Writing About the Cats We Love


Guest post by Clea Simon
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Clara was supposed to be a tortoiseshell. Although, Clara – the heart, if not exactly the heroine – of my new cozy cat mystery An Incantation of Cats is now a calico, she was a tortie through at least two drafts of A Spell of Murder, the first book in the “Witch Cats of Cambridge” series, largely due to Ingrid’s influence. I started this series before Thisbe, my current feline companion, came into my life, but through Ingrid, I had learned about tortitude and the delightful and assertive personalities these multi-colored kitties can have.Continue Reading

Review: An Excerpt from Homer’s Odyssey 10th Anniversary Scrapbook

Homer’s World: The 10th Anniversary “Homer’s Odyssey” Scrapbook


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“Some books about animals warm your heart. Others touch your soul.” This is how I opened my my review of Gwen Cooper’s New York Times bestselling memoir Homer’s Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale, or How I Learned About Love and Life with a Blind Wondercat, three weeks after it was first released in August of 2009. Little did Gwen know then how much this book would change her life. It hit the New York Times Bestseller List two weeks after its publication and was eventually translated into more than 20 different languages. Homer became a celebrity cat before there were celebrity cats, and Gwen and Homer made a difference in the lives of more special needs cats than anyone will ever know.Continue Reading