News from the Cat Writers’ Association and University Art Department

Franklin is cool, calm, and collected

In the last few days two exciting events have lifted my spirits! I learned I am now a member of an organization of cat writers and artists working in various media, the Cat Writers Association, Woo Hoo! Check out the spiffy new badge over to the right! Check out their CWA website! They are also on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!

And The University of Alabama Department of Art and Art History published the following link about my book! Woo Hoo!

Alumna Publishes Memoir of Life with Cats

UA’s always had a great Art Department and still does!

A big shout out to everyone who made these two events happen! Both really mean a lot to me and I don’t have words to say how excited I am!

None of this fazes Franklin, who remains astonishingly calm about it all.

In other news, we’ve actually had fall! The pictures are in still in the camera and I’ll get them out one day and post. So stay tuned!

Don’t forget that the Catwoods book will make a great holiday gift!

About Leah

I'm Leah T. Alford, a writer fascinated by the natural world and animals, especially cats.
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65 Responses to News from the Cat Writers’ Association and University Art Department

  1. Candace says:

    Congrats, Leah! Great you are getting much-deserved recognition. Meow!

  2. toutparmoi says:

    Congratulations! And I’m sure Franklin’s calm exterior masks a deep-seated sense of triumph.

  3. inese says:

    Congratulations! Delighted for you!
    Franklin does look cool ❤

  4. RMW says:

    Fabulous news!

  5. You are beautiful on that eggplant colored fabric.

  6. Great news, my friend … good for you! Well deserved.

  7. A Big Congratulation for all the hard work and dedication to help raise concern and for helping cats. Way to go and keep up the brilliant work Leah. Best! Ashraf

  8. niasunset says:

    ” cat writers and artists”… this is so beautiful dear Leah, Congratulations, I am so happy to hear this. You are great team I loved the photograph, Thank you, Love, nia

  9. Concatulations Miss Leah!! Wee are furry happy fore you. Mee thinkss Franklin iss REELLY happy fore you butt iss beein happy on THE DL…..Man catss are like that! 😉
    ***purrsss*** BellaDharma

    • Catwoods says:

      Thanks so much for your kind words, BellaDharma and Lady Mew! I think you are right about Franklin, he’s secretly glad for me but he’s not gonna let me know that! Purrrss in return, Leah and Franklin.

  10. Congrats! Well deserved!

  11. Pam Lazos says:

    Who knew there was such a thing, Leah! Have fun!

    • Catwoods says:

      Thanks Pam, I think it will be fun! When I started researching for the book in 2004 I found that cat literature went back many more years and was far more extensive than I had realized. LOL I’ve barely scratched the surface! Now with the Internet it keeps expanding!

  12. Sparta Puss says, “That sounds like a pretty good writers association” xx

  13. Me :) says:

    Hi, Leah! Congratulations on becoming a member of CWA — I have heard of that organization and know it’s a fine one indeed! And congratulations too on the Alabama link. What terrific publicity, but more than that, what a wonderful honor to be written about! You and your book definitely deserve to be noted! And, of course, Franklin, looking dapper as ever, likewise should be feted. 🙂 Sorry I haven’t been as active online of late — lots of stuff happening around here (my neighbor’s house caught fire, we hit a deer — all okay, but geez, too much drama!). Wishing you and your husband and dear Franklin a Happy Thanksgiving! Deb

    • Catwoods says:

      Hi Deb, thanks so much for your kind words, I really appreciate it, and Franklin is purring! That is just too much going on at once, I agree! I sure hope the fire was put out quickly and there isn’t too much damage to your neighbor’s house. I’m so glad you are okay from the deer collusion, those can be really destructive. Deer are so darn unpredictable and fast, I’m always petrified when they are on or near any road we’re on. Deb, a Happy Thanksgiving to you and your husband and Charlie Dog and cats, from Leah.

      • DS Levy says:

        All okay, Leah — thanks for asking! The deer just ran out and hit the side of our car. Ironically, I was coming home from a writing workshop (haven’t been to one in years; maybe shouldn’t do anymore LOL). And my neighbor won’t get back in her house for 3-6 months, mostly due to smoke damage. I count my blessings neither was worse. Happy Thanksgiving to you as well — and a big hug to Franklin! 🙂 Deb

  14. chattykerry says:

    Many congratulations, Leah, and a hug to Franklin from me. 😻

  15. Lavinia Ross says:

    Congratulations, Leah! I bet Franklin is proud, too!

  16. Yvon says:

    Congratulation Leah, well deserved!

  17. Wow! Congrats!!

    Franklin really IS chillaxed! MOL!

  18. 15andmeowing says:

    Double congratulations! That is great news

  19. Timothy Price says:

    Wow. Congratulations. Franklin’s reaction looks about right.

  20. Charles Huss says:

    Congratulations. That’s great.

  21. Concatulations and The Female Human says welcome to The Catwriter’s Association, she loves these folks!
    Purrs & Head Bonks,
    The Tribe of Five

  22. Wonderful! Congratulations! 😻

  23. Cate says:

    Congratulations, Leah!

  24. Mollie Hunt says:

    Congratulations! I knew you would be accepted as a professional member!

  25. Lauren says:

    Hurrah, hurrah for Leah! ❤😽🤗

  26. Tanya says:

    Congratulations! 🙂

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