask before submitting a picture or two of Zesty, in case you do not want torties that have passed over the rainbow bridge

    • Ingrid
      June 4, 2015 at 6:06 am (6 years ago)

      I would love to have you submit a photo of Zesty, Susan. Torties who have passed on are welcome to be represented in the book!

  9. Gayle Keresey
    June 3, 2015 at 3:36 pm (6 years ago)

    I have just informed the photographer in the house that we need a good photo of Jo.

  10. Ann Staub
    June 3, 2015 at 1:46 pm (6 years ago)

    Cool! I adopted a tortie a few months ago. Will have to bookmark this.

  11. Heather
    June 3, 2015 at 12:06 pm (6 years ago)

    I have a rare male tortie in light grey and cream colors. It’s been a struggle keeping him alive, he’s been to the vet very often… I’ll be sending you pictures!

    • Ingrid
      June 3, 2015 at 2:55 pm (6 years ago)

      I’m sorry you’re having health issues with your male tortie, Heather. I’m looking forward to getting the photos!

  12. Ellen Pilch
    June 3, 2015 at 11:49 am (6 years ago)

    I need to get a good shot of my Penny πŸ™‚

  13. elaine Faber
    June 3, 2015 at 11:37 am (6 years ago)

    Ingrid – You will have a hard time finding a more beautiful tortie than my Truflles. Pictures are on their way as we speak.

  14. BeadedTail
    June 3, 2015 at 11:15 am (6 years ago)

    Oooo, I’m a Tortie with Tortitude! I’ll get my mommy to submit a photo!


    • MAngel Ms. Phoebe's Mum
      June 5, 2015 at 4:46 am (6 years ago)

      Isabella you are beautiful and would be purrfect!

  15. Melissa & Truffles
    June 3, 2015 at 11:13 am (6 years ago)

    Truffles is sorting through her portfolio as we speak πŸ™‚

    • elaine Faber
      June 3, 2015 at 11:35 am (6 years ago)

      Ha! You’ll have to beat my Truffles first!! LOL

  16. Bernadette
    June 3, 2015 at 11:02 am (6 years ago)

    So how many do you want? πŸ™‚ And not just Cookie and Kelly, but also Nikka, my dilute tortie, and possibly even her torbie sister Fawn? And my current foster Charm, and a recent foster Josephine, and…just tell me where to stop!

  17. Joie Eckert
    June 3, 2015 at 10:33 am (6 years ago)

    I have a beautiful dilute tortie, does she count? πŸ™‚

    • Ingrid
      June 3, 2015 at 10:54 am (6 years ago)

      Yes, dilute torties will be included, Joie.

  18. Melanie Wilson
    June 3, 2015 at 9:54 am (6 years ago)

    Will people submitting get photo credits in the book?

    • Ingrid
      June 3, 2015 at 10:53 am (6 years ago)

      Absolutely, Melanie!

  19. Lynda
    June 3, 2015 at 9:34 am (6 years ago)

    Just wondering if Ruby and Alegra will be Creative Cat Supervisors on your project? I bet their fees are pretty high πŸ™‚

    • Ingrid
      June 3, 2015 at 9:45 am (6 years ago)

      You bet they will be involved in this project, Lynda! I most certainly couldn’t get this book done without their help!

  20. Laura
    June 3, 2015 at 9:31 am (6 years ago)

    The email link in your email does not work. What email address should we send our tortie pics to?

  21. Amy Sikes
    June 3, 2015 at 8:57 am (6 years ago)

    Will you be including calicoes, Ingrid? Not that I’m sure I’d want to give up the rights to any of my Casey-cat photos (assuming they’re high enough quality, which they may not be), but I’m curious. πŸ™‚

    • Ingrid
      June 3, 2015 at 9:44 am (6 years ago)

      For this book, torties only, Amy – but you never know, there may be more books after this one πŸ™‚

  22. Maria
    June 3, 2015 at 8:14 am (6 years ago)

    Hi, I am Kajsa-cat, I live in Sweden with my humans. Here, cats like me, are called “skΓΆldpaddor”, it is actually the same word as tortoise, but I like “tortie” better. My human Mom just sent you a couple of pretty pictures of me, I am cute as pie, Mom says, but of course that is up to you to decide.

  23. Summer
    June 3, 2015 at 3:42 am (6 years ago)

    My human will have to find a good photo of Binga to submit!

    • MAngel Ms. Phoebe's Mum
      June 5, 2015 at 4:49 am (6 years ago)

      Binga is incredibly photogenic and of course is a renowned and famous professional photo bomber!


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