If all goes according to plan, Rescued, the anthology of rescue cat stories that’s coming out on my human’s indie publishing imprint, FitCat, will be coming out next week. But she isn’t planning a big, blowout book launch party like most publishers. She is having a year-long book launch!
Here is why: each author chose a rescue to receive a portion of the profits from the book’s sales, so there are 12 rescues. And each author has been assigned a month to promote the book, with a third of the profits from that month going to the rescue. The book’s expenses (short print runs, contest entries, etc.) will be evenly divided over the promotion months for donation purposes to make sure everyone has an equal playing field.
So you are probably wondering which cats got which months, and which rescues they are supporting… in case you want to help them out during their month. Well, that is the purpose of today and Monday’s blog post! Here are the first six:
Crepes’ month is February 2015 and she is supporting Tree House Humane. You probably know Crepes from her blog, Cat In the Fridge, and the cool CATastrophes videos her humans make! But she started off life at a clear disadvantage — she was missing a foot, a congental defect. She’s come a long way!
Ryker’s month is March 2015 and he is supporting Great Plains SPCA. If you were on Twitter in the old days, you remember Ryker, and if you weren’t, you still probably know those who came after: Allie, Faraday and Maxwell of A Tonk’s Tail. Ryker was one special guy, but apparently his breeder didn’t agree. She thought he was defective and almost had him euthanized! But he was saved and lived to make his mark on the internet.
Nerissa’s month is April 2015 and he is supporting Anjellicle Cats Rescue. Nerissa is the teller of tall tales on his blog, Nerissa’s Life, but before that, he and his young siblings and their feral parents showed up at his Peeps’ house, needing to be tamed and corralled. This is where Nerissa first showed his leadership skills — and his love for nip.
Lucky’s month is May 2015 and he supports Homeless Animals Rescue Team (HART) of Fairfax Station. Lucky was a victim of cruelty but his warmth and spirit showed through the terrible wounds he suffered when someone poured a caustic substance on him. Now healed and happily adopted, he uses his Facebook page to lend a helping paw to other animals in need.
Rama’s month is June 2015 and he is supporting Pope Memorial Frontier Animal Shelter. Rama was abandoned by his former human and survived alone in an apartment for several weeks before he was discovered. Brought to a shelter, he was depressed and refused to trust anyone, not even the couple who adopted him. His mistrust almost cost him his life.
Browser’s month is July 2015 and he is supporting Paws and Claws Animal Shelter. Like many of the cats in Rescued, Browser came from rough beginnings. But when he wanted to escape his hard life on the streets, the friendly place he happened to enter turned out to be a library. Becoming a library cat has brought Browser worldwide fame. He has his own blog, with news about his home, Pine River Library in Minnesota.
Tune in on Monday for the remaining cats and their rescues!
Harvey Button says
We are currently working with Nissy on things to promote the book for April and Anjellicle Rescue * high paw *
Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal says
Me neither can wait to read all the stories ðŸ˜Š
PHoebe Kitten says
Oh man we re going to have to put these on a spreadsheet Summer, so we don’t forget and so we can help promote each one!
Yea for rescue kitties and organizations!! I currently have “Chuck Norris” in my garage after being rescued from the parking lot at work. I worked with Triple R Pets who works with PAWS of Chicago to TNR this colony. Now they are threatened and the colony caregiver is trying to save as many kitties as she can. Chuck Norris is a friendly guy who is being adopted into a loving family who is willing to work with him to be a great house pet.
This is all so exciting! For the cats and their humans, for the rescues, and for all of us, too! 🙂
Exciting to hear about the cats that are featured in the book and their rescues!
Christy Paws says
This is so pawsome, Summer. Looking forward to getting the book so mom can read it to me!
Rascal and Rocco says
Love learning about the other authors! Thanks for sharing Summer
Georgia and Julie says
Oh boy, this sounds great!
The stories are sure to be inspiring 🙂
We purr for good luck with the book.
Purrs Georgia and Julie,
Treasure and JJ
Lola and Lexy says
Summer, we love this!! This is a cause near and dear to Mommy’s heart and she’s got leaky eyes right now. Good luck with your book! We can’t wait to read it.
Lola and Lexy
A very nice list. I took a look at the Great Plains SPCA website since it’s kind of close to me.
The Swisscats says
Pawsome project for wonderful causes ! Purrs
Wonderful! Can’t wait to read this.
Athena and Marie
Glogirly and Katie says
This is SO exciting!!! We can’t wait : )
Pipo &Minko ~ WeBeesSiameezers says
What a great (and fun) undertaking on behalf of shelter/rescue kitties!
Kitty Cat Chronicles says
How exciting! We can’t wait until we can get our very own copy!
THe Island Cats says
We’re so excited for these rescues!
prancer pie says
This is so cool! Concats to everyone involved in this great project!
Nerissa's Life says
I’m gettin’ so excited! Someone pass me some nip. Please?
Sabina Ayne says
i can’t wait to see the book! it looks wonderful!
Exciting for the rescues and for the people who contributed a story! 🙂
the critters in the cottage xo
Sometimes Cats Herd You says
This is such an exciting project, and we can’t wait to read more!
This is a really cool idea! I think those rescues will do very well from this. It sounds like there are a lot of really great stories here.
Just bloody awesome indeed
We can’t wait until the book is out!
Cathy Keisha says
How exciting. I wish TW knew more about my past. We can only guess.
Those are all great causes that are being supported.
Emma and Buster says
Pawsome we look forward to getting a copy. Great job.
This is so neat! Wow! Looking forward to hearing more!
Brian Frum says
We sure are impressed with the whole process!
That is pawsome!
Kitties Blue says
We are starting to get really excited about the roll-out and reading the stories of all these amazing kitties. Hope you will join us Sunday for our Selfies Blog Hop. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo.
These sound like great stories!
Random Felines says
we are SO excited!!!
ellen pilch says
I can’t wait to read every story!
SUMMER YOU AND YOUR ASSISTANT FIND THE BEST CAUSES!!
HUGS MADI YOUR BFFF
Caren Gittleman says
wonderful wonderful causes!
Those sound like great stories and can’t wait to read about the library cat. It will be great to read about all the rescued cats.
I can’t wait to read about the rest!
congrats in advance. can’t wait to see the book.
Melissa & Truffles says
We are SO exciting to see this project making it’s way out to the world!
Pawesome Cats says
This is pawesome – we look forward to the release of your book and checking it out.
HaHnnah and Lucy says
It was lovely to read about those six cats finding their ways forward to a happy life.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx
The Kitties of Purring Pines says