TWO CAT-FRIENDLY AUTHORS TO APPEAR AT STURBRIDGE CAT SHOW
To most of us, books and cats go together like salt and pepper. So it’s purrfectly appropriate for New England Meow Outfit (N.E.M.O.) to announce that Jonathan Hall, author of two children’s books about “Toto the Tornado Kitten”, and Shawn Flynn, author of “THE KITTY Who Rescued Me After I Rescued Him” will be making appearances at the club’s upcoming cat show. Scheduled for August 26 and 27th at the Sturbridge Host Hotel, the show is held under the auspices of the Cat Fanciers’ Association, the world’s oldest and largest registry of purebred cats, and is expected to feature over 150 pedigreed and mixed-breed cats.
Hall, who will appear on Saturday, Aug. 26th, is a paramedic from Brimfield, MA who was inspired to write about the kitten he helped rescue during the tornado that hit Brimfield in June 2011 and subsequently adopted. Toto’s story and ensuring adventures are related in “Toto, the Tornado Kitten” and “Oh Toto! Where did you Go?”, both illustrated by Carol Ruzicka. Toto is expected to be present as well. Proceeds from the sale of both books benefits the Animal Rescue League of Boston.
Flynn, who will appear on Sunday, Aug. 27th, left his market-research career after 25 years to pursue his passion for writing, and drew his initial inspiration from his cherished connection with cats – in particular, one special cat whose heartwarming story is told in “THE KITTY. . .”. The book was a finalist in its category (Animals/Pets: Narrative Non Fiction) of the International Book Awards for 2017. A resident of Enfield, CT, Shawn volunteers with the Enfield Cat Rescue Project and will be donating a portion of the proceeds from sales of his book at the show to the Siamese Cat Rescue Center.