Bash and Lucy Fetch Jealousy Author: Lisa and Michael Cohn

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MBA&M: What was the appeal if writing about pets?
Our book series was prompted by the sudden death of our dog, Lucy, at the age of 6, of cancer. We were so devastated we wanted to somehow keep her alive in our hearts. The character in the book looks like our Lucy.
MBA&M: Why write a story about jealousy?
Michael, age 6, and I Skyped with kids across the globe, via Skype in the Classroom, asking kids for ideas for our next books. Michael really liked the idea of jealousy, and decided it should be the focus. We did a Kickstarter to fund the book, and one of our backers requested that her special needs son, Tristen, be a character in the book. She wanted to inspire him to read (see press release below). Michael decided that Bash should be jealous of Tristen.
MBA&M: How hard is it to wrote a children’s book,  that young readers can understand and relate to in their everyday life?
My co-author is a great help in writing a story that kids his age can relate to. We also share our drafts with many parents and a professional editor. Since we read so many books for kids this age, I can’t say it’s really hard. But getting the language right can be a challenge. Do you write slightly “above” the age group so kids learn new words? That’s a question I struggle with.
MBA&M: How many books will be in this series?
We plan on writing a book and creating an audiobook a year. This is Michael’s plan–and he’s the boss! When he feels like he doesn’t want to do this any more (as a teen?), then maybe we’ll stop. Maybe I’ll continue on my own. Hard to say!


 Bash and Lucy

Boy, 6, & Mom Release Second Book To Keep Memory of Dog Alive

Young Author Does “KidLit Chats” with School Children

Michael Cohn, age 6, and his mother, Lisa Cohn, will keep the memory of their dog alive by continuing a kids’ book series launched in 2013–thanks to some unanticipated Kickstarter supporters who helped fund their just-released book.

 

Dania Doose, Palmdale, Calif., surprised Lisa and Michael by backing a Kickstarter project in May that aimed to fund the duo’s second dog picture book. Doose asked the Cohns to make her autistic son, Tristen, a character in the book, along with his service dog.  She wanted to inspire her son to read.

 

The new book, successfully funded by the Kickstarter, is “Bash and Lucy Fetch Jealousy.” It follows “Bash and Lucy Fetch Confidence,” a Mom’s Choice Silver Award winner and finalist, USA Best Book Awards. The Cohns wrote the first book in 2013 to overcome grief over the sudden death of their golden retriever, Lucy.

 

“This series, illustrated by the talented Heather Nichols, really helps Michael keep the memory of our dog, Lucy, alive in his heart,” said Lisa Cohn. “Michael, who loves helping write these books, rose to the challenge of integrating Tristen and his dog into the new ‘Bash and Lucy.’ He came up with the jealousy theme and created the entire plot line.”

The Cohns visit school children in Portland and via Skype, sharing their story and encouraging children to read and write. They also do “KidLit Chats with Michael,” during which book lover Michael discusses books with young children. Here’s an example: http://youtu.be/_D5PooWyPvc

In addition to Tristen and his service dog, featured in the book is Kickstarter backer Sniff Dog Hotel, which hosted a Dec. 7 book release party and fundraiser for the Oregon Humane Society (OHS). The Cohns raised $350 for OHS at the book release party, about the same amount they raised last year at their first release party.  Another backer was the natural pet products company “I and love and you.”

 

“For us, this project is about giving back—through our OHS fundraisers, to dogs who give so much to us– and the companies and students who have been so enthusiastic about our books,” Lisa added.

In “Bash and Lucy Fetch Jealousy,” Lucy helps coach Bash’s soccer team by kissing the kids and making them laugh, and even leads the team to the championships.  But Bash is overcome with jealousy when Tristen (who has mild autism and epilepsy), says he wants Lucy to coach his Special Olympics team.

Said Doose, “My child, Tristen, who is intelligently challenged, was inspired to read by this book.”

Said Kirk Mango, National Champion, Hall of Famer, & author of “Becoming a True Champion” in an Amazon review, “In ‘Bash and Lucy Fetch Jealousy,’ authors Lisa and Michael Cohn take kids on a wonderful ride through a life lesson on jealousy, sharing, and compassion for others.”

Said Jessica Johnson in an Amazon review, “My kids and I love this book. It really shows all of the emotions that a person can go through, in the end it is a great conversation starter. The kids and I, talk about jealousy and what to do when we feel that way. They love that a little boy, younger then them, writes these books. It has really made them see that they can do anything in life that they want to. It is well written and thoughtful.”

 

 

Bash and Lucy Fetch Jealousy Blog Tour

Lisa and Michael CohnAbout the Authors
Lisa Cohn and Michael Cohn, age 6, are an award-winning mom-son team. They have appeared on the Today Show, on SiriusXM Radio, in Disney’s Babble, in the Oregonian, on AM Northwest, and in many other media. Their first book, Bash and Lucy Fetch Confidence, won a Mom’s Choice Silver Award and was named finalist, USA Best Book Awards. Lisa’s articles have appeared in national publications, including the Christian Science Monitor, Mothering, Mamalode, Parenting and Brain, Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers. Michael reviews children’s books on the authors’ YouTube channel. His video reviews are filmed in taxis, libraries, ski lodges, bookstores, parks and gyms! Lisa and Michael visit schools in person and via Skype.
Their latest book is the children’s book, Bash and Lucy Fetch Jealousy.
For More Information
• Visit the authors’ website.
• Connect with the authors on Facebook and Twitter.
• Find out more about the authors at Goodreads.

 
Bash and LucyAbout the Book:

Title: Bash and Lucy Fetch Jealousy
Author: Lisa and Michael Cohn
Publisher: Canines and Kids Publishing
Pages: 40
Genre: Children’s/Pets
Format: Paperback
From an award-winning Mom-Son team featured on the Today Show, Bash and Lucy Fetch Jealousy is a contemporary boy-and-dog book. Bash’s dog, Lucy, helps coach his soccer team, and Lucy leads the team to the championships by kissing the players and making them laugh. But Bash is overcome with jealousy when Lucy enchants a team of Special Olympics kids who say they want her to coach their team. Can Bash overcome his jealousy and learn to share Lucy with kids who say they need her? This is Book Two in the Bash and Lucy series, following Bash and Lucy Fetch Confidence, a Mom’s Choice Silver Award winner and finalist, USA Best Book Awards.
For More Information
• Bash and Lucy Fetch Jealousy is available at Amazon.
• Pick up your copy at Barnes & Noble.
• Discuss this book at PUYB Virtual Book Club at Goodreads.
Bash and LucyBook Excerpt:
At every game, Bash’s dog, Lucy, trotted around the field in her blue coach’s hat and shirt. She led Bash’s team to victory with her four-legged leadership skills.

She smothered the players with kisses, cheered them with happy yaps, snuggled with them when they made mistakes, and offered a friendly paw to every team they beat.
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Q & A WITH GAIL THACKRAY~ HOW TO TALK TO YOUR PETS….WITH A FREE HEALING/BLESSING FOR YOU AND YOUR PET!!

IT IS WITH GREAT HONOR WE WELCOME TODAY’S GUEST…..

MEDIUM AND ANIMAL COMMUNICATOR  AUTHOR….

GAIL THACKRAY

[Animals/Animal Communicator/Pets]

A Medium and Animal Communicator

~HOW TO TALK TO YOUR PETS: Animal Communication for Dogs, Cats, & Other Critters~

WELCOME GAIL!!

How to Talk to Your Pets: Animal Communication for Dogs, Cats, & Other Critters”

By

Gail Thackray

 

MBA&M: Please give our readers a bit of insight into the life of Gail Thackray?

GAIL: I was completely normal until I reached forty and then I suddenly woke up and was able to do weird freaky stuff. LOL. Some people go through a mid-life crisis, I discovered I was a medium and able to speak with people’s loved ones on the other side. It was a while after that I realized I could talk to animals too. Animals in spirit and it works the same way for ones that are still alive. It took me a few years though to really believe it but my life changed forever. I am originally from England and I live in California with my many lovely critters.


MBA&M: What was your inspiration behind writing “How to Talk to Your Pets: Animal Communication for Dogs, Cats, & Other Critters”?

GAIL: I knew that we could all do this. I thought if I could do it, anyone can. This was something I desperately wanted to share with the world. Teaching others, to me was the largest impact I could have on helping animals. If we all learned how to communicate with animals the world would be a much better place. I believe many animals helped me to write this book and are helping me to get the word out.


MBA&M: We understand you are a pet communicator, where did you get your training,how hard is it really to communicate to your Pets?

GAIL: We all have this inherent ability to communicate telepathically and we naturally do it with our animals. Its not about learning how to do this, its about learning to remove the blocks that tell you that you can’t. In my book we do a lot of exercises to trick you into getting out of your mind and starting to communicate without trying so hard. Most people are able to do this just after reading my book.


MBA&M: Can you share some of your tips with our readers, to help us communicate with our Pets? 

GAIL: It is always easier to try with someone else’s animal first. That way you can get feedback to see if you are correct. We know our animals too well and so at first we will think we are just making things up. Starting by using a photo of an animal is a great way.

n  Get quiet. You must take the time to quiet your mind in a place where you won’t be disturbed and we do mediation exercises in my book.

n  We communicate with love. Through breathing and meditation we need to get into a place of pure love and a connection with your animal.

n  Just talk to your animal like they understand you. They do, they hear everything, we just have a hard time hearing them back.

n  Take the first thing that passes into your mind. Don’t think “That’s silly” or double guess yourself. The messages come very quickly.

n  Start with easy questions such as “What’s our favorite treat?” Don’t jump right in to “Why are you peeing on the bedroom floor?”

n  Be careful what you think. Animals pick up on our thoughts and emotions which may be different from what you are actually saying.

n  We have different senses, some of us feel more, some visualize more and some hear messages. You will find over time you are stronger in one area than another.

 

MBA&M: What are some behavioral problems with our pets, that may be easily corrected and how can we correct them? 

GAIL: If your animal is doing something they would not normally do, ask first what have you changed in yourself or your environment. Often they are trying to get our attention about something we are doing. Sometimes when we just understand the issue, it resolves. Sometimes we can offer a bribe of something they like; their favorite treat or to spend more one on one time with them.


MBA&M: Do you own many pets,do you have rescue Pets,and do you recommend rescue pets as a good choice of pet? If not can you tell our readers why?

GAIL: I have a lot of pets and mine are almost always rescues. I am lucky enough to have a ranch where I can have many lovely critters with me. Right now I have 7 dogs, 2 cats, 5 horses, chickens and more. They usually find me. I don’t go looking for them. I love rescues and I wish I could take them all. They are just so grateful and loving and they come into our life to help us in so many ways but more than anything to teach us love.


MBA&M: What do you feel is the most challenging thing to change or correct with a pet?

 

GAIL: Some behaviors are instinctual, such as barking. Even if they want to try to stop it’s a habit and it “comes over” them in the moment. But even then, they will usually agree to try their best to stop and it makes a big difference. But many behaviors, anxiety, peeing on the carpet, digging, biting can be resolved simply by understanding them. Nine times out of ten, it is something we need to change to resolve the matter. It is almost always our “behavioral problem” not theirs!


MBA&M: What is your next project?

GAIL: I was firstly a medium and a healer and I believe that when you open up to the spirit world it is all encompassing it is not just one talent or another. I do many workshops and lectures and I love to work with other’s finding that thing that makes them click. Turning on that light bulb that makes them open up spiritually. Right now, I am shooting a travel series Gail Thackray’s Spiritual Journeys going to different spiritual places to experience the energy and see what insights we can gain from them; http://www.youtube.com/gailthackray


MBA&M: Please tell our readers how to connect with you and where they may purchase your title?

GAIL: My books are on  Amazon.com   and you can find out about my lectures, workshops and live events at  GailThackray.com


Gail, do you  have anything you would wish to add today??

GAIL: Animals are our partners in life. Much more than we know. They share our energy and are our healers, our guides and our best friends. They would love you to learn more.


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Email to  [email protected]  Send me your name, birthdate and city (or who ever the pet is closest to) and the name of your pet. Include your request for healing or what you would like resolved.

I will place your request on my distance healing the night I receive your email.

Thank you, Gail, for your insightful inspiration regarding our beloved pets!

 

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A bit about the author….

Gail Thackray was raised in Yorkshire, England and prides herself on having kept her English down-to-earth sensibility. Her life changed at age forty when she discovered she was a medium and able to talk to spirits on the other side. Helping others connect to Source and to develop their own natural psychic abilities is her passion. Gail lectures at events worldwide, doing live appearances as a healer, medium, and educator. When at home in Los Angeles, she writes, lectures, and teaches about mediumship, healing, animal communication, manifesting, and other aspects of spirituality.

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  • Paperback: 212 pages
  • Publisher: Indian Springs Publishing (August 23, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 098484404X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0984844043

August 23, 2012

Animal communicator Gail Thackray believes that everyone can learn to talk to their pets. Gail leads you through specific exercises to develop this skill and guides you step-by-step to connect and communicate. You’ll learn the most voiced “pet peeves,” solutions to common behavioral issues, and how to know what your animal wants. Gail teaches you how to perform energy healings, do body scans for health, and how to connect to lost pets. With Gail’s down-to-earth style and hilariously funny stories, you’ll get a firsthand look at how animal communication works and just how cute these critters really are.
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A simple, step by step guide to connect you with your pet 

  • Understand your animal partner.
  • Figure out your pet’s health issues.
  • Give your pet natural energy healing.
  • Cure that annoying habit or behavior.
  • Connect to your pets in spirit.
  • Understand their likes and dislikes.
  • Discover your pet’s past lives.
  • Track and find lost animals.
  • Work with your animal partner.
  • Talk to wild animals and exotic pets.

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#INTERVIEW WITH BRENDA SINCLAIR,LOVE TO THE RESCUE….

MBA&M PRESENTS….

BRENDA SINCLAIR

LOVE TO THE RESCUE

Rescue Blog Tour-new Brenda sinclair

MBA&M: Hello, Brenda, and thank you for spending time with us and our readers today! Please give our readers some insight into Brenda Sinclair?

 

BRENDA: I live with my husband and little Bichon Shih Tzu dog, Kelly, in the beautiful city of Calgary, Canada. I’m a wife, mother to two grown sons, and grandmother to three great kids. After retiring from the accounting field several years ago, I now write full-time, always happily-ever-after romance. And I love animals, especially small fluffy dogs best described as dust mops with feet. This is my four-footed friend, Kelly.


MBA&M: What was your inspiration in writing LOVE TO THE RESCUE?

 

BRENDA: Several of my fellow authors in CaRWA, the Calgary chapter of Romance Writers of America, had teamed up/donated royalties to charitable organizations. Their generosity inspired me to write a story about a woman who adopts a rescue dog and to donate a portion of my royalties to Humane Society shelters. Also, years ago our family adopted a rescue dog that provided us with many years of loving companionship, entertaining antics, and happy memories.

MBA&M: What was your decision in adopting a pet?

 

BRENDA: Growing up on a farm in southern Manitoba, my brother and I always had pets, dogs and cats. My husband and I believed our sons would benefit from the responsibility of caring for a pet and would enjoy playing with a dog and taking him for walks. Since my husband and I were both allergic, we rescued the perfect non-shedding dog. You’ll find Beau’s picture at the bottom of this post. We had Candy for fourteen years after sadly parting with Beau. With both pets in doggie heaven, my husband insisted we didn’t need another dog since it was so painful parting with them. I lasted seven months until I couldn’t stand it any longer. The house needed a dog. (Well, okay, I needed a dog!) And now we have Kelly. She enriches our lives every day. 

MBA&M: Please give our readers your thoughts on adopting a pet?

 

BRENDA: Firstly, I strongly believe in spaying and neutering pets. Secondly, I believe children learn responsibility when the care of a pet is placed in their hands. Of course, on days when Junior forgets to feed Fido, Mom’s always there to remind him or to feed the dog herself if Junior is busy at soccer practice.  Also, children have someone to tell their secrets to and share their fears with, knowing Fido isn’t going to ‘tell on them’. Lastly, pets return your love and affection, unconditionally, and there’s no better feeling than listening to a cat purr or watching your dog sleep contentedly when they’re snuggled up beside you on the sofa while you read a book or watch TV. I believe a house is not a home without a pet. And when you come home from an appointment or busy day at work, no one will greet you at the door with more enthusiasm than your dog! And as all dog owners know…whether you’ve been gone ten minutes or ten days, you’ll receive an equally enthusiastic welcome.

MBA&M: We know you are donating proceeds of the sale of your book LOVE TO THE RESCUE to Humane Society shelters. Could you please explain to our readers the need these shelters have for help, so they may better understand the need of adopting a pet?

 

BRENDA: There is never a shortage of animals being found or turned over to animal shelters. Some of these animals have been abused and removed from horrific situations, while others are selflessly relinquished by their current owners who are no longer able to care for them due to the person’s advanced age or incapacitating illness. Since there’s never a shortage of animals, there’s never a shortage of volunteers needed and supplies required to properly care for these animals while they wait for their furever homes. (That spelling was intentional).

 

Both financial donations and donations of time are required by every shelter in North America. Shelters post their WISH LIST on their websites. Shelters hold fundraisers to procure these necessary supplies, but people can donate anything any time of the year. Most people think of dog food and cat treats when you say ‘needs’. But there are so many more things required that the average person wouldn’t consider. Some of these items include paper towels, blankets and towels, dish soap, dog and cat toys, kennels in good condition, various sized batteries, gauze, exam gloves, sterile syringes and needles. The lists go on and on. Check the website of your local shelter to discover their wish list.

 

The greatest need, of course, is responsible, loving people who are willing, able and who qualify as new pet owners. Maybe that loving person is one of you reading this right now.


MBA&M: What is your favorite pet, and how many do you have personally?

 

BRENDA: Right now, my only pet is my dear little dog, Kelly. Her picture was at the top of this post.  If you look closely at her forehead you will see ‘mischief’ written there. She is so much fun though.

 

While I’m writing, she sleeps under my desk on a blanket in her own little ‘den’. After three or four hours, she’ll decide I should take a break. She crawls out, stretches, and then paws my hand preventing me from typing any more. Actually, I’m okay with the interruption of the creative juices because my chiropractor would agree that after that length of time I need a break to stretch also.

 

She snuggles up beside me on my bed every night and if I sleep in (in her opinion) she wakes me up by licking the end of my nose. She’s just adorable and I love her to pieces!

MBA&M: What motivates you to write?

 

BRENDA: Pure and simple…I love it! Stories pop into my head and I’m just compelled to write them down. I started writing as an empty-nester, and the more I wrote, the more I enjoyed it and the more obsessed (no, that’s not too strong a word) I became with writing.

 

Plotlines keep me awake at night. I catch myself writing scenes in my head when I’m supposed to be counting sheep and drifting off to dreamland. I’ll encounter an interesting or unusual person in the grocery store or at the next table over while out for dinner with a friend or my husband. I’ll pull out a notepad and record their appearance and voice and mannerisms, knowing they will show up in one of my stories one day. I fully intend to be writing romance novels when I’m eighty!

MBA&M: Brenda, what is your next project? If you can reveal a little to our readers.

 

BRENDA: Everything I’ve published so far is contemporary romance. But in 2013 I’ll be publishing the first books in my Spirit Creek Series. These western historical romance stories take place in the fictional frontier town of Spirit Creek, Montana beginning in 1889. There is a whole collection of characters inhabiting Spirit Creek and area, and they are just waiting to share their tales.


MBA&M: Last, but not least, Brenda. Please tell our readers how to connect to you and where they may purchase LOVE TO THE RESCUE?

 

BRENDA: Today is the final day of my blog tour and I’d like to thank you for having me here. It’s been a blast! Anyone leaving a comment will be entered to win one of ten digital copies of When Dreams Collide, the sequel to A Bandit Creek Miracle. Winners will be drawn later today. And check out the special ‘Irish’ blog post on my website on St. Patrick’s Day, Sunday, March 17th. Rover isn’t the only one who’s Irish!

 

This is the Amazon link to Love To The Rescue in Ebook and Large Print version http://amzn.to/Si97FR

 

If anyone has rescued a dog or cat, please email your pet’s story with permission to post it on my website to [email protected]

 

Beau

 

Please check out my website to read the rescue story of our family dog, Beau, and other stories at www.brendasinclairauthor.com . You can also find me on Twitter @bsinclairauthor and on Facebook brendasinclairauthor

 

**Comments   Link to the contest.**

Twitter link is https://twitter.com/bsinclairauthor   @bsinclairauthor

Author Central page on Amazon is http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B007OXHMES

Thank you Brenda for this amazing interview,for spending time with us and our readers and your work with animals.

**I have a 4 year old almost 5 year old solid black cat,a rescue cat my daughter,WendyK and grandkids,found. His mother and siblings where killed by a dog. They call him “Demon Cat” his name is yes,Sassy,he started out at  female but ended a male.LOL.  Long story. You can not help but love him,even if he is a little mean,his pic is on everything I do**

Thanks again!

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LOVE TO THE RESCUE BLURB:
 
For almost two years, Amy MacArthur has mourned her husband’s untimely death, vowing to never love another. Now, after surviving a burglary, Amy welcomes a new man into her life, the handsome police officer who attended the B and E at her home.
Frightened by the intruder’s ugly threats, Amy adopts an abused rescue dog for companionship and protection while hoping to heal the animal’s damaged spirit. In turn, could her new pet help a depressed child recover from a devastating loss?
The new additions to her life are stirring a renewed desire to fulfill her fondest wish: a family of her own.  But Amy is torn between preserving her husband’s memory and pursuing a new love. Is her heart willing to risk the devastating pain of losing a loved one again?
Or is she just one catastrophe away from losing it all?
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   Link to where to buy the book…
 
LOVE TO THE RESCUE – exclusive to Amazon at this time (shortened link below)  ebook and print version through CreateSpace
 
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Brenda Sinclair is a writer of historical American West and contemporary romance, a member of her local chapter of Romance Writers of America, a
healthy lifestyle advocate and past leader of her TOPS weight-loss group, a gardening enthusiast and dog lover.
Brenda was raised on a farm in southern Manitoba and taught school on a semi-remote reservation in northern Manitoba where, during frequent visits to a nearby town, she met her husband, a Treaty Cree member of the local First Nations band. Brenda and her husband have been married for forty years and raised two sons. She is extremely proud of her three wonderful grandchildren.
Brenda worked in the accounting field for over twenty-five years. A few years ago, she retired and traded in numbers for words when she decided to be a writer when she grew up. The latter part of the previous sentence is still up for debate.

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#BOOK BLAST FOR INGRID KING AND HER “PURR’S OF WISDOM”…

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Join Ingrid King, author of the nonfiction pet book, Purrs of Wisdom: Conscious Living Feline Style, as she tours the blogosphere December 3 – January 11 ! Ingrid will be giving away a $25 Amazon GC, one autographed paperback copy and 3 electronic copies of her book!  To enter, fill out the Rafflecopter form below and good luck!

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Ingrid KingABOUT INGRID KING

Ingrid King is a former veterinary hospital manager turned award winning writer. Her popular blog, The Conscious Cat, a comprehensive resource for conscious living, health, and happiness for cats and their humans, has won multiple awards, including DogTime Media’s  2012 Pettie for Best Cat Blog, 2011 Pettie for Best Overall Pet Blog, and About.com’s 2012 Readers Choice Award for Best Website About Cats. Ingrid is the publisher of the online magazine News for You and Your Pet, which goes out to subscribers around the world. Her articles have been published in Cat Fancy, Animal Wellness Magazine, Urban Animal, NOVADog, and on miscellaneous websites. Ingrid lives in Northern Virginia with her tortoiseshell cats Allegra and Ruby.

Her latest book is Purrs of Wisdom: Conscious Living Feline Style.

Visit her website at www.ingridking.com.

Stalk Ingrid!

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Purrs of WisdomABOUT PURRS OF WISDOM: CONSCIOUS LIVING FELINE STYLE

Purrs of Wisdom is a collection of essays featuring lessons in conscious living, inspired by the cats who have shared my life. From help with every day challenges to inspiration on living a joyful life, this compilation provides encouragement, guidance, and enlightenment, feline style. Whether it’s creating balance, navigating turbulent times, or finding the magic in life’s ordinary moments, there’s something for everyone in this book.
Chapters include:

  • The Healing Power of the Purr
  • Making Time for Contemplation
  • Routine as the Key to Happiness
  • Purging Can Make You Purr
  • Healthy Cats, Healthy Human

The stories may remind readers of lessons their own cats have taught them, provide “aha” moments, or simply bring a smile.

PRAISE FOR Purrs of Wisdom

Purrs of Wisdom, by Ingrid King, is a treat for anyone who is enchanted by all things feline! The book is an exploration of lessons on living a joyful and inspired life, learned from the many magical cats who have shared the author’s journey.

I found gifts on every page, but the section titled Lessons from a Maple Tree especially touched my heart. The author talks about taking time out of her busy day to soak up the tree’s magnificent colors when the leaves change in the fall. “Doing nothing without feeling guilty” is a lesson she learned from her cats. Ingrid’s words were a gentle reminder to this fast-paced former New Yorker to look to my own kitties for guidance when my world seems to be spinning a bit too quickly.

Purrs of Wisdom is sure to be a treasured addition to any cat lover’s library!”

Christine Davis, Author of For Every Cat An Angel and Forever Paws

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“Reading this collection of feline-inspired essays and life lessons gave me several AHA! moments. Purrs of Wisdom is a refreshing read that packs a deceptively powerful punch and provides helpful recipes for finding your bliss. Ingrid King writes with compassion for those who struggle along as “life happens.” The gifted writer offers nearly poetic insight how to manage the angst, as well as to recognize the “why” behind such things. You’ll want to savor each individual chapter and purr-haps bookmark and revisit those that strike a personal chord. And of course, read aloud to your favorite feline companion!”

Amy Shojai, bestselling author of more than two-dozen pet books

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Purrs of Wisdom is the perfect book for anyone who loves cats – and has an interest in living life to the fullest, with a positive and peaceful outlook – just like a cat does! It spoke to me on several levels and is sure to become a well-thumbed volume as I continue on my life’s journey.”

Ann Brightman, Managing Editor, Animal Wellness Magazine

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“In this guide to living spiritually and creatively in a world that isn’t always quite comfortable with either quality, King, a keenly intuitive writer, draws upon the lessons she has learned from her beloved feline friends, weaving them deftly together with her own experiences. ”

– T.J. Banks, Author of Sketch People: Stories Along the Way and Catsong

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Purrs of Wisdom Virtual Book Blast Schedule

Monday, December 3

Mochas, Mysteries and More

Tuesday, December 4

Bunny’s Reviews

Read It All Book Reviews

Wednesday, December 5

Delphina Reads Too Much

My Devotional Thoughts

Thursday, December 6

Books Books the Magical Fruit

My Book Addiction and More

Friday, December 7

Socrates Book Reviews

Monday, December 10

Maureen’s Musings

Create With Joy

Through Squirrel’s Eyes

Words From the Tampa Bookworm

Tuesday, December 11

Icefairy’s Treasure Chest

Wednesday, December 12

Miki’s Hope

Inside BJ’s Head

Thursday, December 13

Literarily Speaking

The Writer’s Life

Friday, December 14

Hardcover Feedback

Wednesday, January 2

The Busy Mom’s Daily

Melissa’s Eclectic Bookshelf

Minding Spot

Thursday, January 3

Lori’s Reading Corner

Dogs Rule, Cats Drool

Friday, January 4

Read It All Book Reviews

So Little Time…

Monday, January 7

Parenting from a child’s point of view

SOS Aloha Book Blog

Tuesday, January 8

Celtic Lady’s Reviews

Wednesday, January 9

Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers

Thursday, January 10

Examiner

Friday, January 11

Herding Cats & Burning Soup

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We hope you will join in on the fun!

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MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!

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