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Pat Barely & Therese Burson- JULIA’S CATS: JULIA CHILD’S LIFE IN THE COMPANY OF CATS

JULIA’S CATS: JULIA CHILD’S LIFE IN THE COMPANY OF CATS

by Pat Barely & Therese Burson

Pat Barely and Therese Burson’s JULIA’S CATS: JULIA CHILD’S LIFE IN THE COMPANY OF CATS was published by Abrams Image in August to help celebrate what would’ve been Julia’s 100th birthday.  It garnered a lot of attention (WALL ST. JOURNAL, USA TODAY, CHICAGO TRIBRUNE, NEW YORK POST, EPICURIOUS, NATIONAL CULINARY REVIEW, DALLAS MORNING NEWS, TUCSON WEEKLY and DAILY STAR) and of course, CAT FANCY and MODERN CAT, among others).  “We were happily swept along on a tsunami of press interest in remembrance of a true American original, the woman who changed forever the way Americans eat and think about food.”  JULIA’S CATS is in its fourth printing and enjoyed a dramatic sales spike during the Christmas season.  Apparently Santa is a cat person.

JULIA’S CATS is an unusual biography that begins with Julia, a newlywed at 36, as she experienced what she called “an opening of the soul and spirit” and discovered her lifelong passions … husband Paul, Paris, and French food … and was adopted by her first poussiequette, Minette.

“We interviewed family and friends and researched her papers at Harvard’s Schlesinger Library where we were delighted to discover both Julia and Paul wrote almost daily letters home, detailing their new life in Paris.  When we found how much Julia adored cats, we knew her life story would be incomplete unless it included Julia’s cats.  So our biography follows her personal and superstar career from Paris to Provence, and finally to retirement in Santa Barbara, always in the comp;any of cats.  We also found the Paul was an accomplished photographer, and lucky for for us, his favorite subjects were Julia, Paris and cats.  Forty-five of his photos, many from family collections, illustrate the book.”

Taken from THE WRITE WORD, the newsletter of The Society of Southwestern Authors Vol. 42, No. 2  April/May 2013

 

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D. R. Ransdell Author- “Slow Learner”

“Slow Learner”

by D. R. Ransdell

D.R. Randsdell’s short story “Slow Learner” was just published in the recent CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL book titled I CAN’T BELIEVE MY CAT DID THAT! Read more about her cats at http://www.dr-ransdell.com.

Taken from The Write Word, the newsletter of The Society of Southwestern Authors Vol. 41. No. 6 December 2012/ January 2013

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D. R. Ransdell Cat Lover- THE SECRET LIVES OF THE PINK HOUSE CATS, Prose Poems by Five Felines

      D. R. Ransdell   Cat Lover

      “THE SECRET LIVES OF THE PINK HOUSE CATS Prose Poems by Five Felines 

      www.pinkhousecats.com

      dr_ransdell@yahoo.com

      youtube.com/pinkhousecats

      Check out our book at Amazon.com or Outskirts Press.com

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Kathleen Golden Author- SI THE SIAMESE, an adventure cat tale geared for children

      Kathleen Golden has successful marketed her book, SI THE SIAMESE.  It is an adventure tale of a deaf Siamese rescue cat geared for children ages 5 through 9.   Kathleen is presenting SI to both children and adult audiences.   Second and third graders are captured by the story as are all adult animal lovers.  The book was published by Wheatmark Publishers in January, 2009.  See Kathleen’s blog at www.rescuecatstory.blogspot.com/ then search KGOLDLENSBLOG.   Si’s website is sithesiamese.com, where you will see the author bio as well as enticing information about the book.   SI can be ordered through Wheatmark web, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Borders, or directly through the author kgolden@wi.rr.com.

      Taken from THE  WRITE WORD, the newsletter of The Society of Southwestern Authors  Vol. 38, No. 4  August/Sept. 2009

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D. R. Ransdell- THE SECRET LIVES OF THE PINK HOUSE CATS, fifty cat poems just published

D. R. Ransdell has just published a set of fifty cat poems in THE SECRET LIVES OF THE PINK HOUSE CATS. Each of her five cats takes time to share philosophies or confess to pranks. For example, Mei Mei was forced to tear down the ugly shower curtain because it offended her sense of aesthetics. Ping pounced on the ankles of the house guest so that she would never come back. Bandit pretended that he couldn’t use the cat door so that D. R. would have to keep jumping up to open the door. The collection was inspired by Billy Collins’ speech at the Wrangling with Writing conference in 2006. Find out more at http://www.pinkhousecats.com. The volume is available from Amazon or Outskirts Press ($14). “Buy a copy for all your friends who are cat lovers!”

Taken from the WRITE WORD, the newsletter of The Society of Southwestern Authors Vol. 38. No. 3 June- July 2009

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