April 1, 2015
Hi, CWA members!
We're playing a bit of catch-up here, bringing you up to date with the new DigitalMEOW edition of the traditional "CWA Welcome Mat."
Please join me in welcoming CWA members who have joined us in the last quarter of 2014, and the first quarter of 2015.
New Associate members, fourth quarter 2014
Suzanne M. Doute - A763-14
8705 Thorntree Dr.
Grosse Ile, MI 48138
Suzanne M. Doute is a cat blogger. Her blog is "The Island Cats." Her sponsor is Debbie Glovatsky.
Toni Lotempio - A765-14
570 Allwood Rd, #6
Clifton NJ 07012
973-472-0930 (home), 973-284-3438 (business)
Toni Lotempio is an author and blogger. She’s the author of “Meow if it’s Murder;” released by Penguin in December, 2014. Toni’s blogs at “Cats, Books… and More Cats!” Her sponsor is Carole Nelson Douglas.
Janet B. Blue - A766-14
1018 Wasena Ave. SW
Roanoke VA 24015-5310
540-345-2594 (home), 540-529-9768 (business)
Janet B. Blue is a blogger who specializes in cat humor, poetry, book reviews and product reviews. Her sponsor is Debbie Glovatsky.
Alison M. Jones - A769-14
PO Box 22030, 421 la Have St.
Bridgewater, Nova Scotia B4V 3W6 CANADA
Alison Jones specializes in writing, TNR/feral cats, Russian Blues and Turkish Angoras. Alison’s sponsor is Wendy Christensen
New Professional members, fourth quarter 2014
Romana Gould - P764-14
1177 Old Bush River Road
Chapin SC 29036
Romana Gould is a teacher, author and photographer. She is the creator of “Daily Inspurrations… to help you always land on your feet.” She’s been teaching for 22 years and is active in animal rescue. Her sponsor is Wendy Christensen.
Jennifer Osterman LVT - P767-14
5576 Juneberry Pt.
Waterford MI 48329
248-722-8936 (home), 248-666-5287 (Exclusively Cats Veterinary Hospital), 248-666-9442 (fax)
Jennifer Osterman is an LVT whose expertise is in veterinary care and feline health. She maintains the blog for her employer, Exclusively Cats Veterinary Hospital. Her sponsor is Amy Shojai.
Jody Lynn Nye - P768-14
24951 Middle Fork Rd.
Barrington IL 60010
Jody Lynn Nye specializes in writing and photography. She is widely published, both in print and online. She's the author of the story collection “Cats Triumphant.” Her sponsors are Carole Nelson Douglas, Dusty Rainbolt and Mary Turzillo.
Jonathon Scott (“Jonny”) Payne - P770-14
12390 Burgreen Rd.
Madison AL 35756
facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/mightylittleman2014
Johathon Scott Payne is a writer specializing in the human/animal bond, pet loss and pets and the military. He is the author of “Mighty Little Man: My Story, His Story, Our Story.” Jonathon’s sponsor is Ingrid King.
Emma Boyes - P771-14
Flat 4, 31 Wellington Square
Hastings, East Sussez TN34 1PN
Emma Boyes is a professional writer and journalist who has been widely published online and in print. She is the author of “1106 Fascinating Facts About Cats.” Her sponsor is Steve Fisher.
Dawn White - P772-14
85-04 Forest Parkway, Apt. 3D
Woodhaven NY 11421
Dawn White is a writer specializing in rescue, cruelty-free living and cat humor. She is the author of “Lola: Diary of a Rescued Cat: From being thrown in a dumpster to the luckiest cat in the world!” Dawn White’s sponsor is Lisa Fleming.
New Associate members, first quarter 2015
Claire Bertolini - A775-15
Claire Bertolini is a cat blogger who specializes in education about living with cats, and cat-related products. She runs a multilingual blog and is a native French speaker. Her sponsor is Debbie Glovatsky.
Tom von Kapherr- A782-15
303 rue Shefford
Bromont, Quebec J2L 1B8
Tom von Kapherr is a freelance writer, blogger and photographer. His popular humor blog is called “Cats at the Bar." His sponsor is Wendy Chistensen.
Olivia Canlas - A783-15
122 1st Ave. West
Olivia Canlas is the co-founder and CEO of MeowBox. Her interests include cat play and social media. Her sponsor is Tamar Arslanian.
New Professional members, first quarter 2015
Leslie A. Goodwin - P773-15
12089 North 75th St.
Longmont CO 80503
Leslie A. Goodwin specializes in FIP and nonfiction. She is the author of “CATSKILLS: Loving Care for Cats.” Leslie’s sponsors are Dusty Rainbolt and Susan Gingrich.
Denise LeBeau - P774-15
28A Kyle Rd.
Hampton Bays NY 11946
Denise LeBeau specializes in outreach stories: trap/neuter/return, rescue, and community cat projects. She is the outreach writer for Best Friends Animal Society. She is also the “Inspiring People” columnist for Best Friends magazine. Denise’s sponsor is Cimeron Morrissey.
Heather Marcoux - P776-15
Red Deer, Alberta T4N0Y3
Heather Marcoux is a writer who specializes in cat humor and cat care. She is a frequent contributor to Catster.com. Her sponsor is Vicky Walker.
Emily Fowler - P777-15
56 Old Budbrooke Rd, Hampton Magna
Warwick, Warwickshire CV35 8RR
Emily Fowler is a writer who specializes in cat behavior and psychology, cat care and general cat-related issues. She is currently studying for a diploma in Feline Behavior and Psychology. She regularly ghostwrites online blogs and articles about cats, as well as having feature articles published in national cat magazines and pet trade magazines. Her sponsor is Wendy Christensen.
Patrick Jennings - P778-15
938 Water St. #301
Port Townsend WA 98368
Patrick Jennings is the author of over 20 books for young readers. He is also a lecturer and teacher of writing, and a member of the SCBWI. He’s owned 7 cats in the past 20 years. He is the author of the chapter book “Hissy Fitz” (EgmontUSA, January, 2015). Patrick's sponsor is Wendy Christensen.
Lisa Kerber - P779-15
71 Laurel St.
Marlborough NH 03455
603-876-3325 (business); 603-876-3911 (home)
Lisa Kerber is an author. She writes, “I love animals and nature and think cats occupy a special place superior to typical pets. I spend time outside every day walking or tending to our extensive flower gardens. I enjoy fiddling, singing, and doing what I can to mitigate human impacts on the earth.” Lisa is the author of “Hardworking Cats: A Humorous Look at the Feline Contribution to Our Workaday World." Her sponsor is Wendy Christensen.
Loretta Cicerrella - P780-15
310 Cooper Foster Park Row
Lorain OH 44053
Loretta Cicerrella is a writer and award-winning photographer. She writes articles about rescue and feral cats for blogs and magazines. Her sponsor is Christine Booras.
Kezia Willingham - P781-15
2520 SW Trenton St
Seattle WA 98106
Kezia Willingham is a regular contributor to Catster,com, and believes that cats are worthy of protection and advocacy. Her interests include cats and kids, rescue, adoption, health benefits of cats, and multi-cat households. Kezia's sponsor is Vicky Walker.
Kayla Fioravanti – P784-15
4496 Gosey Hill Rd.
Franklin TN 37064
Kayla Fioravanti’s areas of interest are cats, aromatherapy, crafts and nonfiction writing. She's a book and magazine writer, poet, and cat blogger. Her sponsor is Ingrid King.