The pitter patter of little cat feet: the evolution of ‘the cat book’

We hope to send “the cat book,” As the FURR Flies, out to design and copyright by August 15. We have drafted most of the personalized content that discusses some of the rescuers and some of the special cats, but still have some work to do on the cat resource section we are compiling forContinue reading “The pitter patter of little cat feet: the evolution of ‘the cat book’”

Here Kitty Kitty

As The FURR Flies, an anthology of cat stories, heart-warming tales from cat rescuers, cat resources and cat advice has gone from in the pipeline to full-on pre-production. The editorial team is sifting through stories while the volunteers of Feline Urban Rescue and Rehab are compiling their mini-memoirs and sending us their cat wisdom. PhotographerContinue reading “Here Kitty Kitty”

The July newsletter promotes free books

We sent our July newsletter this morning and, as usual, found a typo as soon as it left home. We hope you like it and would consider sharing it with a friend. To read the newsletter, click here. In the meantime, here are some of our recent activities: Last week’s workshop with Joan Zachary hasContinue reading “The July newsletter promotes free books”

Testing Scrivener’s Free Trial

Author Media aired a full episode on Scrivener— and listening to the tools and benefits and the generous free trial I thought it might be fun to give it a try. The concept, as explained on the episode, was a software that allowed better word processing and grammar tools, that understood book formatting, and thatContinue reading “Testing Scrivener’s Free Trial”

Reflection: Orwell & the trajectory of “isms”

By Johann Strauss George Orwell’s writings have experienced a spike in popularity during the past decade and for a simple reason. Modern societies are becoming ever more like the dystopia depicted in Orwell’s most famous book, 1984. Whether it be mass surveillance, the incessant use of propaganda, perpetual wars or the cult of personalities surroundingContinue reading “Reflection: Orwell & the trajectory of “isms””

Reflection: Rules of Driving Applied to Life

By Rachel C. Thompson Who remembers drivers education? It appears, as I drive, that few people have. How may remember that crusty, perpetually annoyed instructor or that first day we got to drive without a learner’s permit? But didn’t we quickly forget the actual rules. Some of them were important then as now. What IContinue reading “Reflection: Rules of Driving Applied to Life”

Cover reveal: Courting Apparitions, volume two of the Fashion and Fiends series, sequel to Manipulations

Greetings, Readers! Our Art Director Gayle Hendricks has officially revealed the cover to Courting Apparitions, the second book in the Fashion and Fiends series and sequel to Manipulations. (Speaking of Manipulations, our carton of books in anticipation of the upcoming Third Annual Easton Book Festival arrived today and Angel Ackerman and the family dog hostedContinue reading “Cover reveal: Courting Apparitions, volume two of the Fashion and Fiends series, sequel to Manipulations”

Unexpected beauty

It’s Friday. I hear Mercury is in retrograde or was in retrograde so many communications aren’t happening clearly, or your technology is on the fritz. In my case, my body joins the chaos but such is life with a disability. This week had it’s high points and some lows. Coworkers are expressing interest in myContinue reading “Unexpected beauty”