Contact

Email: amy @ shojai.com (no spaces)

Snail Mail: PO Box 1904, Sherman TX 75091-1904

PERSONAL INFORMATION

NAME: Amy Shojai
HOMETOWN: Bristol, Indiana
BIRTHDAY:
November 6
MARITAL STATUS:
Married
FUR-KIDS:
Seren-Kitty, Magical-Dawg, Karma-Kat
HIGH SCHOOL:
Central High School, Elkhart, Indiana
COLLEGE:
Goshen College, Goshen, Indiana, Double-Major in  Music/Theater (performance)
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS:
Veterinary Technician, IAABC Certified Animal Behavior Consultant

Professional Affiliations

International Thriller Writers

Sisters In Crime

Alliance of Independent Authors

Oklahoma Writers Federation

Cat Writers Association

Dog Writers Association of America

BlogPaws

WRITING AWARDS

awards

  • 2016 Dr. Jim Richards Cornell Feline Health Center Veterinary Issues Award“Cat Facts: The A-to-Z Pet Parent’s Home Care Encyclopedia.”
  • 2016 CWA Muse Medallion Award Health/Care Book, “CAT FACTS: The Pet Parent’s A-to-Z Home Care Encyclopedia”
  • 2015 AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy and Canine Good Citizen Award
  • 2015 DWAA Maxwell Nomination: COMPLETE PUPPY CARE
  • 2015 BlogPaws “Nose-to-Nose” Nominee: Best Written Blog
  • 2014 CWA Muse Medallion Award: Best Newspaper Column, “P’ETiQuette”
  • 2013 DWAA Maxwell Medallion Award: Best Humor Column,  “Why Puppies Are Better Than Cats”(Puppies.about.com)
  • 2013 DWAA Maxwell Medallion Award: Best Newspaper Column, “P’ETiQuette”
  • 2012 CWA Muse Medallion Award Behavior Book, “ComPETability: Solving behavior problems in your multi-cat household”
  • 2011 & 2012 DWAA Maxwell Medallion Award: Best Dog Website, “Puppies.About.com
  •  2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2012 CWA Muse Medallion Award: Newspaper Column, “P’ETiQuette”
  •  2012 CWA Muse Medallion Award: Online article/health, “10 Tips to Keep Your Cat’s Brain Forever Young” (VetStreet.com)
  • 2011 CWA Muse Medallion Award: Radio, “Pet Peeves: Feral Cats and TNR,” (PetLifeRadio.com)
  •  2011 CWA Muse Medallion Award: Online article/behavior, “8 Kinds of Cat Aggression” (Cats.About.com)
  •  2010 TIDY CATS® FELINE BEHAVIOR AWARD: for “Cat Talk” (cats.About.com)
  • 2010 CWA Muse Medallion Award: Newsletter article, “Debunking 10 Feline Urban Legends” (Catnip)
  • 2010 CWA Muse Medallion Award: Online article/Behavior, “Cat Talk” (cats.About.com)
  • 2010 CWA Muse Medallion Award: Online article/Health & Care, “Old Cat Behavior & Senility” (cats.About.com)
  •  2009 CWA Muse Medallion Award: Televison, “Pet Talk: Allergies, Toxoplasmosis, Flea Product Safety” (KXII-CBS)
  • 2009 CWA Muse Medallion Award: Radio, “Pet Peeves: Cat-egorically Wrong!, Cats, Babies, Myth-takes” (PetLifeRadio.com)
  •  2009 CWA Muse Medallion Award: Online Article, “Claw Training 101” (shojai.com)
  •  2008 North Shore Animal League America Award (DWAA): Radio, “Pet Peeves: Sex & the Single Pet” (PetLifeRadio.com)
  •  2008 CWA Muse Medallion Award: Radio, “Pet Peeves: A Win-Winn Situation” (PetLifeRadio.com)
  •  2008 CWA Muse Medallion Award: Online Article, “It’s All About the Cat!” (shojai.com)
  •  2007 DWAA Maxwell Medallion Award: Newsletter Feature, “When Dogs Battle For Status” (Your Dog)
  •  2007 Sticky Paws Training Award: “Cat Meets Dog: Bringing Magic Home” (Animal Behavior Consulting, Theory & Practice)
  •  2007 CWA Muse Medallion Award: Online Column, “Purina Emotional Health” (catchow.com)
  •  2007 CWA Muse Medallion Award: Essay, “Dr. James R. Richards, A Lasting Legacy” (shojai.com)
  •  2005 & 2006 Friskies Writer of the Year Award: for year’s body of work
  •  2006 CWA Muse Medallion Award; Chicken Soup for the Cat Lover’s Soul
  •  2005 DWAA PetSafe Award for PETiQuette: Solving Behavior Problems in Your Multipet Household
  •  2005 AKC Companion Animal Recovery Award for “Finding Lost Pets” (Herald Democrat news article
  •  2005 Purina O.N.E. Health Award for “The Many Faces of Feline Infectious Peritonitis” (Herald Democrat news article)
  •  2005 Sticky Paws Training Award for “Trick Training Tabby” (Herald Democrat news article)
  •  2004 Merial Human-Animal Bond Award for Complete Care for Your Aging Cat
  •  2004 Hartz Award for writing on senior cat issues for Complete Care for Your Aging Cat
  •  2004 PetMate Safe Cat Award for “Avoiding a Cat-astrophe” (Herald Democrat news article)
  •  2004 Purina Cat Chow Nutrition Award for “A Weighty Problem” (HealthyPet magazine)
  •  2004 CWA Muse Medallion Award Online Column, “Way of Life-Emotional Health”
  •  2004 CWA Muse Medallion Award Newspaper Editorial, “Don’t Make Litter-ary Errors”
  • 2004 DWAA Maxwell Medallion Award for Complete Care for Your Aging Dog, best care/health book
  •  2003 CWA Muse Medallion Award Television Presentation, “Pet Talk”
  •  2003 CWA Muse Medallion Award Online Column, “TabbyTudes”
  •  2003 CWA Muse Medallion Award Online Article, “Love to the Max”
  •  2002 CWA Muse Medallion Award for Complete Kitten Care, best cat behavior/training book
  •  2002 CWA Muse Medallion Award for Complete Kitten Care, best single B&W photo
  •  2002 CWA Muse Medallion Award for Complete Kitten Care, best series B&W photos
  •  Purina Kitten Chow Kitten Care Award — 2002 for Complete Kitten Care, best entry on kittens
  •  2002 CWA Muse Medallion Award Online Column, “Way of Life-Emotional Health”
  •  2001 CWA Muse Medallion Award for Way of Life-Emotional Health(CatChow.com), best cat online column
  •  2001 CWA Muse Medallion Award for PeerlessHealth.com Series Article, “The Healing Power of Touch”
  •  2000 CWA Muse Medallion Award for Way of Life-Emotional Health (CatChow.com), best cat online column
  • 1998 CWA Muse Medallion Award for The Purina Encyclopedia of Cat Care, best cat health/care book
  •  1996 Oklahoma Writers Federation “OKIE” Award for Kitten Care & Training, best nonfiction book
  •  1996 DWAA Maxwell Medallion Award for “Pets Are Good For Your Health” published in PetLife
  • 1996 Purina Kitten Chow Kitten Care Award — for Kitten Care & Training, best entry on kittens
  •  1996 CWA Muse Medallion Award for Kitten Care & Training, best cat care book
  •  1993 The Sulfodene/Scratchex Award for Journalistic Excellence in Dog Grooming and Skin Care
  •  1993 The Eukanuba Nutrition Award — Presented by IAMS for the best article on canine nutrition
  •  1993 The Mark Francis Award for Journalistic Excellence — Presented by the Texas Veterinary Medical Association
  •  National Federation of Press Women National Communications Contest — 1993: for The Cat Companion
  • 1993 Texas Press Women Communications Contest — First Place, The Cat Companion
  • 1992 First Place, Science/Health Articles Presented by the Texas Veterinary Medical Association
  • 1992  Hill’s Nutrition Award

 

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