Updated June 19, 2015
“Pets, Pets, Pets” column in Babylon Beacon, Amityville Record, Massapequa Post newspapers on Long Island. Has written weekly newspaper column since 1983 emphasizing shelter rescue and proper pet care. Long time municipal shelter volunteer. Also volunteer and board member at Last Hope Animal Rescue in Wantagh, NY. Works in Westminster Kennel Club press room.
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.
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 – DVDs and books. Author and Speaker. Presents workshops in Japan and America. Animal shelter experience – How to increase adoptions, reduce returns, enhance human/feline bonding. Specialty: Techniques that soothe scared/defensive cats.
BANGS, BJ, APR, MBA
Blog: www.bjbangs.net (Paws for Reflection – Everything cat, their humans, and life beyond)
Journalist/blogger, freelance writer, photographer. Contributing Writer: CatTalk, Cat Fancy, Catster, Maine Sunday Telegram. Cat rescue, cat abuse, cat welfare, all cat related issues. Vice President, CWA. Awards: CWA Muse Medalion: 2010, Newspaper Article Series, Problems caused by cat overpopulation; CWA Certificate of Excellence, 2013 Color Photograph,, Baby Lenny; Maine Press Association, 2011, First Place, Best Education Article.
Writer, filmmaker, narrative nonfiction, biography, memoir, human-animal (especially cats) relations, writing workshops, presentations. Winner, MUSE™ Medallion, 2013.
Book website: http://www.zeezoey.com
Book trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcwFvrsXWSU
Amazon Reviews: http://amzn.to/1naY6eC
Zazzle boutique: http://www.zazzle.com/zeezoeyboutique
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. Author of “The Chronicles of Zee & Zoey – A Journey of the Extraordinarily Ordinary;” 2013 “Friskies Cat Writer of the Year” Award; Author Contributor – Cat Fancy Magazine; Secretary, Pawsitively Humane, Inc. (www.pawsitivelyhumane.org).
Author: “Kvetch: One Bitch of a Life–A Memoir of Music & Survival,” set in Africa and California (Amazon); “Mewsings; My Life as a Jewish Cat” (Kindle, Nook, ibook). Also in audio, narrated by Greta Beigel, music by Michael Hoppe (iTunes, amazon, cdbaby).
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).
Cat blogger; education about living with cats; cat-related products.
BIBISI, CAROLE STEVENS
Singing, creating Mandalas and Cat Art. Creator of the Lucky Black Cat Collection of POP Art with Cattitude, to raise awareness & popularity for Black Cat Adoptions.
BLUE, JANET BUICKEROOD
Cat humor and poetry; product, book and art reviews; general cat-related information; originator and host of the Sunday Selfies Blog Hop; Brand Ambassador for PetBox.
BOORAS, CHRISTINE MARIE
Feral cat adventures; educating the public about TNR. Author of “Me, My Ferals & I: How a colony of cats freed me to discover the feral within.”
Integrative medicine, animal behavior, flower essences for animals.
Writer, Journalist. Cat facts.
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 facilitate collaboration among veterinarians, animal shelters and other people and organizations that use data to improve the health and welfare of companion cats across the US. Visit us at www.catalystcouncil.org/connection
BULANDA, SUSAN A.
LinkedIn: Susan Bulanda
Certified Animal Behavior Consultant (IAABC); author, SAR dog expert, Adjunct professor, lecturer.
BULS, 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.
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.
CAMP, DEBORAH L.
Adjunct professor, writer, designer, lecturer (class is “Animals and Society,” Rhodes College), pet columnist since 2008 for “Best Times” (circulation 25,000, published monthly). Former pet columnist, “The Lamplighter.”
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.
Cat play, social media. Co-founder and CEO, MeowBox.
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).
Writer, award-winning photographer. Rescue and feral cats
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.
Freelance writer and editor. Humor, creative non-fiction, cat health & wellbeing, cat history and mythology.
Facebook fan page: www.facebook.com/SteveDalePetWorld
YouTube (professional): https://www.youtube.com/user/jdbdrp
YouTube (personal): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwITiF3G1fehi9wnA_irkpQ
Certified animal behavior consultant, TV regular on syndicated “HouseSmarts” and elsewhere; book author, “Good Cat!” and others; nationally syndicated newspaper columnist Tribune Content Agency; syndicated radio show host Black Dog Radio Productions and also host WGN Radio, Chicago. Board member: Winn Feline Foundation and Tree House Humane Society.
Author and illustrator specializing in award-winning gift books for those grieving a lost animal companion.
LinkedIn: Debbie De Louise
Author of “Cloudy Rainbow,” a paranormal romance featuring a cat, a virtual world, and a clairvoyant.
Artist, illustrator, cartoonist. Illustration, graphic design, art direction. Creator of The Pride, The Award-Winning Reality Cat Cartoon Starring Crazy Johnny.
Author of the award-winning Windrusher series. Writes the Quint Mitchell Mystery series as Parker Francis. Short story writer, speaker, writing instructor, cat lover.
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; Publisher of Cozy Noir Press and Wishlist Publishing.
DOUTE, SUZANNE M.
Cat blogger, “The Island Cats.”
Author. Interested in animal shelters and welfare groups, editing, grammar and punctuation.
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)
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. Lives with six indoor-only cats, one of whom is blind.
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.
Pet First-Aid & CPCR, Senior Pet Care, Dog & Cat Safety, Pet Disaster Preparedness, Inspiring children/young adults in animal care/issues.
FOEHRING, TAMARA KREUZ
TNR/feral cats, rescuing and fostering stray cats, owning multiple cats, and feline nutrition. Author of “The Stray Cat Handbook.”
Writer; cat behavior and psychology, cat care and general cat-related issues.
Freelance writer, author of 48 books, including the Klepto Cat Mystery series; editor; publishing consultant.
http://reclusiveraconteur.com (includes blogs)
Writer, bread maker, animal advocate, avid reader. Published two novels: “For the Heart’s Treasure “ (a love story) and “Children of Bast,” a memoir of a cat named Gaylord who narrates his story to a professor who teaches and speaks Egyptian-Arabic, the language spoken by cats everywhere. (Yes, cats do talk.) Both novels are available as paperback and e-book (Kindle) at amazon.com.
Editor and contributing writer for “Alley Cat Mews;” freelance writer and editor; cat rescue, feral cats, TNR.
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.
GERMINDER, LEA-ANN O’HARE
LinkedIn: Lea-Ann O’Hare Germinder
Veteran public relations expert interested in advancing the love and care of the pet as part of the family through authentic and credible branded and non-branded content and storytelling through others and my own experiences. Executive Editor & Publisher of goodnewsforpets.com, President & Founder of Germinder & Associates, Inc., digital and traditioanal PR NYC-based agency specializing in pet/vet sectors.
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://catchatwithcarenandcody.com (Cat Chat with Caren and Cody)
Blog: http://dakotasden.net (Dakota’s Den)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cat-Chat-With-Caren-Cody/208923585790514?ref=ts&fref=ts (Cat Chat with Caren and Cody)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dakotas-Den-Daily-Doings-of-a-Dog-Named-Dakota-Let-the-Barking-Begin/212764172068608?fref=t Dakota’s Den)
PROFESSIONAL BOOK/PRODUCT REVIEWER, ADEPT AT PR/BRAND PROMOTION, SOCIAL MEDIA, BLOGGING. I LOVE Cats! Living With Cats, loving cats, sharing cats, thinking like a cat, 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.
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.
GOODWIN, LESLIE A.
FIP and nonfiction; author of “CAT SKILLS: Loving Care for Cats.” Serious writer, professional editor, journalist with many publication credits, best-selling Kindle book author. Moderator, Yahoo FIP Support site.
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.” Life member, Ottawa Independent Writers.
Writer, blogger; special needs pets, humor; cat-related screenplays.
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.
Facebook: Stacy N. Hackett
Cat breeds; cat care and other pet-themed topics. Writer for Catster 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.
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.
Poet. illustrator and author (“Catawall, Fluent in Feline.” (ISBN 9781849860222)). An advocate for all animals, but particularly 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.
Social media management and professional blogging.
HOFVE, JEAN, DVM
Holistic veterinary medicine, feline health and behavior, and pet 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.
HUTTO, WEEMS S.
Webmaster, computer programmer and professional cat and product photographer. Stock photos available. Work has appeared regularly in “Catnip,” “Whole Cat Journal,” and AdoptAShelter.com. Provided photos for numerous books including, “Kittens for Dummies.”
JONES, ALISON M.
Writing, TNR/feral cats, Russian Blues, Turkish Angoras.
Cat care; cat behavior; freelance rescue stories; cat care and behavior leaflets.
Writer and blogger specializing in cat behavior, cat health, complementary/holistic medicine, spirituality, animal communication, and social media as a promotional/awareness tool.
Author, blogger, influencer, cat expert. Areas of expertise include cat health, nutrition, behavior, lifestyle and pet loss.
Poetry and short fiction about cats; newspaper articles and PR information for regional feral cat association.
KLADNIK, MARCI (MARY)
Cat Advice columnist. Feral cats, trapping, fostering and socializing kittens, writing for children and adults, educating the public, photography.
LinkedIn: Helga Kleisny
Xing: Helga Kleisny
Freelance journalist and non-fiction author with a multitude of areas of expertise, including cat care, personality of cats, cat behavior. Aviation and space (also cat-related).
Writer. Author of “Guardian Cats & the Lost Books of Alexandria,” alternative historical fantasy about mystical books and cats rescued from the Library of Alexandria.
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
Catster: http://www.catster.com/author/marilyn-krieger (resident cat behavior expert)
Certified Cat Behavior Consultant; former member of the Board of Directors of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants and Cat Chair; award winning author; resident cat behavior expert for Catster (http://www.catster.com/author/marilyn-krieger). Her book Naughty No More! solves cat behavior problems through clicker training and other force free methods. Krieger resolves cat behavior problems through on site, Skype and phone consultations using positive methods, education and clicker training. Marilyn 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.
Cat blogger related to foster, rescue, and volunteering. Involved in transport, education and TNR.
Google+: Kiril Kundurazieff
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.
Outreach stories: trap/neuter/return, rescue, community cat projects; outreach writer for Best Friends Animal Society; “Inspiring People” columnist for Best Friends magazine.
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; former 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.
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 the human-animal bond, feline health and welfare, 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 and book cover design.
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)
Interests are writing, photography and cat rescue focusing on special needs kitties. Certified Online Business Manager for animal-lovers and those in pet-related industries.
MCGONAGLE, JOHN J.
CFA Ambassador. Retired cat judge; books and articles on breeding, genetics, care and exhibiting pedigreed cats; legal issues; Japanese Bobtail 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.
Blog: http://www.catlines.com/wordpress/ (Cats Are Terifically Superb)
Pet loss support and human/animal interest stories. Editor of CATLINES blog (Cats Are Terifically Superb); Author of two books: “There’s more than one way to love a cat” and “There’s more than one way to be OK: A blind woman’s PURRspective on life.” Lauren has three kitties: Maryah (Mariah with a Y), Tobias (Toby) and Lelaynya (Laynie).
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 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.
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.
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.
MOSS, ANNE (ANAT EL-HASHAHAR)
Web publisher and owner/operator of TheCatSite.com; Former cat behavior counselor with the Cat Welfare Society of Israel.
Author of the Agatha-nominated “Pawsitively Organic Mysteries” from Kensington Books; author of the “Cat About Town Mysteries” (writing as Cate Conte) coming in 2016 from St. Martin’s Press.
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”), “The Cat, the Devil and Lee Fontana” (now in hardcover and paperback), “The Cat, the Devil, the Last Escape” (hardcover, Feb., 2015).
LinkedIn: 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.
Blog: http://the-peeps-cheeps.blogspot.ca (The Peeps Cheeps)
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NerissasLife (Nerissa’s Life)
Cat blogger: “Nerissa’s Life;” cozy mystery writer.
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)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Allia-Zobel-Nolans-Books-n-Things/221744651226428 (Allia Zobel Nolan’s Books ‘n’ Things)
Allia Zobel Nolan specializes in cat humor, children’s religious books, and is the author of over 200 traditionally-published titles. New Releases include: “Women who Still Love Cats Too Much,” with illustrations by noted “Sylvia” cartoonist Nicole Hollander; “When God Turned On the Light,” a children’s book about how light touches every part of our lives; “The Angel Bible Storybook,” a 240-page children’s Bible focusing on angels; “Whatever: Livin’ the True, Noble, Totally Excellent Life,” and “The Beauty of Believing,” two tween devotionals. She is the author of nine cat books, including 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).
Feline nutrition, health and behavior. Senior cats. Helping cat owners with issues concerning their cats. Former Registered CFA breeder: 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)
Cat Rescue, Behavior, Wellness & Nutrition. Socializing Feral Kittens. Professional Graphic Designer with 25 yrs+ Web & Print Design. Copywriting. Cat Photography. Social Media Marketing & Blogging.
Writer, cat health and cat behavior.
PAYNE, JONATHON SCOTT
Writer; human/animal bond, pet loss, pets and the military. Engineering, retired Air Force officer.
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.
Writer, photographer. Professional journalist. Savannahs, Aphrodites, Blues (Russian Blue and Korat) and household pets.
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.
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.
Writing, publishing and promoting nonfiction books. Author: “The Self-Publishing Manual” and “The Older Cat.”
Blog: www.dustycatwriter.com (Dusty Rainbolt’s Universe)
Cat behavior consultant and award-winning author, columnist, product reviewer, public speaker. Editor-in-chief at AdoptAShelter.com, a shop-to-donate website that benefits animal charities. Author of 9 cat care books and novels including “Kittens for Dummies.” Specializes in product evaluations, feline health & behavior, safety, rescue, multicat issues, environmental enrichment, humor. 25+ year cat/kitten foster, orphan kittens, animal paranormal phenomena. AdoptAShelter.com is looking for fun and snackable content.
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
Blog: felinedocs.com (http://felinedocs.com/author/dr-michael-ray/)
Feline dentistry, soft-tissue surgery, internal medicine. Blogs about cat health.
Writer; cat health and general care; rescue.
Writer. Children’s books and young readers.
www.justforcatspetsitting.com (parent company)
www.cats90210.com (Los Angeles location)
www.charlottecatsitting/com (Charlotte NC location)
Writer, cat blogger, cats-only pet sitter. Cat behavior, cats-only pet sitting. Owner/operator of a cats-only pet sitting company. Columnist (“A New Cattitude”) for Catster magazine.
Linked In: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/lisa- Richman/11/552/790/
Author, cat blogger, copywriter, director/producer of film/video. Pilot.
RITZ, STACEY, M.Ed.
Award-winning writer, blogger and author. Founder: Kitties in the City (blog). Executive Director: Advocates 4 Animals, Inc.- 501(c)3. Rescue/adoption, rehabilitation, spay/neuter, feral cats/TNR, positive reinforcement training. Published Books include “Pawsitive Connection: Heartwarming Stories of Animals Finding People When We Need Them Most,” “Letters from Cats: Hilarious & Heartfelt Notes,” “Covered in Pet Fur: How to Start an Animal Rescue the Right Way.”
Blog: http://sandyrobinsonline.com/blog/ (Reigning Cats and Dogs)
Sandy works as a pet lifestyle consultant, blogger and pet industry spokesperson. The focus or her work is the enhancement of the human-animal bond. She is regular contributor to numerous pet centric and mainstream magazines and websites and appears regularly on radio and on TV. She is the co-host of Pet Product TV the popular online video show that highlights products that improve our pets’ lifestyle, general health and well-being. Sandy works as a pet safety advisor for Toyota, and as a pet lifestyle spokesperson for Petco and Motorola. She has authored three books, “Fabulous Felines: Health and Beauty Secrets for the Pampered Cat” (Winner of the Hartz Mountain Glamour Puss Award), “For the ‘Love’ of Cats” and “The Original Cat Bible”. Her next book project is a collaboration with photographer Paul Smulson and titled “Making the Most of All Nine Lives: The extraordinary Life of Buffy The Cat” and will be on book shelves in early 2016.
RUELL, CHARLENE LYN
Lead, Social Media Team for the CATalyst Council. Assists the CATalyst Council in their mission to promote the health, welfare and value of companion cats; produces press releases, social media content and marketing
SCHULTZ, JACQUE LYNN
Animal welfare issues, equine welfare issues, equine rescue and sanctuary programs.
www.DawnSecord.com (fine art website)
Blog: www.artofthedog.blogspot.com (art blog)
CafePress store: http://www.cafepress.com/dawnsecord
Professional artist, freelance writer, pet sitter of the year 2003, Pet Sitters International. CWA and DWAA award-winning illustrator.
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.” Past CWA president and treasurer.
SHOJAI, AMY D., CABC
Blog: www.amyshojai.com (Bling, Bitches & Blood)
Animal behavior consultant, author of 30 pet care/behavior books & pet-centric THRILLERS WITH BITE! suspense novels, speaker on pets & publishing. Current spokesperson for PetHealthyStore.com, columnist for PetSafe.com; former contributing writer to cats.about.com, creator of puppies.about.com.
Animal rescue; pet blogging including personal experiences, book reviews and giveaways.
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.
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.
Song lyric writer; author of children’s picture book, “Goldy’s Baby Socks,” published in English and Spanish, about a family that adopts a cat and all the fun that follows. She also wrote “I Love You, Be Careful,” a sentimental gift picture book for parents, grandparents, brides, etc.
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.
CatChannel Contributing Writer Page: http://www.catchannel.com/author/erika-sorocco.aspx
Writer and Blogger. Contributing author for CatChannel.com, and “Cat Fancy” magazine; and Contributing Columnist for “Catster” magazine. Penning pieces on all forms of feline-focused interest – from pop culture and feline health to grooming and special interest.
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.
Facebook: About.com Cats
Cat care, nutrition, health and behavior, advocacy, and feline-human bond.
THORNTON, KIM CAMPBELL
LinkedIn: Kim Thornton
Cat and dog behavior, care, health, training, breeds. Author of more than 20 books and hundreds of 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.”
Community cats and TNVR; hosts “Up Close with Cathy Unruh” on WEDU-TV. Author of “Taming Me” (Collage Books, Oct., 2012).
VELENOVSKY, JANET, CPDT-KA, CDBC, KPA CTP, ACCBC
Facebook: www.facebook.com/HopeAACR (www.hopeaacr.org — Hope Animal-Assisted Crisis Response)
Freelance writer of pet behavior articles and resource on animal-assisted therapy and 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. Therapy Animal Consultant. Regional Director, Eastern US region of Hope Animal-Assisted Crisis Response (hopeaacr.org).
VON KAPHERR, TOM
Freelance writer, blogger, photographer.
WARDLAW, MS. LEE
Award-winning author of 30 books for children, tweens and teens, including ‘The Tales of Grandpa Cat'; ‘Won Ton – A Cat Tale Told in Haiku’ (winner of the Muse Medallion for Children, 2011); and “Won Ton and Chopstick – A Cat and Dog Tale Told in Haiku.’ Recipient of the 2005 Shojai Mentor Award.
WEBB, MARGIE YEE
Writer, photographer. Author/Photographer of “Cat Mulan’s Mindful Musings: Insight and Inspiration for a Wonderful Life,” a gift book for cat lovers and their finicky friends! Co-creator of “Not Your Mother’s Book . . . On Cats,” the ninth NYMB anthology title with fun, humorous stories from Publishing Syndicate (https://PublishingSyndicate.com/). One of several producers of “FEMME: Women Healing the World” (along with CWA member Celeste Yarnall), an inspiring documentary with director Emmanuel Itier and executive producer Sharon Stone (http://www.FemmeTheMovie.com/).
Breeding, health issues, humor and cartoons, crafts, feline diabetes, feline heart disease, Scottish Fold cats.
WEXLER-MITCHELL, ELAINE, DVM
Feline medicine, surgery, and behavior.
Writer; rescue, cruelty-free living, cat humor.
WILDE, LAYLA MORGAN
Intuitive life coach for people and cats; fiction and nonfiction with a spiritual twist; Siamese cats; feral cats.
WILLETT, SUSAN C.
Google+: Life with Dogs and Cats
Author, blogger, photographer. Humor, poetry and creative nonfiction about life with dogs and cats. Contributor to Catster.com.
Catster profile: http://www.catster.com/author/kezia-willingham
Cats and kids, rescue, adoption, health benefits of cats, multi-cat households.
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;” co-author of “The Complete Guide to Holistic Cat Care” and “Paleo Dog,” 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.