Today’s the day!
Ready or not, tonight I’ll be giving a talk for the Portland Chapter of the Willamette Writers.
Join me Tuesday evening, April 4th at 7:00 pm at 1336 NW Flanders St, Portland, Oregon, or on Zoom to hear about writing and publishing cozy cat mysteries.
Cat writing—it’s a thing.
But writing an animal hero can be more than a lighthearted read. In, Cats on the Keyboard, Mollie Hunt will tell how she brings a greater meaning to the cats in her stories. Can a Cat Cozy inspire, educate, and change the world? She thinks, yes! Mollie, the author of fifteen books in multiple genres, will also talk about her beginnings as a writer, her writing process, and why she decided to independently publish. (She doesn’t call it “self-publishing.”) She will gladly take questions from the audience about craft and cats, though she may not know how to solve your cat’s litter box issues.
You can find more information about this meeting and register for the Zoom Meeting here! https://willamettewriters.org/event/cats-on-the-keyboard-cats-and-cat-writing-with-mollie-hunt/
Meeting Place, Date, and Time
Where: 1336 NE Flanders St Portland OR
When: Tuesday, April 4th at 7:00 pm
Zoom Registration Link: Register for the Zoom meeting here or at the link above.
Looks like this is happening soon, have fun!
Yup. I’m on my way now. Thanks for the encouragement.
What would you recommend for publicizing a cat blog? I’m a former newspaper journalist with a background covering crime, courts, politics and tech, and I started a cat blog after getting positive responses from people who liked my humor writing about my cat, Bud.
Since then my blog has evolved to become a mix of humor, news and original journalism, but I find it difficult to cut through the noise and reach new potential readers.
There is no one right answer to your question, I’m afraid. I belong to several writing organizations. The Cat Writers’ Association in particular has many blogger members-you might look at their website and see if there’s something for you there. Meanwhile, keep writing. I wish you and Bud lots of happiness.
Thanks for your kind response, Mollie, and for the well wishes. I hope your event went well.
There aren’t too many cat blogs written from a male perspective, and one of my goals is to show people that guys can most certainly adopt cats. The idea that only women adopt cats, or that cats are pets for women, is antiquated and silly.