How Guinea Pigs Got Me Into Pet Writing

Over the past few weeks, I’ve introduced you to some of the cats and dogs I’ve owned. Now it’s time to talk about one of my guinea pigs, and how my guinea pigs changed my life. Then later this month I’ll get back to informing you about animal issues. Continue reading How Guinea Pigs Got Me Into Pet Writing

Interview with Cat Author and Expert Amy Shojai

Growing up in Eastern Kentucky with no television, Amy Shojai spent a lot of time reading books, which eventually led her to try her own hand at writing stories. While still in Kentucky, she landed a job at a veterinarian … Continue reading Interview with Cat Author and Expert Amy Shojai

Interview with Lincoln 55+ Pet Columnist, Kathy Ward

Since the Summer of 2010, Kathy Ward has been delighting Lincoln 55+ readers with her quarterly pet column. In those seven years, she’s written about her own experiences with our animals, organizations that serve animals, and other pet-related topics such as senior living communities and their pet policies. I’m excited to shine a spotlight on a fellow pet writer. ALLISON: How did you become a columnist for Lincoln 55+? KATHY: I worked in the same agency as Keith Larsen, the editor of Lincoln 55+, for many years and wrote an article or two on health issues. When he mentioned writing … Continue reading Interview with Lincoln 55+ Pet Columnist, Kathy Ward

Writers to the Rescue: The Cat House

Love animals? Love to write? Then this is the club for you! Some animals need to be rescued. We’ll talk about why, look at lots of pictures, create ads and posters, and write adventure stories. Other animals rescue us. Learn about how animals are used to find people, save them from danger, alert them in medical emergencies, and all kinds of other animal heroics. If we’re lucky, we may even have some special human and furry guests. The above blurb was the description used to advertise one of the writing clubs I taught this summer through Community Learning Centers. In … Continue reading Writers to the Rescue: The Cat House