Franklin took a brief interest in editing recently. Taking a rare glance at the screen, he was pleased to see himself in the website banner. As a budding Editing Cat, he expressed approval.
Then we looked at the lovely Borgo Publishing site, where my book Catwoods, Stories and Studies of Our Feline Companions, is for sale.
“Impressive! But now that I’m up close I see that the black cat on the cover is not me, just who is that Othercat!?”
“That’s The Minx . . .”
“What the … ! Phsssst!”
It’s really quite a beautiful site, and, it’s kinetic! Getting the book at the Borgo Publishing Catwoods page will be the prettiest online buying experience ever!
“Nope, I’m just not gonna look at that,” says Franklin, “And I won’t be editing that second book unless I’m on the cover.”
“Um …” (The second volume is supposed to have our late Little Buddy aka Good Old Boy.)
“Seriously, I’m just not looking, not until my own picture’s on a book cover.”
Franklin being a cat, he has territorial rivalries; for humans the Catwoods book page at the Borgo Publishing Catwoods site is a feast for the eyes.
Our friend’s cat sweet Shelley!
“Phssssst,” says Franklin, ” Othercat!”
To see what friends who have read Catwoods are saying, go to my Leah T. Alford Amazon Author Page.
A few words from me about Catwoods the book:
It’s mainly about cats but also has forest and creek descriptions and history. I go for rhythm when composing word structures. I like to break the rules and have fun with language, otherwise, why bother? I kept the outmoded lavish writing quirks of some earlier decades when writing about those years. For more recent times, I employed the sparser style of today. I evolved to include more of the cadence, structure, and expressions of humans actually talking, not just in dialogue, but as the narrator. The book’s mood ranges from light and conversational to completely goofy to seriously scholarly, to feeling sad about history, and life events. Cats, too, have their own ways of being lighthearted, or studious, or gloomy. There are blissful, giddy moments, and somber moments as we look back. This is the way real life is – humans, and animals, having moods and phases.
News from the Cat Writers’ Association! They have an annual contest that is open to members and also non-members who are writing as well as creating works about cats in other media. Work must have been published in 2019. The deadline to enter is February 14th. You can read about it here: Cat Writers Association Communications Contest
Stay tuned, we will have more pictures of creek, woods, and cats, cats, cats. First we have to do some work on the computer so I can store more pictures, so that could delay my next posts.