AMY SHOJAI LATEST NEWS
….several exciting things, at the moment! A number of updates have been added (as of November 2016) to this page, so scroll on down. A quick recap follows-you can read further for nitty-gritty details.
More than any other, this page offers an insider’s look at the author’s life and work. A book begins as an idea, then evolves with research, questions asked and answered, pictures added or subtracted, and edits made, until every intricate piece fits together like the myriad jigsaw pattern of fine stained glass. When successful, the published work shines-the individual parts no longer stand alone, but instead work as one to make a single glorious work of art.
Authors write alone, of necessity, but not in a vacuum. Writers cannot hope to succeed without readers–one cannot exist without the other! And I’ve got the BEST Sweet Peeps around, and thank you so very much for being a part of my writerly journey.
Of course, I’m never alone when I write–and always have a past, current or (perhaps?) future furry-muse hanging around to inspire my work. That’s “Magic von Fernheim” with his nemesis. This ten-year-old German Shepherd offers fuzzy inspiration for much of my work. The twenty-year-old cat, Seren(dipity) has not yet succumbed to his charms, though, which keeps things interesting.
Then in February 2014, Karma-Kat showed up on the patio. In the picture he’s the one on top, making a “Seren sandwich). Isn’t he handsome? He’s a shaded silver tabby pattern cat, and he (like Seren) was a dumped kitten . Seren is still hissed off but Magical-Dawg has a new best friend. You can read all about it in this blog post Karma Comes Home.
I welcome hearing from readers! You can reach me on my BLING, BITCHES & BLOOD BLOG and say “howdy” in the comments.
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PROMOTIONS, appearances and writing activities of interest
My “natural healing” book has been reborn! After being out of print for several years, it’s once again available in an oversize print edition, and for the first time in Kindle and audio book formats. Currently, it’s only available through Amazon…if you’re a Kindle Unlimited subscriber, you’re in luck!
My co-author Frank Steele and I were honored to present a couple dozen seminars and workshops in 2015 and at the December 2016 Texas State Thespian Festival. We used our original scripts and music as teaching tools. The students (and teachers!) LOVED STRAYS, THE MUSICAL and a middle school in Houston, Texas licensed and produced the show last spring. This year, the big favorites were STARZ, and the two-woman show A COMFORT BREEZE. You can find more information at the Shojai & Steele Plays page.
And this past September, I was hosted by Merck Animal Health to speak at their BLOGPURR event in New York City.
I have several upcoming appearances planned. Please stop in and say HOWDY if you’re in the area.
NEWS FLASH! CAT FACTS has won 2 awards! & New Series Launch!
Y’all know that both the award-winning CAT FACTSand the companion book DOG FACTSprint books & kindle versions (550+ pages with illustrations) released in the past few months, but now both are available in treat-size installments. Here’s why I’m doing this and if you want your installments you can go here for Dog Facts, The Series or head over for Cat Facts, The Series.
Check out upcoming appearances here.