bar Hey there–and thanks for visiting. As a creative person, I wear many sparkly hats, from playwright, composer, and performer to writer/blogger/author/journalist.

With the recent !@#$%TY!! pandemic, my in-person appearances are on hiatus. However, I’m still available for virtual talks and appearances via ZOOM or Skype or similar. Feel free to reach out to me via email amy @ (no spaces) and we’ll figure something out.

Check out a few of my past appearances on this page.


Amy Shojai Past Appearances

WRITE SCHTUFF — Stop by my booth to chat about what YOU need in your writer-icity journey! Special deals available for attendees interested in my on-demand coaching calls covering DIY Ebooks, Print Books, Audiobooks, Book Proposals, Blogging, Transitioning from Nonfiction to Fiction, and Book Promotion & Branding. Can’t attend OWFI or don’t want to wait? Register for your topic at this link!
As one of the founders of the organization, I have not missed a single conference event. This year, I’ll help with the Awards Banquet presentation which includes a performance of THE MUSE, an original song from my co-authored play STRAYS, THE MUSICAL.

Amy Shojai Recent Appearances

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Nov.  2019 (Texas Thespian Festival).  SHOJAI & STEELE PLAYS presented workshops at the TEXAS THESPIAN FESTIVAL to the 7100 attending student actors.

logo for playsSessions include: DAREDEVIL ACTING, SING BAD TO SELL YOUR SONG, TALK “DIRTY” TO ME, LICENSE TO BE OBNOXIOUS and many more. Check out our offerings here.

blogpurrSeptember 13, 2016, Hotel Indigo, Lower East Side, New York City.

Hosted by Merck Animal Health, a gathering of cat bloggers (invitation only).

DRAMA-MOMMA TO DOTING DAD. What types of Cat Parents are you and your readers? Every cat is the same—aloof, stand offish, can’t be trained….WE KNOW that’s false! Cats are like furry snowflakes, each with a different look and purr-sonality. So are owners. And while we all share a passion for cats—and so do our readers—understanding the kinds of cat parents who read our blogs can help us serve them better, and in turn, their cats. This fun power point includes a Q & A discussion of what’s “normal” for you and for your readers.


I’m also happy to craft a talk for your specific event. You can contact me by email amy @ (no spaces). Most of my in-person and webinar presentations include fun power point talks complete with SQUEEE! cute pet pictures.

You can also review my ASK AMY video series that covers all the funny, puzzling, frustrating and bizarre things our cats and dogs do–with tips how to solve your pet peeves. Here’s a sampling of some questions:

Animal Planet asked for my expertise for Dogs 101 and Cats 101. I was interviewed about 14 dog breeds and a dozen cat breeds. Of course, the fur-kids get all the really kewl close-ups! That’s me, with a lovely MinPin helper during the taping. These shows continue to air in reruns so you’ll be able to catch the full episodes by dialing up the TV shows. A sampling of some of the episodes are below:


American Shorthair




German Shepherd Dog

Basset Hound

Golden Retriever

Pembroke Welsh Corgi


Bichon Frise



West Highland White Terrier

TWICE MONTHLY KXII “Pet Talk” TELEVISION SEGMENTS Winner of the Cat Writers’ Association “MUSE MEDALLION” Award

Since January 2001, I’ve co-hosted the KXII-TV “Pet Talk” segment on the CBS morning news program, and in 2010 that moved to the noon time frame. I provide the topic and commentary in answer to the interviewer’s questions.

Pet Talk airs the first and third Wednesday of each month at 12:00 p.m. If you are in the viewing area (North Texas and Southern Oklahoma) and would like a particular topic addressed, please send me a note.

View other KXII Pet Talk segments featuring Amy by visiting her YouTube channel.


4--PetPeevesRadiologo--2-12-08PET PEEVES debuted in 2008, and since that time Amy recorded 82 shows. Pet Peeves won multiple Cat Writers’ Assn. “Muse Medallion” and Dog Writer’s Association of America “Maxwell Medallion” and special awards.

PET PEEVES covers what makes pet lovers snarl and growl, wag and purr, or bare their teeth, bringing together top animal experts to discuss, explain–and sometimes argue about–common and not-so-common pet peeves!

I dare you to listen–prepare to be challenged, entertained, and potentially PEEVED…but never, ever bored!

Archived shows remain available for your podcast listening enjoyment here. You can scroll through the listings and click on the topics that make you purr, howl, or sit up and beg.

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