Logo courtesy of the CWA/Debbie Glovatsky
I've enjoyed writing since I was a little girl. It took me into adulthood before I found my niche, which is why the blog you are reading today evolved from solely a book review blog to a celebration of all things feline and fiction (and feline fiction/nonfiction!).
I have a file folder in my desk filled with articles I printed out from the Cat Writers' Association website dated 2006. I studied the membership requirements and made a vow to myself that one day I would become a member of this exclusive group of cat writers. It took me another 5 years to start blogging, and even more time after that before I realized I had a passion for blogging about cats just as much as blogging about books. (And as I always say, cats and books just go together, don't they?)
I finally realized that as a blogger, I am a writer. Thanks to the encouragement of the lovely Layla Morgan Wilde of Cat Wisdom 101, with butterflies in my stomach I filled out my CWA application and went to work putting together my work samples. Half of my submissions were sponsored posts that I have received compensation for, and the other half were pieces I wrote about Tara. She inspired this whole journey.
Wednesday night I received an email from CWA Secretary Wendy Christensen titled Welcome to the Cat Writers' Association, followed by a welcome from CWA President Lorie Huston, DVM. This is really happening. I'm a Professional Member of the Cat Writers' Association. I'm part of a group of writers whose work I have admired for years.
I am so honored and excited for the future of this blog and any other opportunities yet to come.
Dreams do come true, and for me, it's all for the love of cats.