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May 24, 2016

Hi, CWA colleagues....

Please join me in welcoming these new CWA members who have joined since March 20, 2016.

2516 D St.
Lincoln NE  68502
Blog: (book review blog)
Allison Hunter-Frederick is a book reviewer who blogs for Lincoln Animal Ambassadors. Her interests include improving the lives of animals and addressing pet homelessness. She’s a TNR caretaker and advocate, and a children’s writing club teacher with a focus on animals.

Allison writes, “Several years ago, a stray cat adopted me and turned me into a cat lover and advocate. My husband and I now own three cats and a dog. I’ve volunteered with various animal groups and now maintain a blog for one of them. My duties include writing articles, finding guest bloggers, and helping to promote animal welfare. I am an active member of BlogPaws and am honored to also belong to the CWA.”

TAN, MARY M.  -  P817-16
2302 Copper Creek Trail
Buffalo MN  55313
512-209-3303 (video production business)
Mary Tan is a journalist, TV host, media relations professional and blogger who specializes in media relations, crisis communications, cat behavior issues, homeless cats, volunteerism, cat blogging, and video production. She’s affiliated with the Asian American Journalists Association and the Society of Professional Journalists.

Mary writes, “I was thrilled to learn of your organization through the BlogPaws network. I am an avid cat lover who enjoys writing about all things feline. In January of 2015 I started a pet blog called Whisker Fabulous, which has the basic theme of seeing life with an inspirational, positive spin.

    I write posts through the eyes of my dog Josie and cat Farley Waddlesworth. Sometimes I just write from my point of view. Both my animals are special needs pets so I write about their challenges. I also have several other pet loving friends who are guest posters, who write about their cats and rabbits.

    Even though my blog includes other types of animals, my true love is writing about cats, especially my kitten Farley! When not writing my blog I am also the owner of Whisker Media, a public relations and marketing video production firm where I hope to one day focus on the pet industry.

    I am also a former television news journalist, with more than 13 years of broadcast journalism experience in cities such as Atlanta, Las Vegas and Minneapolis. I am currently a freelance guest host on a TV show called Life to the Max, which is a television show that airs all over the Midwest and features people living life to the fullest.”

MASTILOCK, L. E.  -  P818-16
765 Heath Cove
Santa Cruz CA  95062
Twitter: @rascalandrocco
Zazzle: (gift shop)
L. E. Mastilock is an author, artist and professional blogger. She specializes in humor and (soon) children’s books. She’s a Blog Paws Professional Influence member, and has worked on many cat-related blogging campaigns. She’s a published author in a top-selling cat rescue anthology (Her cat Rascal’s story, “Twice Disrupted,” appears in “Rescued: The Stories of 12 Cats Through Their Eyes,” FitCat Publishing, 2015)

She writes, “I blog about cats and sometimes dogs and other animals. I am also an artist and create pet portraits, drawings, paintings and other cat art. I plan to publish some children’s books and other short stories about cats as ebooks this spring. I post regularly on my blog about cats, pet care, and animal causes.”

923 Corvette Ave.
New Carlisle OH  45344
Marianne Broadwater is a writer. She’s the author of an epic fantasy novel, “The Author.”

WEST, DORENE E.  -  P820-16
PO Box 922842
Sylmar CA  91392
Twitter: @CatAuthors
YouTube for CatAuthors:
Dorene E. West is an author and blogger, and creator of the website/blog She writes: “I started blogging/posting in September, 2014. I have blogged/posted weekly since June 1, 2015 (almost one year).’”

Dorene is affiliated with Blog Paws. She's also ex-chair of Women Empowered. an organization for the women of the Los Angeles County Probation Dept. (where she worked for 39 years – her work experience included writing grants, technical manuals as well as investigative reports and annual appraisals of staff).

She’s also a member of Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP) and other organizations affiliated with law enforcement.

GREEN, HEATHER  -  P821-16
17175 Phantom Lane
Hamilton VA  20158
Twitter: @Heatherlgreen
Heather Green is a freelance writer, editor and analyst. An award-winning journalist, she wrote about technology for BusinessWeek and Bloomberg for 15 years. She lives in Virginia with her husband, daughter Lilly, and two rescue cats from Union City, New Jersey.

Heather holds a bachelor’s degree in comparative literature from the University of Virginia and a master’s degree in political science from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris. As a cat writer, Heather’s specialty is memoirs.

Heather is the author of “To Catch a Cat: How Three Stray Kittens Rescued Me” (Penguin’s Berkley, a division of Penguin/Random House, July 2016). 

PIGOTT, MELISSA, Ph. D.  -  P822-16
1109 West Cypress Drive
Pompano Beach FL  33069
954-599-8662 (home), 954-784-0110, X201 (business), 954-784-0211 (fax)
Dr. Melissa Pigott is a first-time cat book author. She writes, “I have numerous publications in peer-reviewed psychology journals, as well as 2 previously published books. My nonfiction cat book is intended to be the first in a series.”

Dr. Pigott’s background is in social psychology and litigation consulting. She is also a bass guitarist. She’s the author of “Ziggy Stardust: A Cat’s Tale” (2016)

VOCELLE, LAURA  -  P823-16
c/o Sultan Qaboos University, Language Center
PO Box 43
Al Khoud, Muscat
Twitter: @TheGreatCat1
Laura Vocelle specializes in domestic cat history, art and literature.

GREGG, PAULA, Ph.D.  -  P824-16
132 Ashton Circle
Lexington SC  29073
803-996-3094 (home, 803-206-0311 (cell)
Paula A. Gregg, Ph. D., is a writer and blogger. She specializes in cat humor and photography; product reviews; and general cat-related information. She’s a brand ambassador for PetBox and She’s also the host and organizer of Secret Paws; and Publisher for Cat Blogger Calendars.
Paula writes, “I’ve blogged for over seven years through two different blogs: Sweet Praline and Sweet Purrfections. I’ve published three calendars for cat bloggers which includes photos of cats from around the world. The most recent calendar is a weekly planner that includes important holidays and cat blogging dates.”
112 Santa Rosa Court
Laguna Beach CA  92651
949-715-7223 (home), 949-285-3730 (business)
Pamela Knudsen is a writer and blogger who specializes in feline welfare, care and behavior. She’s a member of the SCBWI, the Laguna Beach Business Club, and the Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce Pamela is the volunteer public relations coordinator and cat cuddler for The Blue Bell Foundation for Cats.

BURNHAM, SOPHY  -  P826-16
4000 Cathedral Ave NW 21B
Washington DC  20016
202-333-9215 (home), 202-489-4885 (cell)
Sophy Burnham is a writer, author and playwright who has had 3 books on the New York Times bestseller list. She’s affiliated with the Author’s Guild and the Cosmos Club.

Sophy is the author of “Love, Alba” (River Sanctuary Publishing, July 10, 2015), a romance told by a cat. It was named “Indie Finalist, 2015 Book of the Year” for all independent, small, university and self-published books.


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