Breed profiles, holistic health.
“Pets, Pets, Pets” column, writes weekly pet newspaper column emphasizing shelter, rescue, and pet care.
Writer, graphic designer, illustrator.
Arden, Darlene, CABC
Writer/lecturer/author. Learning Facilitator, Kutztown University, Dog Training and Management Program. Pet health, behavior, welfare, human interest, human-animal bond. Adjunct professor, Kutztown U. Regular contributor, My Buddy Butch & Talk2theAnimalsradio programs. Founding member, CWA and IAABC. Frequent guest on radio and television.
Humor, relationships, décor, style.
Bahner, Sally E.
Alternative – complementary cat care, behavior, nutrition, multi-cat issues, Russian Blues; resident behavior expert on Tracie Hotchner’s Cat Chat Radio (Sirius satellite radio).
Cat Massage & Dog Massage – DVDs and books. Author and Speaker. Presents workshops in Japan and America. Animal shelter volunteer experience. Specialty: Techniques to soothe scared/traumatized cats and dogs.
Writer, video producer. Cat rescue, cat abuse, cat welfare, all cat related issues.
Writer, filmmaker, narrative nonfiction, biography, memoir, human-animal (especially cats) relations, writing workshops, presentations.
Writing, feline-human bond, cat behavior, humor, inspirational, kitten care, custom illustrations, cat photography
Animal (cat) welfare, animal rescue/rehab/adoption, spay/neuter. Active foster parent for cats, public speaker on animal welfare issues.
Journalist: Coverage classical music, Judaism, the arts, pets. Author of “Mewsings: My Life as a Jewish Cat,” Kindle(Amazon) and Nook (B&N) e-book editions.Also released as an audio CD, read by Greta/music by Michael Hoppe, at itunes, cdbaby.com and Amazon MP3.
Writer, editor, photographer, artist.
Berkeley, Ellen Perry
Author, “Maverick Cats: Encounters with Feral Cats” (1982; expanded/updated 2001); Author, “TNR: Past, Present, and Future: A History of the Trap-Neuter-Return Movement” (2004); Member, Board of Advisors, Alley Cat Allies (1990-continuing).First article on TNR in the American feline press (CAT FANCY, September 1984).
Academic student of feline poetry and imagery.
Bibisi, Carole Stevens
Singing, creating Mandalas and Cat Art.
Boneham, Sheila W., PhD
Selection, care and training of cats and dogs.
Booras, Christine Marie
Feral cat adventures; educating the public about TNR.
Integrative medicine, animal behavior, flower essences for animals.
Ecology, management and public health benefits of feral cat colonies.
Writer who breeds and shows cats; breed profiles (especially Abyssinian and Somali), human-animal bond, behavior, grief, photography, psychology.
Brunt, Jane E., DVM
I enjoy collaborating with others to improve the health and welfare of cats across the US to see a day when all cats are cared for and valued as pets.
Bulanda, Susan A.
Certified Animal Behavior Consultant (IAABC); author, SAR dog expert, Adjunct professor, lecturer.
Caballero, Christy A.
Pet columnist, writer of magazine features.
Former editor “Cat Fancy” Magazine. More than 15 years of corporate communications and public relations experience with Fortune 500 companies, including Merial, Eli Lilly and Company, and Cummins.
Caney, Dr. Sarah, BVSc PhD
Author and veterinary surgeon with 15 years experience in first opinion and referral feline-only practice; particular interest is geriatric feline medicine – especially systemic hypertension, renal disease and endocrinology.
Producer, writer, director, animal activist.
Carson, Teresa J.
Children’s books (mid-grade), fiction, Persian cats, adventure. Author of “Sofia’s Angel.”
Carter, Kathy D.
Feline health, feline hip dysplasia and winner of the first WORLD’S BEST LITTER-ARY AWARD in 2000.
Chapman, Patricia Sachs
Writer; CFA breeder of Turkish Vans.
www.etsy.com/shop/wendycats (Cat Jewelry shop)
Cultural ailurologist; award-winning writer, artist and illustrator; painter of cat portraits; cat behavior consultant. Author of “Outsmarting Cats” and other books. Focuses on social life, culture and behavior of cats living in groups with humans. Feline-human harmony; understanding and overcoming feline behavior challenges; creative environmental enrichment for indoor cats; designing comfortable, easy-care shared living spaces that work for both cats and humans.
Clifford, Mary Ann
Writer; cat behavior, working with cats who have medical problems, therapy cats, cat welfare issues. Author of “Reflections of a Cat Whisperer.”
Coble, Linda L., RVT
Registered Vet Tech. Feline Behavior, Feline Medicine, TNR advocate and trapper, special need felines, professional pet sitter.
Project producer of “Henry’s World” and “Real Women;” psychotherapist and management consultant. Catalyst, change agent, getting materials to our wounded returning vets. Henry is the therapet that can now teach a nation how to deal with our wounds,and our disappointments.
Freelance writer and editor. Humor, creative non-fiction, cat health & wellbeing, cat history and mythology.
Animal sheltering and welfare, animal rescue and disaster preparedness.
Syndicated newspaper columnist, Tribune Media Services; radio host, nationally syndicated “Steve Dale’s Pet World” and “The Pet Minute,” and “Pet Central,” WGN Radio, Chicago; contributing editor, USA Weekend; special correspondent, “Cat Fancy.” Frequent guest on national and local TV and radio, Certified cat and dog behavior consultant, IAABC. On the Boards of Directors of American Humane Association, Winn Feline Foundation and Tree House (Chicago).
Books and gifts celebrating the magical connection between people and their “forever cats” and “forever dogs.”
Author of “Cloudy Rainbow,” a paranormal romance featuring a cat, a virtual world, and a clairvoyant.
Humorous writing. Whimsical illustration of anthropomorphic cats and caricatures of famous people (modern and historical) as cats.
Techniques include: line drawings and watercolor on paper.
Author of the award-winning Windrusher series, short fiction, and columnist for “The Florida Writer” magazine; speaker; presenter of writing workshops, and sometime editor.
Donald, Rhonda Lucas
Cat protection, humane and science education.
General pet topics, feral cats, feline agility (esp. CFA), showing cats, pet health, veterinary practice management, photography, local (Iowa) interest, essays and poetry. Genres: non-fiction, poetry, fantasy-fiction, children’s literature.
Douglas, Carole Nelson
Ex-journalist; author, the Midnight Louie, P. I. feline mystery series and Irene Adler series, numerous short stories; Cozy Noir Press publisher. On Facebook and Twitter.
Author. Interested in animal shelters and welfare groups, editing, grammar and punctuation.
Director of Content and Editorial Services for the ASPCA.
Dreyer, Nicole E.
Writer: Devotions for children and adults, curriculum for children and youth. I have shared God’s love and grace by writing about my own cat, Bastet Grace, as well as cats in general, in numerous published devotionals for both children and adults.(www.cph.org)
Dunbar, Mary Mount
Dunn, Douglas W.
Writer and blogger. Humor and cats.
DuPont, Lonnie Hull
Books, mostly non-fiction and inspirational. Also writes as Callie Smith Grant and Julianne Dwelle.
Blog: http://anndziemianowicz.com – paper bag & string
Author of “Careers for Your Cat.” Cat humor. Feature stories.
Guide, Hearing and Service dogs working with people with disabilities.
Humane issues, pet health care, black cats, poetry. Award-winning author, “Your Older Cat” (Fireside, Simon & Schuster) and “The Guide to Handraising Kittens” (TFH).
Eigenhauser, Jr., George
Attorney, specializes in cat law, animal advocacy, animal welfare and animal legislation; CFA Board member and Legislative Coordinator (Legislative Information Liaison).
Cat veterinarian and writer. Specializes in cat stories.
Eldredge, Deb M., DVM
Veterinary care, human-animal bond, training.
El-Hashahar, Anat (Anne Moss)
Web publisher and owner/operator of TheCatSite.com, Meowhoo.com and CatsGoShopping.com; Former cat behavior counselor with the Cat Welfare Society of Israel.
Ewing, Susan M.
Weekly column for Jamestown Post Journal. Author of several dog breed books, author of “Cats! Train Your Owners!” which won a Muse™ Medallion; past President of CWA.
Filson, Lea Sinclair
Short story columns, radio, TV, and convention speaking.
Cats and humor.
Pet first aid and CPR, senior pets, pet disaster preparedness.
Children’s book author.
Foehring, Tamara Kreuz
TNR/feral cats, rescuing and fostering stray cats, owning multiple cats, and feline nutrition. Author of “The Stray Cat Handbook.”
Series of books and e-books for kids ages 8-12, Tales of Topaz the Conjure Cat.
Writer; animal rescue.
Editor, exotic cats.
Freelance writer, author of 34 books, editorial consultant, caring for our three beautiful cats.
Blog: http://www.frederickfuller.com (The Creative Cat)
Cats, writing, cooking, reading, studying, research, woodworking and singing.
Feline behaviorist, worldwide telephone consultations on all aspects of cat behavior and training. CWA Muse™ Medallion winner and CWA founding member.
Garson, Lyn T., CVT
Writer, photographer, Certified Veterinary Technician; animal health and special-needs pets.
Writer, editor. Humor, cat behavior, book reviews, photography.
Germinder, Lea-Ann O’Hare
Award-winning marketing communications agency with expertise in animal health, offering full-service public relations, marketing and Internet-based programs.
Gingrich, Susan E.
Founder of the Bria Fund for FIP research at the Winn Feline Foundation, Co-Administrator Facebook Support FIP Research Cause, Co-moderator Yahoo FIP Cat Support Group.
Blog: Cat Chat: http://opcatchat.blogspot.com
Cats! Living Cats, loving cats, sharing cats, laughing about cats, conversing about cats, devoting much of my life to cats! 25 years experience in newspaper advertising. Graduate of Kent State College.
Glassner, Paul M.
Award-winning writer, photographer, editor. Edited “Our Animals,” SF/SPCA quarterly, 25 years.
Cat blogger specializing in humor; graphic design, book cover design..
Publisher and Editor of “The Pet Press,” a free monthly newspaper, now in its thirteenth year, that currently reaches over 100,000 readers in the greater Los Angeles area.
Gordon, Michael Cowl
Writer, cat humor stories, cat-human bond.
Graham, Barbara Florio
Author of “Five Fast Steps to Better Writing” (20th anniversary edition), “Five Fast Steps to Low-Cost Publicity,” and the award-winning “Mewsings/Musings;” publishing consultant; online courses and mentoring, expertise in copyright, contracts, marketing, publicity, speaking. Winner of the Shojai Mentoring Award (2010). Contributor to 37 anthologies in five countries. Managing editor and contributor to “Prose to Go: Tales from a Private List.”
Griffin, Pauline (P.M.)
Author of science fiction and fantasy novels and short stories featuring cats.
Author of “Uncommon Cats: The Who’s Who of Cats,” and “More Uncommon Cats!” (now available as a Kindle eBook.) Bookstore (www.catsbuzz.co.cc) featuring cat books and information about cats and kittens. Proceeds help feline disease research at CCAH and SPAY USA. Independent book publisher (www.biopub.co.cc) for cat books and books on other subjects. New authors are welcome.
Blog: MisrCats (misrcats.wordpress.com)
Indoor cat behavior, health, nutrition, responsible pet care, human-animal bond, breed profiles, grooming, training, public eduction on cats, multiple cats ownership, cat in Egypt and Middle East.
Book publisher, acquisitions editor.
Hale, Rebecca M.
Rebecca M. Hale is the NY Times bestselling author of HOW TO WASH A CAT (the Cats and Curios Mystery series) as well as a new Mystery in the Islands series that starts with ADRIFT ON ST. JOHN in March, 2012.
Hardie, Linda Kay
Master of arts in writing; author of the children’s picture book “Louie Larkey and the Bad Dream Patrol;” editor of “Not Fit for a Dog! The Truth About Manufactured Dog and Cat Food” by Dr. Michael W. Fox;adjunct professor, consulting writer, editor, journalist, speaker, PR and business writing consultant.
Telepathic animal communication, human-animal relationships, cat rescue, animal advocacy. Boston Animal Advocacy Examiner; Consulting Associate of the Gurney Institute; Editor of the Animal Translations Book Club.
Author, freelance writer, speaker. Specializes in pet humor. Books: “Who Moved my Mouse? A Self-Help Book for Cats (Who Don’t Need Any Help);” “Lessons In Stalking;” “For the Love of Cats,” numerous “Chicken Soup” Anthologies,Cup of Comfort for Cat Lovers.
Cat culture, entertainment.
Hawkins, Lorrie Bell
Author of “Jolicure Cats.”
Author, event producer. Author of “First Person Cat.”
Helgren, J. Anne
Author of six books and hundreds of print and Web articles on cat breeds, showing, feline behavior, genetics, health, nutrition, general cat care and the human-feline bond. Science fiction writer.Seven-time CWA Muse™ medallion recipient; 2007 Pro Plan Pedigreed Cats Award winner.
Henry, Lauri, PA-C, MS
Blog: http://open.salon/blog/singita (about showing her cats)
Burmese cats, medicine.
Hofve, Jean, DVM
Holistic medicine and nutrition.
Owner of CatBusiness, Inc., offering behavior consulting services for felines and their humans. Author of numerous articles pertaining to exotic and domestic cat training and behavior. Founder, CEO, The Nature of Wildworks, wildlife education center, providing educational programs for the public and lifetime care for non-releasable wildlife. Inspiration for recently published children’s book, “Phoenix the Mountain Lion Gets a Job” by Rennie Chamberlain.
Cat fantasy author, fiction author, creative fiction author. Freelance writer and editor.
Pioneer of feral cat control programs. Feline behavior, health, zoonotic diseases, rabies control, wildlife predation, raising orphan kittens. Writer, editor: “Alley Cat Mews,” CWA Muse™ Medallion winner.
Huston, Lorie, DVM
Social Media Savvy Pets – http://social-savvy-pets.com/
Veterinarian and writer. Certified veterinary journalist (CJV). Specializes in cat health, cat care, cat behavior, and veterinary medicine.
Hutto, Weems S.
Professional cat and product photography. Stock photos available. Work appears regularly in “Catnip,” provided photos for “Kittens for Dummies.”
Jablonski, Helen M.
Writer, photographer; feline behavior, natural/holistic care and dental care; regular contributor to “Cat Fancy.”
Jaeger, Janet S.
Retail pet supply shop owner; contributing writer on cat behavior, pet care, animal-human bond, general interest pet topics.
Jenkins, Peter “Treeman”
Writer, instructor, video producer, photographer, speaker, storyteller.
Cat care; cat behavior; freelance rescue stories; cat care and behavior leaflets.
Kazmarski, Bernadette E.
Fine artist, designer and writer; book design, illustration, fine art originals and prints, photography, in-depth articles for beginner cat owners.
Graphic design and web design; CFA “Cat Talk” magazine.
Writer and blogger specializing in cat behavior, cat health, complementary/holistic medicine, spirituality, animal communication, and social media as a promotional/awareness tool.
Kennedy, Bianca Lundien
Editorial photography, veterinary photography, cat show photography, shelter cat photography.
Feline behavior, cattery issues, breeder mentoring. Education and outside-the-box thinking!
Author and blogger. Pet health, human-animal bond, animals as teachers, pet loss and grief.
Poetry and short fiction about cats; newspaper articles and PR information for regional feral cat association.
Kladnik, Marci (Mary)
Cat Advice columnist, biweekly. Feral cats, trapping, fostering and socializing kittens, writing for children and adults, educating the public.
Freelance journalist and non-fiction author with a multitude of areas of expertise, including cat care, personality of cats, and behavior.
Columnist for “Cat Fancy” with two columns: “Born to Love,” and “Wild Cat Race,” a bi-monthly column on the 37 species of wild cats and how to protect them. I specialize in writing about the feline-human bond, small and large wildcats,the health benefits of cats, the history of the cat in the world‘s cultures, and human/animal studies – Anthrozoology. I am also a member of the International Society of Anthrozoology (ISAZ).
Editing & writing about feline behavior and the human-animal bond. Co-author of “My Teachers Wear Fur Coats: Lessons from Reiki with Pets.”Also interested in intellectual and cultural-aesthetic history, Renaissance Italy, Edo-period Japan, and the developmental (cognitive & emotional) changes in women over the age of 50 years.
Krieger, Marilyn, CCBC
Certified Cat Behavior Consultant; co-chair of the cat division & former member of the Board of Directors of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants; resident cat behavior expert for catchannel.com and Cat Fancy magazine. Award winning author. Marilyn solves cat behavior problems through on site and phone consultations using positive methods, education and clicker training. She teaches cat behavior classes and is available for speaking engagements.
Kucik, Nancy A.
Pet therapy, especially cats in pet therapy; multiple pet households.
Cats and cat-themed poetry, short stories, essays, humor, news, journalism, reviews and photography.
Editor and writer, animal welfare issues.
Blogger; cats and cat books.
Cat shows, breeds, judging. Web site designer and administrator for CWA.
Music industry, publicity, media maniac, folklore/culture/science, celebrities.
Marketing, public relations, pet lifestyles.
Author, writer, speaker, nationally syndicated radio host. Animal communication, Reiki energy healing, lost pets, solving pet problems.
Editor and writer with expertise in cat care, behavior and the human-feline bond; interested in the rescue and advocacy of all felines: pedigreed, shelter, feral, stray and wild cat species; editor of “Cat Fancy” magazine,CatChannel.com, “Cats USA” and “Kittens USA.”
Lopo, Ana G.
Public relations specialist, product publicity, special events; writer specializing in feline behavior and health.
Lowd, Mary E.
Cat behavior, alternative treatments, integrating animals (especially cats!) into a home. Anything & everything to do with cats in our lives.
Feline medical topics.
Maltbie, Priscilla (P.I.)
“Picasso and Minou” (CWA Muse™ Medallion winner), children’s literature, biographies, issues related to disabilities.
Editor, “Petroglyphs,” award-winning regional publication; CWA-award-winning author; NMWFTA Journalist of the Year; regional publishing, humane education, humane issues, animal welfare.
Marek, Ramona D., MS Ed
Special education, general health topics; cats in fine art, literature and mythology; and the human-animal bond.
Writes rescue stories for “Cat Fancy” magazine, other cat-related material, novels for children, and business writing. Has done both radio and TV interview shows.
Breeder; exhibitor of top winning Oriental Shorthairs; Editor, www.CatsCenterstage.org.
Cat and kitten health and safety; cat and kitten adoption.
Masson, Leslie A.
Events promotion and public relations, and now Trolley tour company owner operator, children’s book writer
Maxwell, Kimberly H.
Author specializing in Ragdoll cats.
Writing and photography. Cat rescue focusing on senior/geriatric and special needs kitties. Virtual assistant for animal-lovers and those in pet-related industries.
Freelance writer/freelance journalist; general cat articles, fiction (books/stories).
Mystery novels with a Christian orientation, Author of Dying to Read.
McGonagle, John J.
CFA Ambassador. Retired cat judge; books and articles on breeding, genetics, care and exhibiting pedigreed cats; legal issues; Japanese Bobtail cats.
Editor, graphic designer; feline welfare, rescue, Bengal cats.
Melilli, B. Jean
Freelance writer, editor, illustrator. Cartoons, short stories, personal experience, articles and photos.
Shelter & in-home programs for cats; behavior & temperament; training people & cats.
Pet loss support and human/animal interest stories. Editor of CATLINES blog for cat lovers. Lauren has three kitties: Maryah, Meriwether Lewis (Lewie) and Sylvawna.
Public speaking on radio and TV; educating the public about feral cat issues.
Books, blogs, Facebook; ficton, nonfiction. Internationally published author and meditation coach. Recent novel: “The Dalai Lama’s Cat.” Bestsellers: “Buddhism for Busy People” and “Hurry Up and Meditate.”
Retired. Supports fundraising efforts for cat rescue groups.
Research and development, public speaking, domestic cats, exotic cat rescue.
Cat breeds – origins and characteristics. Public affairs and legislative issues related to cats and pet ownership. Multi-cat environments; feline coat color/pattern genetics,handling cats in shelters to enhance adoption.
Miller, Letrisa M.M.S., DVM
Author, “Guide To Owning an Oriental Shorthair Cat.” Community events editor for two local newspapers. Owner of feline lymphoma online support group and Oriental Cat Fanciers group. Co-founder of Oriental Shorthairs of America, a CFA cat club.
Miller, Mary Anne
Writer, editor, Purr Monitor, specializing in socializing stray and feral cats and finding them homes. Feral cat behavior and educating the masses about the importance of spaying and neutering.
Cat behavior, breed profiles, shelter adoptions.
Mohr, Linda A.
Human-pet bond, pet loss, feline kidney disease, cat stories and marketing; award-winning author of “Tatianna–Tales and Teachings of My Feline Friend” including 2008 Merial Human-Animal Bond Award, National Best Books Award and National Indie Excellence Award; CWA Muse Medallion winner; Catnip Connection blogger; Northwood University marketing professor.
Host of “Oh Behave!” on Pet Life Radio.com; Pet Tech certified pet first aid/safety instructor; pet trend and behavior expert; founder of Four Legged Life.com; author of 20 pet books; media consultant; professional speaker on pets, social media, publishing and encore careers; creator of National Dog Party Day. Pet health, cat and dog behavior, people-pet bond, pet safety, pet economics, dog parties, pet industry, pet radio podcasts, human health, nutrition, fitness and travel topics.
Moore, Cecile Smith
Realistic and impressionistic drawings and paintings of cats; owner of Barx Bros., Inc, provider to veterinary clinics of illustrated stationery, note cards and other client-communications materials.
Feral cats and humane cat management; feral cat behavior; animal welfare.
Freelance journalist, author of the “Pawsitively Organic Gourmet Pet Food Mysteries,” coming in 2013.
Domestic cat and dog behavior and training, operant and respondent training techniques (such as clicker), dog and cat interactions, impacts of declawing on cats physically and behaviorally, presenting cat behavior and training topics at conferences, environmental and mental enrichment ideas for cats, educating shelter staff and volunteers about cat needs
Murphy, Sandra J.
Pet sitting, humor, general health, therapy pets; editor of “SPAWNews,” an online monthly newsletter for 2000 SPAWN members, St. Louis.
Murphy, Shirley Rousseau
Fiction: “The Catswold Portal;” the Joe Grey mysteries (“Cat Pay the Devil,” “Cat Telling Tales,” “Cat Bearing Gifts”).
Freelance cat-related writer and editor; historical novelist, author of nine published books.
Poetry, fiction, personal essay, and children’s books.
Freelance writer; cat adoption advocate; cat photography; cat relationships, health issues, care, rescue, and adoption stories. Contributor to The Oakland Press and Natural Awakenings Pet.
Freelance writer; cat breeding, cat care, genetics, Rex breeds and showing.
Writer, influencer, illustrator and pet portrait artist and photographer. Expertise in SEO, social media, web analytics and WordPress development. StumbleUpon: knichols1109, Reddit: mousebreath.
Writer, cat behavior therapist, columnist; cat behavior.
Nolan, Allia Zobel
Blog: http://kittyliterate.blogspot.com/ (KittyLiterate’s Blog: From the Ridiculous to the Sublime, Life With a Side of Whiskers)
Allia Zobel Nolan specializes in cat humor, children’s religious books, and is the author of over 170 titles. New Releases for 2012 include: “I’d Rather Be a Cat: The Official ‘Better than Dogs’ Cat Book;” “Dog Confessions: Shocking Tales from the Doghouse;” “WHATEVER: Livin’ the True, Noble, Totally Excellent Life,” among others. She authored the classic “101 Reasons Why a Cat Is Better than a Man.”
Humor columnist; fiction about cats and dogs (humor, paranormal, mystery, feline chick lit, canine chick lit).
Cat health. Feline nutrition is my passion. Helping cat lovers with issues pertaining to their cats. Former registered breeder of Siamese and Oriental Shorthairs.
O’Donnell, Jeanne Vadala
Breeding, showing and writing about Himalayans & other Persian cats. Author of the inspirational book: “A Child Left Behind.”
I write sonnets about cats. Examples of my sonnets can be found in my book, “Cat-House Sonnets,” 100 poems celebrating cats. On request, I will write grief sonnets to celebrate the lives of dear companions who have left for the Rainbow Bridge.
Olson, Robin A. F.
www.kittenassociates.org (rescue group)
Blog: www.coveredincathair.com www.kittenassociates.com
www.ultramaroon.com (graphic design)
Humor, Cat Wellness, Cat Behavior, Cat Welfare Issues, Cat Transports, Adoption Counselor, Socializing Ferals, TNR, Cat Photography, Social Media Networking, Web & Print Design & Promotional Marketing, Professional Graphic Designer.
writer, cat health and cat behavior.
Behavior, veterinary, breeds.
Editor of MEOW (CWA newsletter); owner of Princess Kitty®, “The Smartest Cat in the World”; cat trainer; writer/editor (newsletters, articles, magazines, books); business communication trainer; video producer;founder of VECCS keynote lecture; CWA Muse™ Medallion winner.
Freelance writer; rescue and adoption; the economic side of pet guardianship.
Feline medicine and behavior, feral cats, animal welfare, Registered Veterinary Technician, Past CWA President.
Writer; pet travel, pet trends, saving money with pets, pet product reviews.
Criminal prosecution, animal cruelty, connection between animal cruelty and human violence.
Cartoonist / designer; specializes in cat cartoons and illustrations. Author/illustrator, “My Cat Loves Me Naked.” Looking to add humor to your project? Contact me!
Writer; general feline topics.
Plotnick, Arnold, DVM
Blog: http://catexpert.blogspot.com/ (Cat Man Do)
Veterinarian, board certified in internal medicine and in feline medicine. Cat writer of the year, 2008. President and CEO of Manhattan Cat Specialists, Inc.
Poling, Rebecca M.
Animal welfare, rescue and sheltering.
Writing, publishing and promoting nonfiction books. Author: “The Self-Publishing Manual” and “The Older Cat.”
Writer, editor, Academic manager. Pet sitting.
Award-winning author, columnist, product reviewer, public speaker. In charge of media and communications for AdoptAShelter.com. Author of “Kittens for Dummies,” “Cat Wrangling Made Easy: Maintaining Peace & Sanity in your Multicat Home,” “Ghost Cats.” Specializing in product evaluations, feline health & behavior, safety, rescue, multicat issues, environmental enrichment, humor. 20+ year cat/kitten foster, orphan kittens, animal paranormal phenomena.
Books, older cats, rescue cats. Voiceover actress, singer/songwriter. Author of Skinny the Cat and the Magic of Kindness.
Showing cats; Managing Editor, Cat Talk magazine.
Writer; cat health and general care.
Reeves, Nancy L.
Writer, editor. Burmese cats.
Richards, Cynthia L.
Founder, Albuquerque Cat Action Team (ACAT). Cat rescue and rehabilitation; humane education; children’s stories; fictional writing.
Author, cat blogger, copywriter, director/producer of film/video.
Editor and Contributing Writer for “Alley Cat Mews,” a publication of Alley Cat Rescue; Cat Rescue, Trap, Neuter, and Release.
Ritz, Stacey L.
Feline and canine rescue, feline and canine rehabilitation (physical, mental, emotionsl, social), feline and canine adoptions and pet adoption success stories. Published Books: “Love Purrs-A Practical Guide to Adopting and Welcoming Home Your New Cat.” Winner of the 2011 Merial Human Animal Bond Award.
Blog: www.catchannel.com/cat-blog/default.aspx – Catastrophes and Other Tails
Innovative pet ideas, celebrity interviews, general lifestyle features to promote general wellbeing and “how to” articles pertaining to cats. Author of “Fabulous Felines: Health and Beauty Secrets for the Pampered Cat” (Winner of the Hartz Mountain Glamour Puss Award), “The Original Cat Bible” and “For the ‘Love’ of Cats” for publication 2011.
Ross, Gael J.
Pet loss, animal rescue, shelters.
Companion animal products industry expert.
Writer specializing in cats and their thoughts.
Feral cats, cat rescue, panleuk, animal abuse cases, cat psychology, writer and professional prhotographer
Sansom, Marilyn S.
Feline-human bonding, estate & trust.
Scarborough, Elizabeth Ann
Fiction writer specializing in mysteries, science fiction and fantasy.
Blog: www.bideawee.org “Bideawee Tails from a Volunteer”
Web columnist, book reviewer. Cats in shelters, cats and dogs in pet therapy, human-animal bond.
Schultz, Jacque Lynn
Dog and cat behavior, animal welfare issues, companion animal programs in shelters, bite prevention. (Also lectures on these topics across the country.)
Professional artist, freelance writer, pet sitter of the year 2003, Pet Sitters International.
Shafer, Mary A.
Pets, weather, marketing, history, book publishing.
Shaw, Fran Pennock
CWA and DWAA award-winning writer. Former award-winning newspaper reporter, special sections editor, PR/publications coordinator. Text author: “Gotta Love Cats!” (Barron’s 2010).Contributing writer: “Symptom Solver For Dogs and Cats” and “Cats Do It Better Than People.”
Shojai, Amy D., CABC
http://www.redroom.com/blog/amy-d-shojaiLecturer; spokesperson, author of 23 books, animal behavior consultant. Former contributing writer to cats.About.com; current Guide to Puppies.About.com.
Animal rescue; pet blogging including personal experienceas, book reviews and giveaways.
Writer on cats and their humans, the naming of cats, cats in history, art and science.
Author of the Theda Krakow mystery series (CWA President’s Award winner “Mew is for Murder;” “Cattery Row;” “Cries & Whiskers;” and “Probable Claws”); the Dulcie Schwartz mysteries (“Shades of Grey,” “Grey Matters,” “Grey Zone,” “Grey Expectations”), feline nonfiction (“The Feline Mystique”), and the Pru Marlowe pet noir mysteries (“Dogs Don’t Lie,” “Cats Can’t Shoot”). Also, reviews/articles for The Boston Globe, Boston Phoenix, San Francisco Chronicle and more.
Exotic felines, animal welfare. Editor with expertise in non-fiction.
Simpson, Gregory M.
I write about all aspects of animal welfare and animal rights. Newspaper column, “Sheltering an Animal’s Perspective.”
Humor, trivia, children’s writing, cat care and breeding, Birman cats, author of the Purrlock Holmes series of middle grade mystery novels.
Feline behavior, cat-human bond, humor.
Smith, Diane M., CVT
Certified Veterinary Technician. Feline nutrition and health; developments in feline medicine. Pet portraits in pastel and acrylic.
Smock, Shara Pendragon
Book author, technical writer. Big Cats. Author, “Hooking the Reader: Opening Lines That Sell,” with original material from 100-plus best-selling authors, and “Living with Big Cats.” Also, more than 20 computer manuals, plus newspaper and magazine articles on health, animals and writing.
Author of children’s picture book, “Goldy’s Baby Socks,” published in English and Spanish, about a family and their cat. She also wrote “I Love You, Be Careful,” a gift picture book for children and adults.
Children’s book author, neonatal nurse, clinical pediatric nursing instructor. Author of “Loo Loo and the Fabulous Marvelous Rexxaroo.”
Animal artist: painting, drawing and printmaking; Writer: travel, food, wine, art and animals.
www.zazzle.com/theyhadmeatmeow (greeting cards, mugs, T-shirts, calendars, etc.,featuring photos of the Buster Hollow kitties)
Former psychotherapist, now humor writer. Winner of 2009 Muse Medallion for my book: “They Had Me at Meow: Tails of Love from the Homeless Cats of Buster Hollow.” Winner of 2010 Muse Medallion for humorous greeting cards. Please visit websites listed above for more information and to order.
Writer. Traveling with cats, feline health, felines with disabilities, and felines in pop culture and literature.
The spiritual, psychic and telepathic connection between cats and humans, and the healing capacity inherent in that relationship.
Stein, Barbara J.
Pet nonfiction articles, poetry and book: “The Cat in the Music Box: A message from pet heaven” (as B. Cat Stone). Training developer, free/low-cost pet care courses at www.petloveru.com. Founded Animal Rescue & Care Home (ARCH), 1994. Technical writer and editor, training developer, animal rescue, groomer
Fiction, adult and children’s; author of the Sam The Cat mystery series, nominated for the Edgar and Agatha Awards, CWA Muse™ Medallion winner. Nonfiction: Pseudonymous author of Survival Writing, a guide to business writing aimed at freelancers, including such subjects as the prose (and cons) of contracts, the trouble with presentations, the armor against thievery, the secrets of getting paid.
Emmy-winning TV producer, screenwriter, cat advice columnist.
Former editor of MEOW (CWA newsletter); author of award-winning book of poems and photos, “Calico Tales and Others;” specializes in photography and poetry; multiple CWA Special Award winner; Shojai Mentor Award winner; multiple CWA Muse™ Medallion winner; DWAA Maxwell Award winner.
Cat crafts, pet sitting and disaster preparedness for cats. Founding Council member of the CWA.
Author of Tori Trotter mystery series for ages 8-12 and cat lovers of all ages; cat portrait artist.
Stuckart, Diane A. S.
Writer; “Black Cat Bookshop” mystery series.
Cat care, nutrition, health and behavior, advocacy, and feline-human bond.
Thompson, Lynn Maria
Elder cat care, cat behavior and communication, editing, marketing.
Co-author of “Cat Hymns” book and CD.
Co-author of “Cat Hymns” book and CD.
Thornton, Kim Campbell
Cat and dog behavior, care, health, training, breeds. Author of more than 20 books and numerous articles. Multiple CWA award winner. Past CWA president. Other interests: scuba diving/travel.
Toney, Sandra L.
Experienced, award-winning author/photographer with eight books written on cat care and behavior. Articles and photos have appeared in hundreds of national publications. Writes on any cat care, behavior, health, animal shelter and other topics. Photographs a wide variety of cats – with access to hundreds of cats from local shelter.
Feline nutrition, art, editing. paint and graphic arts; design brochures for “Tigers for Tomorrow;” editor of the ISFA (International Scottish Fold Association) newsletter, produce calendar for SFR, Inc.produce calendar for SFR, Inc.
Tucker, Ellen E.
Humorous fiction; author of “Cats in the Belfrey.”
Turzillo, Mary A.
Science fiction and fantasy writer, poet.
Feral cats and TNR; hosts “Up Close with Cathy Unruh” on WEDU-TV. Author of “Lucy Miracle” (Collage Books, Oct., 2012).
Velenovsky, Janet, CDBC-TAC, KPA CTP
Specializes in cat and dog behavior problem-solving, clicker training, and kitten and puppy socialization. Dog sports and competitive activities such as Rally, Nosework and agility. Extensive experience as pet toy developer & tester, co-inventor of the Come With Me Kitty harness by Premier. Expert witness testimony. Served on the BOD, Assoc. for Pet Loss and Bereavement. Certified Therapy Animal Consultant. Regional Director, Eastern US region of Hope Animal-Assisted Crisis Response (hopeaacr.org).
CFA Ambassador. Retired cat judge. Books and articles on genetics, breeding, care, and exhibiting of pedigreed cats; Japanese Bobtail cats.
Veltre, Valerie L.
Illustrated children’s books.
Creator of “Wonderful World of Cats” poster. Founder of WCFGINC
Award-winning book author (“The Cats’ House,” “Cats into Everything”); photographer / catwalk designer.
Pet therapy and rehabilitation, rescue and copy editing.
Wardlaw, Ms. Lee
Award-winning author of more than two dozen award-winning books for children, tweens and teens, including “The Tales of Granpa Cat” and “Won Ton: A Cat Tale Told in Haiku.”
Warstler, Mary Lu
Writer, cozy mystery novels with a Christian base.
Webb, Margie Yee
Writer. Author of “A Lesson My Cat Taught Me.”
Welch, Julie Stanton
Writer. Bengal cats, FIP, FIP research fundraising.
Breeding, health issues, humor and cartoons, crafts, feline diabetes, feline heart disease, Scottish Fold cats.
Wexler-Mitchell, Elaine, DVM
Feline medicine, surgery, and behavior.
Weekly newspaper pet column including photos of shelter pets for adoption.
Wilde, Layla Morgan
Intuitive life coach for people and cats; fiction and nonfiction with a spiritual twist; Siamese cats; feral cats.
Cat humor. Author of “The Cat’s Baby Book – Meow-mories.”
Cat-related humor, writing and speaking, rescue and transport for Siamese Rescue.
Freelance writer-editor, speaker, Business-writing instructor for the University of Richmond (Virginia), author who applies feline logic to workplace issues. Author of “How to Work Like a CAT.”
Wright, John C., PhD, CAAB
Behavior of cats and dogs, solutions to behavioral problems of cats and dogs kept as companion animals.
Yarnall, Celeste, PhD
Blog: Celestial Musing blog for Care2: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/author/celestey
Nutrition, Natural pet care, Reiki Master, EFT Practitioner, Non-Verbal Communication, Life-Coach, Public Speaking; Author of “Cat Care, Naturally,” “Natural Cat Care,” “Natural Dog Care,” and “The Complete Guide to Holistic Cat Care,” co-authored by Jean Hofve, DVM, member MOXXOR Holistic Advisory Board.
Youngreen, P. Emily
Pet and animal illustration; pet portraiture. Sumi cat, dog & horse illustrations appear on apparel at www.flyingpanda.com.
Cat shelter behavior; cat health; non-profits and Siamese cat health.