As regular readers know Daddy Kiril has a lot of books on writing and a lot of books about Cats.
In between naps and snoozes Elvira and I plan to read them all eventually. :-D
Well, Daddy was online, the other day, when he learned of a book that combines the subject of writing, with the subject of Cats!
Writing With Cats: An Inspirational and Practical Guide for Writers by Gerald J. Schiffhorst, published in 2003.
The back cover of the book explains itself this way :
"Shows why every writer needs a Cat. For centuries, Cats have inspired many great authors, who might have accomplished little without feline inspiration. Today's writers can learn to tap into the practical wisdom embodied in Cats and so become more relaxed about writing -and about going public with their work."
Needless to say he had to have the book so ordered it from Amazon.
When the book arrived we got quite the surprise when we looked inside.
It was autographed!!!
There was the following message to a previous owner of the book:
With best wishes for more great poetry -- Jerry Schiffhorst
How very cool! No indication when this was done, or where, or who Summer might be, though. :-D
Anyway, the website he had in 2003, mentioned on the back cover, is not his anymore, infact the url takes you to another website, with an url of its own.
Undaunted, Elvira went Googling, and hit paydirt!
The author, a literature and writing Professor, for almost 50 years, now, started a blog in 2007, called Writing in the Spirit.
It took him 3 years to get himself into the blogging habit, but his initial reason for joining the Blogosphere was described by Dr. J in this way:
To help other writers either by sharing ideas that have inspired me or by offering advice on writing.
But you don't have to be a writer to read this new blog--you might just be on a spiritual journey similar to mine.
A little exploring led Elvira to discover that the author STILL writes about Cats!
His Cat, Lizzie, posed for the pics in the book and the book was dedicated to her. :-D
His latest Cat themed post was in May and in it he discusses some things brought to mind by a visit to the wonderful British Cat site The Daily Mews.
His piece is called Cats and Silliness.
****UPDATE - July 2, 2012****