Catwoods Book Gets Certificate of Excellence From the Cat Writers’ Association!

Franklin is not impressed, hahaha

My book, Catwoods, Volume 1, Stories and Studies of Our Feline Companions,ย just got a Certificate of Excellence from the Cat Writers’ Association! I am stunned and over the moon! I’ve gone back to see if my name is really there! I feel so honored to be on the list with artists and writers I’ve read and enjoyed, and cited, for years. And I’m so grateful to all of the CWA, and to those members who worked on this contest. One thing is for certain, the CWA is devoted to excellence in writing, and all other media, about cats.

This is an award in itself, but later in the summer, one book from the category I’m in, NONFICTION-OTHER – I was never easy to classify, LOL, will be chosen to receive another award, the Muse Medallion. I will allow myself a little hope there but if it’s not to be, I’m certainly happy to have this one, which now appears on the right-hand sidebar of this website.

In contrast to Franklin, a friend’s cat, Primrose, has something to say:

PrimroseJeffWhite

“WTH, there is no map to the catwoods in this book.” Photo by Louise Patten, Caption by Jeff White. Used with permission.

Thanks also to all who have purchased and read my book! Here’s a link to the Amazon Catwoods page or you can go to “Order the Catwoods Book Online” page above for direct links to Ernest and Hadley or Borgo Publishing. Outside the US, for right now you have to email easty@ernestandhadleybooks.com and they will arrange for you to get your book. The publisher has told me they are working on making changes so this will be easier in the future.

We’ll get back to spring, and kittens, soon!

About Leah

I'm Leah T. Alford, a writer fascinated by the natural world and animals, especially cats.
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77 Responses to Catwoods Book Gets Certificate of Excellence From the Cat Writers’ Association!

  1. Ellen Hawley says:

    Congratulations! That’s great news.

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  2. chattykerry says:

    Many congratulations, Leah! Your photographs are lovely, especially the Iris.

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  3. Candace says:

    That’s great, Leah! Congrats!

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  4. Chandra Lynn says:

    What an honor! Congratulations!

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  5. Way to go, Leah. A thrill rarely earned.

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  6. cat9984 says:

    Congratulations and good luck!

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  7. Congratulation Leah! This is great news indeed and I am very pleased to hear that. This recognition is important to help safeguard cats from across the chessboard and your tireless work and passion towards cats must always be well praised! Keep up the brilliant work! Towards Cats of the World! Ashraf

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    • Catwoods says:

      Thank you so much for your kind words Ashraf! Indeed it’s nice to get some recognition. I do what I can, I just wish I wasn’t ill so I could do more. But, we do what we can! Meows!

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  8. Lauren says:

    You deserve it!

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    • Catwoods says:

      Thanks Lauren, I just hope I can keep up with all everything I need to do concerning the book and the blog, I’m feeling mighty ragged these days.

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  9. Concatulations!!! We’re very happy for you.

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  10. icelandpenny says:

    so exciting, good for you!

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  11. Primrose is a funny comedienne kitty!! MOL! She got her message across though:)

    Franklin, I hope you are giving your Mom lots of purrs and headbonks…she deserves them.

    Congrats on your honor!

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    • Catwoods says:

      Hahaha I cracked up when my friends posted that picture of Primrose! Thanks so much for your kind words Meezer’sMews&TerreristicalWoofs!

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  12. Congratulations! A well-deserved award!

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  13. pollymorse says:

    Hi, I wanted to ask about sponsorship in the CWA. Is there a way to email or message you? Or is it okay to discuss right here? Thanks

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    • Catwoods says:

      Hi Polly, I’d be glad to communicate with you about sponsorship but I’d like to do it by email and I hope that works for you. There’s a comment section on the wordpress dashboard that includes the emails of commenters. I found yours there and can email you in a few days. Or, if you can find mine on a comment you can email me. Just don’t get worried if I’m slow to answer as I stay busy, have health issues, so I’m a slacker.

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  14. Charlee: “Congratulations, that is very cool! And gosh, Franklin, what does it take to impress you?”
    Chaplin: “Birds, probably!”

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  15. Bernadette says:

    Con-cat-ulations! I can’t wait to read it!

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  16. Yvon says:

    Wonderful, congratulations dear Leah ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ˜บ๐ŸŽ†

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  17. Pam Lazos says:

    Congratulations, Leah!

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  18. -Eugenia says:

    Congratulations! ๐Ÿ˜ป

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  19. Charles Huss says:

    Congratulations. I am very happy for you.

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  20. terrepruitt says:

    Fantastic! Congratulations!

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  21. Congratulations! Franklin has such a cute little white patch. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Catwoods says:

      Thanks so much Lynette, I appreciate it! Franklin does indeed have a white spot on his undersides Lynette, but that’s our friend’s cat Primrose in the second picture, and the late Minx on the cover of the book; all very similar looking black kitties!

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  22. nananoyz says:

    Congratulations!!!

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  23. Cate says:

    Congratulations, Leah, and a friendly pat to Franklin!

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  24. retrodee says:

    ConCATulations! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  25. floridaborne says:

    The writing community is proud of you!!!
    I love hearing success stories. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Congratulations!

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  26. Brian says:

    Big congrats from all of us, that’s really a wonderful thing and we’ll all happy dance with you!

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  27. 15andmeowing says:

    Congratulations on your well deserved honor. I love your book and I hope you get the Muse Medallion. XO

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  28. Congratulations, that’s great!!

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  29. Lavinia Ross says:

    Congratulations, Leah! ๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿฑ

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  30. Thatโ€™s great@! You go, Cat. All the best, Larry

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  31. Congrats! Wonderful honor.

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  32. Timothy Price says:

    Congratulations despite Franklin’s unimpressed expression.

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  33. Concatulations Miss Leah!!! Yore a *star*!! An Franklin you gotta bee proud of yore Meowmy…Just think yore her inn-spiration…
    **purrss** BellaDharma

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  34. John says:

    Congratulations to you! The bottom photo is so cute! Meow! ๐Ÿ˜ป

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