Amy Shojai, CABC … The Accidental Writer
Sharing Pet-centric Dreams to Empower Pet Lovers
I didn’t set out to be a writer.
Nope, I planned to star on Broadway despite my shyness. Or live in a cave with a pet lion and wolf. Even as a kid, I dreamed big.
I always loved animals though.
Becoming a Vet Technician (a totally happy accident), I learned to translate “medicalese” to help pet parents understand complicated jargon and with encouragement I started writing these stories down and submitting them.
Plenty of book rejection letters came my way, until a New York editor who read my articles offered me two book contracts!
After 911, nobody wanted pet books anymore. So I wrote the thriller I’d always wanted to read.
And when readers loved it as much as I did–and THE JAMES ROLLINS gave me a glowing cover quote!–that first roller-coaster story turned into a series. Who’d a-thunk it? You can check out the thrillers below. Go ahead, ya know ya want to!
Today, I don’t limit my dreams. I write cat and dog nonfiction in my books, my blog, and for select corporate clients. And I still daydream in my fiction books and theatre pursuits.
I’ve learned to look on accidents and
reinventing myself as opportunities.
After all, you gotta DREAM it first, before you can chase and catch that brass ring. I’m blessed with an abundance of furry muses who inspire my work.
Write Schtuff Advice
New Ways to Share.
I’ve come full circle from the little girl dreaming of Broadway…today I write and perform music and plays, some with pets. And I share advice for newer writers. It’s my way to pay it forward.
Plays, Scripts & Musicals
Now you know a bit about me, I’d love to hear about you. What do you love to read (or write)? And what furry wonders share your heart? Subscribe to my newsletter to share.
You’ll find lots of pet-centric resources here, from pet care books to thrillers, writing tips, and theater scripts. Browse away to find the book (or five!) you’ve always wanted to read!
I’m Available~~to Speak!
Choose your poison: In person, virtually, or on-demand webinars to address pet questions, writing and publishing, or even (gasp!) drama-mamma stuff! Check it out here.
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