Feature Friday Film: International Cat Day

As you probably know from all the cat posts on Social media, yesterday was International Cat Day. In honor of that special day that we cats celebrate all year, I’m showing some videos for this Feature Friday column. I hope you and your kitties enjoy them.

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Happy Kitten Day and a Giveaway from Harry and Hermione

We just found out that today is National Kitten Day. If you know the story of our adoption and have kept up with our Kitty Korner columns, you’ll know that we’ll be turning one in just a few weeks and that our human, Debbie who also happens to be an author, is giving away two of her books for free in honor of our upcoming birthdays.

For National Kitten Day, we would like to offer some free coupons good for 12-count variety packs of Purina Fancy Feast® brand wet cat food, any variety (up to $11.99 value). We will paw five random winners for these coupons from everyone who sends a photo of their kittens or cats to Debbie at debbiewriter@yahoo.com  with the email subject: Kitten Day Contest Entry and follows her on any or all of the following social media sites. The winners will be contacted on Monday, July 15. Winners must be U.S. residents. In addition to winning the coupons, each winner will have their kitten or cats’ photo posted on this site in the future.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/debbie.delouise.author/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Deblibrarian

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2750133.Debbie_De_Louise

Amazon Author Page: http://amzn.to/2bIHdaQ

Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/debbie-de-louise

Website/Blog/Newsletter Sign-Up: https://debbiedelouise.com

Also, don’t forget that, to celebrate our birthdays, Debbie is hosting a fundraiser for Golden Paws Society, the rescue from which we came. The fundraiser has already started, and it would be great if you could contribute any amount to help kittens and cats on National Kitten Day.

Harry and Hermione when they were adopted in October from the Golden Paw Society and the Shabby Tabby Cat Cafe

 

Sneaky’s Feature Friday Film: Meowing About The Cat Writer’s Association Conference

This week, instead of my usual Feature Friday film of cute kitties, I’m showing a video of the Cat Writers’ Association. Have you heard of this group? If you feature cats in your books, articles, poems, blogs, photographs, etc., this is the group for you. CWA will be celebrating its 25th anniversary in St. Louis, Missouri this month.  My author is attending this conference and will be speaking on a panel with other cat authors including Mollie Hunt, Patricia Fry, and Sandra Murphy.

Top (left to right): Mollie Hunt and Patricia Fry. Bottom (left to right): Sandra Murphy and Debbie De Louise Photo courtesy of the Cat Writers’ Association

In addition to being on the panel of “Communicating, Capitalizing, and Connecting in a Fictional World,” Debbie will be selling and autographing some of our books at a book signing at the Drury Plaza Hotel St. Louis at the Arch on Saturday, May 17. This event will also feature a fundraiser by the Humane Society of Missouri and is open to everyone.

Here is a video compilation of past CWA conferences from founding member and past president, Amy Shojai. Isn’t it pawsome? Note that a younger Debbie appears in the 1999 conference slide taken in Kansas City.

Remember Me Thursday & Feature Friday Film

I know it’s Thursday, but today is a special day, so I decided to show my Feature Friday films a day early for Remember Me Thursday. For more information about this special day, view the videos. You should also check out this website for details on how you can participate in helping my real life animal friends and the great folks at the Helen Woodward Animal Center. This day means a lot to me because I was once a stray until I was taken in by the nice people at the Cobble Cove Library. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case with my real life pet pals, but you can make difference.

 

Announcing Cobble Cove Character Chat and Feature Friday Film

newgraphicMeow, there. It’s Sneaky. I am so excited to share a great video with you today and some pawsome information about a new, monthly event for my author’s readers.

First, I want to thank all those great authors who helped me, Debbie, Alicia, John, and Fido host our Cobble Cove mysteries birthday party on Facebook this week. I can’t help purring when I recall all those cats who attended as well as the human reader guests, of claws. It was one fun paw-ty.

ccchateditedNow for the great news. Debbie’s brilliant 7th-grade daughter came up with a purr-fect idea. All the characters from the Cobble Cove mysteries including me-ow’s truly, will host a monthly event called Cobble Cove Character Chat on the first Wednesday of each month. There will be a different character each month. That character will “chat” with anyone who visits the page that day. The character will post some information about themselves, maybe share an excerpt from a book in which they appear, and also offer a contest, freebie, or something else of interest to readers. Those who visit the CCCC event page may ask any question(s) they want of the character of that month. Doesn’t that sound as cool as catnip? Why not drop by and check out the first chat on Wednesday, December 7?

And, now, our feature film. Created by Taylor Henderson and Sara Schoen of Stolen Glances Promotions. It is a trailer for Between a Rock and a Hard Place, the second Cobble Cove mystery that was just released. If you look really close at the opening clips, you will spot Debbie’s cat, Oliver, who looks a lot like me.