Last year, the Cat Writers’ Association celebrated its 25th Anniversary Conference in St. Louis. This year, due to the pandemic, this stellar event will be virtual. This is a great opportunity for non-members who produce cat-related material (stories, books, videos, poems, photography, art, etc.) to learn more about this great organization and for anyone else who might be curious about it. I’ve been a member for over twenty years. Joining this group has helped me grow as a writer, network with other authors and cat lovers, and make many new friends.
This year, I received three Certificates of Excellence in CWA’s annual communication’s contest. My winning entries included my short story, “Sneaky’s Christmas Mystery“; my pet character’s blog, Sneaky the Library Cat’s blog; and my Petsit.com article, “Keeping Your Indoor Pets Safe from Houshold Hazards.”
During the Awards Ceremony, the winners of the Muse Medallion, the most coveted prize of the Cat Writers’ Association, will be announced. Those who received Certificates of Excellence are eligible to win in the categories in which they won the certificates. My cats are keeping their paws crossed that I will win a Muse this year.
CWA is also hosting a fundraiser for a great cause, Tabby’s Place Cat Sanctuary. All donations will be entered into a raffle for wonderful prizes. The winners will be drawn on August 16. More details can be found here. You can also view some videos of Tabby’s Place on my cat character’s Feature Friday blog post.
I hope you’ll be able to join me and the other members of the Cat Writers’ Association on Saturday, August 8, at 7 pm EST. The event will be live streamed on the CWA Facebook page and the Glammies to Jammies event page, as well as on Zoom. Don’t miss this pawsome event. Your kitties can even attend with you.