book review

Biblio-Kitty Amber Reviews Sherlock Herms: The Case of the Dancing Ghosts
Book Review: CatWise by Pam Johnson-Bennett
Review of Charlie: A Love Story
Svetlana Petrova and Zarathustra the Cat present #FatCatArt
A Beautifully Written Tribute: Purr Prints of the Heart

Biblio-Kitty Amber Reviews Sherlock Herms: The Case of the Dancing Ghosts

Hi Pals! What a surprise I got today when I learned Amber the Biblio-Kitty who does book reviews over on Bionic Basil’s Blog reviewed my book, Sherlock Herms Purranormal Mysteries: The Case of the Dancing Ghosts.

Amber and her fur sibs must really behave at their house. My mom would never trust the Wonderpurr Gang around her books…especially Opie.


I think I’m in love. Honestly, isn’t Amber a beauty?

Click the cover of my book to read her review.



Book Review: CatWise by Pam Johnson-Bennett

CatWise-Americas-Favorite-Cat-Expert-Answers-Your-Cat-Behavior-Questions-0Pam Johnson-Bennett, Certified Cat Behavior Consultant with thirty years of observing and advising experience, has written what I now consider my favorite Go-To-Bible on cat behavior. With credentials like behavior consultant for Cats Magazine, Cat Fancy’s Cat Channel, Catster, plus her U.K. series Psycho Kitty for Animal Planet, Pam clearly has a firm paw on understanding what makes our kitties hiss and purr.

CatWise answers your questions from training your kitten with Boot Camp Basics, to Litter Box Etiquette (in a chapter called Stinking Outside the Box – love it!) to Animal House – keeping peace when its reigning cats and dogs – to Old Friends, making the most of their golden years.

I consulted all of the above chapters and despite my umpteen years steeped in everything feline, I learned something new.

This book would be the purrrfect (sorry) gift for a newbie cat owner, but also for someone like me. Despite a lifetime of experience in a multi-cat home, my cats are still finding ways to tell me I don’t know everything.

CatWise is available October 18, 2016, just in time to kick off your Christmas shopping for the cat people in your life.

I received an unsolicited copy of CatWise free-of-charge from Penguin Random House publisher. My opinion regarding this book is my own, and not in any way influenced by Penguin Random House or author.


Review of Charlie: A Love Story

514t0ZrDZELI am a cat person, and I do not garden. With that said, I truly enjoyed Charlie: A Love Story!

It’s Barbara Lampert’s heart that drew me through the pages. I walked with her through Charlie’s journey, and I enjoyed reading about her love of gardening, used as a respite from her roller coaster of worry over Charlie’s decline in health.

This story is told with a surplus of love for her dog that lingers on despite the years that have passed. It’s not one of those gut-wrenching stories where we agonize along with the author. Instead its a tribute to a dog whose love for his companion kept him by her side for as long as he possibly could stay. And its a tribute of an animal caregiver who went to the ends of earth to give her best friend the best of everything she could afford.

I truly loved this story, and I highly recommend it.

Svetlana Petrova and Zarathustra the Cat present #FatCatArt


Fat Cat Art: Famous Masterpieces Improved by a Ginger Cat with Attitude by Svetlana Petrova and Zarathustra the Cat.

At first glance, I knew this was my kind of book. Svetlana Petrova combined my love of cats and my appreciation for whimsy in a unique and memorable way.

Her new book, Fat Cat Art, is being called “a marriage of runaway internet sensation and classical art.” It features her twenty-two pound ginger cat, Zarathustra, superimposed into some of the world’s greatest works of art.

Screen-Shot-2014-06-01-at-3.40.03-PMSvetlana Petrova is an artist in St. Petersburg, Russia, who has been drawing and writing poetry from childhood. She learned much from her mother, who was not a professional, but had the soul of an artist. And cats were always a part of Petrova’s life. Always.

In 2008, her mother’s passing left Svetlana with severe depression. But it was her mother’s cat, Zarathustra, who saved her. And with a friend’s encouragement, Svetlana began creating art featuring Zarathustra as a part of world-renown paintings.

I’ve had a difficult time picking out a few favorites to share with you, as I love just about every photo in the book. Zarathustra’s chunky body and expressive face gives life to the works of art in ways I’m certain the artists never ever imagined. For instance…

The Kitchen Maid and the Cat

The Kitchen Maid and the Cat

Whistler's Mother and the Cat

Whistler’s Mother and the Cat



Cats are true Angels.

Cats are true Angels.

This book would make a fabulous gift to the cat lovers in your life. Want more? I know you do. So please visit Petrova’s amazing website to enjoy her massive body of work, and her shop to purchase your very own Fat Cat Art.

208 glossy pages
ISBN 978-0-399-17478-0
$16.95 USA
VISIT THE FAT CAT ART SHOP for prints and more!





Disclaimer: We have received the reviewed product free-of-charge. Our claims and/or opinions regarding this product are not in any way influenced by the provider of the product, nor the product manufacturer.

A Beautifully Written Tribute: Purr Prints of the Heart

Purr-Prints-of-the-HeartPurr Prints of the Heart is a poignant story about love, life and death…and life after death as told through the viewpoint of Mr. Jazz, but from the heart of Deborah Barnes, award-winning author and blogger of The Chronicles of Zee & Zoey.

This beautifully written tribute to Jazz, an ordinary yet extraordinary Ragdoll, was written with hope that by sharing his story, Ms. Barnes would finally come to greater terms with his death. What happened instead was, she opened the door for others to view the loss of their precious fur kids with a comfortable realism in knowing life goes on, even for our pets after they travel Over the Rainbow Bridge.

I never met Mr. Jazz, yet his story left an indelible paw print on my heart, just as Deborah Barnes hoped it would. I plan to give his book as a gift. It’s definitely a keeper.

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