There are two things I do on a monthly basis here on my blog. One is I review a book.
The other thing is my advice column. Every month I take a problem that a cat has written to me about, and I find a solution. I’ve been called the “Dear Abby of the feline world” by fellow cat author Quasi.
I started my advice column in September of 2003, about nine months after I was first online. It turned out to be one of the most popular sections of my site, so three years later, I put my advice columns together, added photos to illustrate each problem and made a book. It originally came out in late 2006, and was released in 2009 on a broader scale, so that it was available on Amazon, or by ordering it at your local book store. It has earned Honorable Mentions in several book competitions and won the Wild Card category at the Hollywood Book Festival.
All this finally got the attention of a publishing company called Adams Media, and they wanted me to put together a new book of advice — and it’s coming out in August! It’s all different advice from the first book, much of it never seen before, and with lots of color photos (the first book was only black and white inside)! Just wait ’til you see it — they did a great job with the layout, and the chapters are all color-coordinated!
I wish I could put a book out every month, but that would probably be an awful lot of work!
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