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!
It’s so very exciting! You wouldn’t want to do a book review of my book would you?
Hi Sparkle! The kitty purring in the background of my bunnykicking video is my momma Ellie!
The Kool~Kittie~Krew says
Wow! A book? We didnt know about it. Whee can we get it at???
Isolated Existence says
Wow, congrats on your new book! My favorite picture is the first one 🙂
Sniffie and the Florida Furkids says
MOL never mind………we clicked the picture and it took us right to Amazon!!
Sniffie and the Florida Furkids says
We didn’t know about your book. Can we get it on Amazon?
Sniffie and the Florida Furkids
Wow, that’s quite amazing Sparkle!
Yes, of course I can pawtograph them! I usually send personally pawtographed bookplates, so you don’t have to actually send me the book.
That’s a pretty big accomplishment for a cat, or anyone. I hope it helps all the other cats out there.
Concatulations on your second book Sparkle! We have the same question as Casbah Kitten, do you pawtograph them?
Congrats my friend!!! We love your blog, we bet we’d love your book too!
Alice Audrey says
I don’t review books, but I give them away at least once a month in a random drawing. Not the same kind of books, I suspect.
Katnip Lounge says
We will certainly purchase a copy! We have many problems to sort out with our Mommy…you know how it is!
Love the photo!
Color coordinated chapters? I’d like to see that – sounds like you are just as organized as I am! (BTW – love the photos in this post)
Sweet Praline says
Wow! This is exciting. I didn’t know about your first book. Maybe when our green papers are better, we can get one!
Eric and Flynn says
Concats on getting your second book published.
jams o donnell says
Now those are great recurring themes for your blog. I am sure Sparkle is a discerning reader and the provider of sage advice!
what great talents you have!
today’s theme is difficult but yours seems to be completed easily.
The Island Cats says
Wow! Your second book, Sparkle! We’re impressed! Congratulations!!
Hannah and Lucy says
Do you get lots of letters asking for advice on kitty problems. We are very honoured to meet such a famous kitty. Yours respectfully Hannah and Lucy.
Manang Kim says
Oh my I love these photos!! Happy weekend!
Oh how exciting! We would like to get a copy when it comes out. If we send a copy to you, would you pawtograph it for us??
Sparkle, You are the most awesome cat I have ever heard of. Your talents are second to none. Someone told me that I wouldn’t like you if I met you (I won’t name any names cause I don’t want your feelings to be even more hurt) but I think that person might be wrong. I’d love to meet you. And I think I would fall fast head over heels for you. I think you’re one of those purrfect cats, who are very far and few between.
Congratulations on such feline success!! and very nice to meet you. Happy weekend !
sassy mom says
Your post reminded me to read one of the books that I have been buying which I never found the time to read. Thanks for the reminder.
here’s my take.
Wow you do that nice….Happy hunting and weekend too.