“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 & Talk2theAnimals radio 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).
Author and freelance writer — cat humor
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.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/deb.barnes.14 (personal)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/zeezoey (business page)
LinkedIn: Deborah Barnes
Spay/neuter. Writing, feline-human bond, cat behavior, humor, inspirational, kitten care, custom illustrations, cat photography.
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).
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.
Author of “The Animal Rescue Crusaders.” Ecology, management and public health benefits of feral cat colonies.
Writer who breeds and shows cats. Writing 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.
LinkedIn: Susan Bulanda
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, researcher and veterinary surgeon with 20 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.
Homor writer. Author of “How to make your Cat an Internet Celebrity: A Guide to Financial Freedom.”
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)
LinkedIn: Wendy Christensen, Cultural Ailurologist
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.
Cat care therapist, indoor cat expertise, non-fiction and fiction writing, pet care. Also: horses: riding & training. Fiction (fantasy, paranormal, romance).
CLIFFORD, MARY ANN
Writer; cat behavior, working with cats who have medical problems, therapy cats, cat welfare issues. Cat rescuer. 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.
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.”
General cat care and behavior.
LinkedIn: Debbie De Louise
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
LinkedIn: Rhonda Donald
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 and Wishlist Publishing 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 first cat, Bastet Grace; my new cat, Grace Epiphany, as well as cats in general, in numerous published devotionals for both children and adults. (www.cph.org)
DUNBAR, MARY MOUNT
Cat humor, rescues, feline photography, pet style and animal welfare.
DUNN, DOUGLAS W.
Writer and blogger. Humor and cats.
DUPONT, LONNIE HULL
As an acquisitions editor, I acquire books of both fiction and non-fiction for the inspirational market. As a writer, I compile anthologies of cat stories (and other animals) under the pseudonym of Callie Smith Grant. I am also a poet under my own name.
Guide, Hearing and Service dogs working with people with disabilities; blind cats; living in a canine/feline household.
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
Blog: http://www.examiner.com/pet-health-in-utica/debra-eldredge (column)
Veterinary care, human-animal bond, training.
EWING, SUSAN M.
LinkedIn: Susan Ewing
Bi-weekly column for Jamestown Post Journal. Author of several dog breed books, winner of two Muse Medallions, and the President’s Award for “Cats! Train Your Owner.” Past President of CWA, and past treasurer.
Fiction writer; novels and short stories.
Photographer; work appears in “How to make your Cat an Internet Celebrity: A Guide to Financial Freedom.”
FILSON, LEA SINCLAIR
Writing, Audiobook Talent, 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.”
Writer; animal rescue.
Editor, exotic cats.
Freelance writer, author of 34 books, editorial consultant, caring for our three beautiful cats.
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, publisher. Humor, cat behavior, blogging, book reviews, photography.
Writer, artist, cat rescuer.
GERMINDER, LEA-ANN O’HARE
LinkedIn: Lea-Ann O’Hare Germinder
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: http://opcatchat.blogspot.com (Cat Chat with Caren and Cody)
Blog: http://dakotasden.net (Dakota’s Den)
Cats! Living Cats, loving cats, sharing cats, laughing about cats, conversing/writing about cats, devoting much of my life to cats! OH AND DOGS TOO!!! 25 years experience in newspaper advertising, 21 of those were at the Plain Dealer in Cleveland, Ohio. Graduate of Kent State University. MAJOR: Rhetoric and Communication MINOR:Philosophy
Writes about wine, especialy California wine tourism.
GLASSNER, PAUL M.
Award-winning writer, photographer, editor. Edited “Our Animals,” SF/SPCA quarterly, 25 years.
Graphic Design, Branding, Logos/Headers, Ebooks/Books, Biz Cards, Photography, Blogging, Product Reviews, Humor.
Publisher and Editor of “The Pet Press,” a free monthly newspaper, now in its fifteenth year, that currently reaches close to 100,000 readers in the greater Los Angeles area.
GORDON, MICHAEL COWL
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AuthorJohnGrafton?ref=hl (“John Grafton’s Cat Tales”)
Writer, cat humor stories, cat-human bond.
GRAHAM, BARBARA FLORIO
Facebook: facebook.com/groups/246728389800/ (Fans of Simon Teakettle’s MEWSical Society)
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.”
Writer, blogger; special needs pets, humor; cat-related screenplays.
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.
Cat breeds; cat care topics. Writer for Cat Fancy and other I5 publications since 1990.
Blog: misrcats.wordpress.com (MisrCats )
LinkedIn: Heike Hagenguth
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.
HALE, REBECCA M.
Rebecca M. Hale is the NY Times bestselling author of HOW TO WASH A CAT (the Cats and Curios Mystery series), the Mystery in the Islands series (set on St. John, St. Croix and St. Thomas), and Quirky Tales from the Caribbean (a series of novellas).
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.
Poetry. Author and illustrator of “Catawall.”
HAWKINS, LORRIE BELL
Author of “Jolicure Cats.”
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, MS
Blog: http://open.salon/blog/singita (about showing her cats)
Burmese cats, medicine.
Social media management and professional blogging.
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.
Linked in: http://www.linkedin.com/in/catherineholm
Author (fiction, cat fantasy fiction, and memoir), blogger at Catster.com, freelance writer and editor, and yoga instructor.
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
Blog: Pet Health Care Gazette: www.pet-health-care-gazette.com
Blog: Social Media Savvy Pets: http://social-savvy-pets.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Voice-of-Pet-Care/276002869122 (Voice of Pet Care)
Veterinarian and writer. 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.
KEENEY, BELEA T.
Big cats, tigers, lions, leopards and other exotics; also, general horsemanship; English equitation and dressage.
Graphic design and web design; Editor, CFA’s “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.
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
LinkedIn: Marilyn Krieger
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.
Cat behavior, grief, spirituality, self-improvement, cat care, big and wild cats.
KUCIK, NANCY A.
Pet therapy, especially cats in pet therapy; multiple pet households.
Blogger specializing in cats, fostering and transports. Cat rescuer.
Cats and cat-themed poetry, short stories, essays, humor, news, journalism, reviews and photography.
Books feed my mind. Cats feed my soul. I blog about my passions in life, cats and books, the 2 things I am always surrounded by…my bliss.
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. New Mexico Press Women award-winning author.
MAREK, RAMONA D., MS Ed. CAO (Feline)
Freelance writer and Cultural Affairs Officer(Feline)interested in the significance, role and symbolism of felines in world cultures. Topics include fine arts, literature, mythology, music and film/TV. Other areas of interest are feline health, nutrition and behavior.
Breeder; exhibitor of top winning Oriental Shorthairs; Editor, www.CatsCenterstage.org.
Cat and kitten health and safety; cat and kitten adoption.
MASSON, LESLIE A.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Peekskill-Trolley-Company/169096116474520 (Peekskill Trolley)
Facebook: Leslie Masson
LinkedIn: Leslie Masson
Events promotion and public relations, and now Trolley tour company owner operator, children’s book writer
MAXWELL, KIMBERLY H.
Author specializing in Ragdoll cats.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kimberly.mccloskey (personal profile page)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Hope4Holly (page for ex-foster paraplegic cat I care for)
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).
Writer of cat poetry, humor. Cat’s name is Klaus.
Cat behavior, lifestyles, well being and cat products.
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.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DalaiLamasCat?ref=hl (Dalai Lama’s Cat page)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/David-Michie/308276665884246?ref=hl (author page)
Internationally published author and meditation coach. Recent novel: “The Dalai Lama’s Cat and The Art of Purring.” Previously, “The Dalai Lama’s Cat.” Non fiction bestsellers: “Buddhism for Busy People” and “Hurry Up and Meditate.” Bestsellers: “Buddhism for Busy People” and “Hurry Up and Meditate.”
Co-author with Betty Wilson of “Kitty Cat Positions Home & Afield,” published by The Institute For Kitty Cat Research. Supports fundraising efforts for several cat rescue groups and volunteers for the Rescue House.
Research and development, public speaking, domestic cats, exotic cat rescue.
Public affairs and legislative issues related to cats and pet ownership. Cat breeds – origins and characteristics. The basic nature of all cats, history of pedigreed breeds, multi-cat environments; feline coat color/pattern genetics, handling cats in shelters to enhance adoption, pet ownership trends, breeding programs for pedigreed cats.
MILLER, LETRISA M.M.S., DVM
Author, “Guide To Owning an Oriental Shorthair Cat.” Community events editor for 10 local newspapers.Owner of feline lymphoma online support group and Oriental Cat Fanciers group. Co-founder and current president of Oriental Shorthairs of America, secretary of Westchester Cat Club, both affiliated with Cat Fanciers Association. CWA Treasurer.
MILLER, MARY ANNE
Cat Behavior, Cat & Kitten Rescue and Placement – Founder/President of CATS Inc.
Cat behavior, breed profiles, shelter adoptions.
MOHR, LINDA A.
Human-pet bond, pet loss, feline kidney disease, cat stories; 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 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.
MOSS, ANNE (ANAT EL-HASHAHAR)
Web publisher and owner/operator of TheCatSite.com; Former cat behavior counselor with the Cat Welfare Society of Israel.
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.
inkedIn: Lesléa Newman
Poetry, fiction, personal essay, and children’s books.
Freelance writer; cat breeding and showing, cat care, genetics, cat breeds.
LinkedIn: Karen Nichols (SF Bay area)
Writer, influencer, illustrator and pet portrait artist and photographer. Expertise in SEO, social media, web analytics and WordPress development. StumbleUpon: knichols1109, Reddit: mousebreath.
Cat blogger: “Nerissa’s Life.”
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” and a series of humorous cat books.
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.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.
LinkedIn: Stephanie Piro
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. Human/animal bond and Persian cats. Photographer.
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.
Audio Book Narrator / Voiceover Actress, singer/songwriter. Books, older cats, rescue cats. Author of “Skinny the Cat and the Magic of Kindness.”
RAY, MICHAEL, DVM
Feline dentistry, soft-tissue surgery, internal medicine. Blogs about cat health.
Showing cats; Managing Editor, Cat Talk magazine.
Writer; cat health and general care.
REEVES, NANCY L.
Writer, editor. Burmese cats.
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TonksTail (Tonks Tail)
Linked In: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/lisa- Richman/11/552/790/
Author, cat blogger, copywriter, director/producer of film/video. Pilot.
Editor and Contributing Writer for “Alley Cat Mews,” a publication of Alley Cat Rescue; Cat Rescue, Trap, Neuter, and Release.
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.
RUSCH, KRISTINE KATHRYN
Writer: fiction (mystery, sf, romance) and business writing.
Living with cats, cat health, cat opinions and personalities.
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
Animal welfare issues, equine welfare issues, equine rescue and sanctuary programs.
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
Blog: www.amyshojai.com (Bling, Bitches & Blood)
Lecturer; 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 experiences, 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.
cat behavior, history, human/cat companion bond
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.
Animal artist: painting, drawing and printmaking; Writer: travel, food, wine, art and animals.
LinkedIn: Rosie Sorenson
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.
Technical writer/editor, training developer, animal rescuer, groomer, communicator. Pet nonfiction and fiction: online articles, stories, poetry, ebooks, training. Special interests: education for pet guardians, grooming, pet loss, animal communication, pet rescue. Founded Animal Rescue & Care Home (ARCH), a nonprofit, no-kill shelter, in 1994. Writes as B. Cat Stone.
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.
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.
Facebook: About.com Cats
Cat care, nutrition, health and behavior, advocacy, and feline-human bond.
Co-author of “Cat Hymns” book and CD.
Co-author of “Cat Hymns” book and CD.
THORNTON, KIM CAMPBELL
LinkedIn: Kim Thornton
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.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=558567670 (Judi Braunhardt Traynor)
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, ACCBC
Facebook.com/HopeAACR (www.hopeaacr.org — Hope Animal-Assisted Crisis Response)
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
Blog: http://www.femmesfatales.typepad.com (The Femmes Fatales)
Mystery writer with two series for the Penguin Group: The “Dead-End Job series” and the “Josie Marcus, mystery shopper” series. Both series have cats. Talk-show host.
Award-winning book author (“The Cats’ House,” “Cats into Everything”); photographer / catwalk designer.
www.catster.com/author/vickywalker (author page)
Facebook email: email@example.com
Pet therapy and rehabilitation, rescue, copy editing, blogging.
WARDLAW, MS. LEE
Award-winning author of 30 books for children, tweens and teens, including ‘The Tales of Grandpa Cat’ and ‘Won Ton – A Cat Tale Told in Haiku’ (winner of the Muse Medallion for Children, 2011). Lee is also the recipient of the 2005 Shojai Mentor Award.
WARSTLER, MARY LU
Writer, cozy mystery novels with a Christian base.
Homemade cat food recipes; ebook author.
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
Blog: (Boomer Muse) www.laylamorganwilde.com
Twitter: @CatWisdom 101 and @boomermuse
Google+ layla Morgan Wilde CatWisdom101
Holistic cat behaviorist, advocate, pet product reviewer, blogger and photographer.
Google+: Life with Dogs and Cats
Author, blogger, photographer. Humor, poetry and creative nonfiction about life with dogs and cats.
Cat humor. Author of “The Cat’s Baby Book – Meow-mories.”
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: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/author/celestey (Celestial Musing blog for Care2)
Facebook: Celeste Yarnall
Facebook: Holistic Cat Care
Facebook: Moxxor=The Art of Wellness
LinkedIn: Celeste Yarnall
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.