Cat Writers’ Association Conference

FOSTER CITY, Calif. — If you want to know more about cats, and even dogs, the pet experts will be in Foster City, Calif. for the three-day Cat Writers’ Association (CWA), Inc. professional conference, November 17-19, 2006. Authors will be autographing their books at the 2006 Cat Fancier’s Association 19th Annual International Cat Show at the San Mateo County Expo Center on Saturday, November 18, from 1 to 5 p.m. Book signings are also scheduled at the CWA autograph booth on November 17, from noon to 4 p.m., and on November 19, times still to be determined.

Below is a listing of the authors, times for signings and some of their book titles. These include expert writers of non-fiction books such as how-to books for pet owners, veterinary resources and breed books, as well as humor and fiction authors.

The CWA is an international organization of about 200 published writers, photographers, broadcasters and artists who specialize in feline issues. Its professional writing conference is held annually in conjunction with the CFA International show, the largest cat show in the Western Hemisphere. For more information consult the CWA website at www.catwriters.org.

Contact: Fran Pennock Shaw, President, [email protected]

NOTE: Bios, author photos and email addresses are available on request if you wish to set up interviews.

SIGNING TIMES AND AUTHORS on Saturday, Nov. 18, 1-5 p.m. (Exact times may change)

1-2 p.m.

Alex Matthews, “”Blood’s Burden,”” “”Cat’s Claw,”” and more

Dena Harris, ‘””Lessons in Stalking””

J. Anne Helgren, “”Himalayan Cats: A Complete Pet Owner’s Manual,”” “”Barron’s Encylcopedia of Cat Breeds,”” and more.

Amy Shojai, “”Chicken Soup for the Cat Lover’s Soul,”” “”PETiquette,”” “”Complete Kitten Care,”” and more.

Betsy Stowe, “”Calico Tales and Others””Ellen Perry Berkeley, “”Maverick Cats,”” “”TNR Past, Present, and Future””

2-3 p.m.

Susan Ewing, “”A New Owner’s Guide to Pembroke Welsh Corgies,”” “”The Pug,”” and more.

Clea Simon, “”The Feline Mystique,”” “”Mew is for Murder,”” “”Cattery Row””

Sandra Baba, “”Cisco Kitty, Forever Friends””

Cynthia Von Buhler, “”The Cat Who Wouldn’t Come Inside””

Shirley Rousseau Murphy, “”Christmas Cats,”” “”Cat on the Edge,”” “”Motherhood is Murder,”” and more.

3-4 p.m.,

Mordecai Siegal, “”I Just Got A Kitten. What Do I Do?”” “”The Complete Cat Book,”” and more.

Dan Poynter, “”The Older Cat,”” “”Is There a Book Inside You?”” and more.

Susan Easterly, “”Your Older Cat,”” “”The Guide to Handraising Kittens””

Linda Kay Hardie, “”Lucky Louie and the Bad Dream Patrol””

Barbara Saunders, “”Ivan Pavlov: Exploring the Mysteries of Behavior””

4-5 p.m.

Dusty Rainbolt, “”Kittens For Dummies,”” “”The Four Redheads of the Apocalypse,”” “”All the Marbles””

Kim Thornton, “”The Everything Dog Health Book,”” “”Bloodhounds: A Complete Pet Owner’s Manual,”” and more.

Cathy Conheim, “”Henry’s World,”” “”What’s the Matter with Henry?””

Bob Walker, “”The Cats’ House,”” “”Cats into Everything””

Maggie Bonham, “”Cancer and Your Pet,”” “”Bring Me Home: Cats Make Great Pets,”” and more.

Arden Moore, “”The Kitten Owner’s Manual,”” “”50 Ways to Pamper Your Cat,”” and more.

Additional signings will be held on Friday, Nov. 17 and Sunday, Nov. 19 but exact times and authors are not yet determined.

The CWA is an international organization of about 200 published writers, photographers, broadcasters and artists who specialize in feline issues. Its professional writing conference is held annually in conjunction with the CFA International show, the largest cat show in the Western Hemisphere. For more information consult the CWA website at www.catwriters.org.

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