Friday 6 September 2019

Read a Book Day Feline Friday Friendlies and Flashback

Today is Read a Book day and so it's the purrfect excuse for us to plug our books. Yes, at least we're honest 😁😸

Here's a flashback of the very first promo graphic for my rescue story A Forever Home For Athena. It's not a great image, but Mum was too busy writing to have enough time to devote to her photography then. She also had a rubbish mobile phone.

Published in 2013, with partial royalties going to 3 of our fave animal charities, A Forever Home for Athena is available on Amazon. In recent years we began to donate 100% of the royalties. Unfortunately, it hasn't sold that many copies as we'd hoped and so has failed to raise much-needed donations for our chosen charities.

Mum's upset about that of course, but then she gets upset over a lot of things. She's been quite down again lately. 

Back in 2013 looking so much younger

Mum helped me write the book. She has written many other books as well.

Check out her books here. Not all of them are about cats but most do feature cats in them at some point. 

Here is a promo for Mum's cat books. This graphic was made for a Caturday Art post back when we were living in London. 

If you are looking for cat and pet books by other authors we've provided an affiliated Amazon link at the bottom of this post for you to browse and perhaps buy. No pressure. 

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1. I joined _________ in _________.

2. I wish I'd asked _________ about _________.

3. _________ had the biggest impact on who I am today.

4. _________ is the most beautiful place I have ever been.


1. I joined The Cats Protection in 2010.

2. I wish I'd asked my late dad more about his life in Cyprus. He came to England in the late 1950s and so did my mum later. They met and got married in the 60s in London. I enjoy learning about history and I'd love to find out more about my Greek heritage.

3. My love of cats and animals had the biggest impact on who I am today.

4. Sweden is the most beautiful place I have ever been. I love Scandinavia and would love to visit Finland too. Sweden is my kind of place with amazing scenery, forests and natural landscapes. Essex, where I live now is pretty lovely too. I'm so glad I finally moved out of London.

1. I joined my forever home in July 2011.

2. I wish I'd asked Mum about her younger days. She doesn't tell me much.

3. Wood Green, the Animals Charity, and my mum had the biggest impact on who I am today. If this amazing charity had not rescued me I wouldn't be here today and I certainly would not have met my mum.

4. My home is the most beautiful place I have ever been.

Join the Friendly Fill-Ins hop here

Don't forget the Caturday Art Blog Hop tomorrow!
Pet photo art using filters.
Cat art (not on the actual cat).
Animal art (not on the actual animal).
Your own drawings or paintings of animals.
Just keep it safe, clean and respectable!
Purrs and peace to you all 😻

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Sandee said...

You both did a great job on the fill-ins. Yes, you are a wise kitty.

Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. ♥

Summer said...

Selling books is so hard! My human knows.

Eastside Cats said...

I have your books on top of my 'to-read' pile, with Summer's mom's books next! I want to travel in Europe; I've got cat blogging friends in Finland, Russia, Poland...ENGLAND! I'll take a month off from work, maybe, and wander....

pilch92 said...

I love your Mum's book Athena. I understand how she feels about lack of sales, my lack of sales makes me sad too. Thank you both for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I am glad your Mum found you at the shelter and gave you a forever home. I hope you have a nice weekend! XO

Cathy Keisha said...

Great fill-in answers by both of you. TW doesn't read books. She's got a bunch of cat books I've won for her that are collecting dust. She says one day when we stop blogging she'll have time to read.

The Menagerie Mom said...

All of your books are on my to-read list! And thank you both for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! Marie, I can completely relate to your #3. Athena, your forever home is indeed the purrfect place for you. Purrs!