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tatianna_coverDo cat books have nine lives? What I know for sure is Tatianna–Tales and Teachings of My Feline Friend published on October 29, 2007 does! Does award-winning cover art showcasing the beautiful watercolor work of Drew Strouble continue to be appreciated? His website featuring Tatianna artwork as well as other incredible feline portraits speaks for itself!

If you are looking for a book for the cat enthusiast on your holiday shopping list, this autographed book is one to consider.  I love to give and receive books for Christmas and always have several titles on my wish list. I will autograph the Tatianna book and provide complimentary gift wrapping and shipping. Both hard and soft cover editions are available. Hardcover books are $23.95 and soft cover books are $13.95. Please email me at with questions or to arrange a purchase.

I want to thank all my readers and followers for their support, recommendations, reviews, and referrals the past nine years. Many specialty shops have kindly carried the book. I appreciate the bloggers and radio personalities who have interviewed me and the libraries who have invited me to speak.

The Tatianna book is the winner of the Merial Human-Animal Bond Award in 2008 plus six other awards. The Merial award is judged on the Cat Writers’ Association entry that best reflects and promotes the strengthening of the human-animal bond, highlighting the bond between a cat and owner, as well as their relationship with their veterinarian as another direct caregiver. Visit Linda Mohr for further information.

Tatianna continues to work her magic as evidenced by your support and generosity. As stated on Tatianna’s jacket cover, “I feel connected to the faithful Tatianna who has never left my side—she is simply in another dimension.”

Thank you.



Drew Strouble and his fabulous feline artwork will be featured on the Animal Planet Network’s new show, “Must Love Cats!”(Southeast) on February 26, 2011 from 8-9 pm. Please check local listings in case of schedule change.

Drew is internationally recognized for his exquisite execution of detail. His collection of realistic watercolors of the domestic cat is the largest in the world by a single artist. Drew earned his BFA from Ringling School of Art & Design. His work has been on display in the Boca Museum of Art, the Jacksonville Art Museum and the New England Institute of Fine Arts. Exhibiting extensively for over thirty years, Drew has won many top awards and honors in painting and watercolor.  He has received a total of four highly coveted Muse Medallions from the Cat Writers’ Association.

I had the pleasure of working with Drew on the Tatianna portrait for the book cover. I sent him over a dozen descriptions of Tatianna’s eyes.  His work won the 2008 Cat Writers’ Association Muse Medallion Award for Best Illustration.  According to Drew, he seeks to capture the true spirit of the cat, and he does so beautifully!

One of the letters I sent Drew had this to say….Tatianna’s spirit possesses a tremendous energy force. I know she will be “assisting” you over the next few weeks. I can’t wait to see what the two of you create!! I know it will be nothing less than magnificent and will truly capture the essence of Tatianna.

Please visit Drew Strouble for additional information and to see his fabulous feline artwork. You won’t be disappointed!

Warm Purrs!

I recently returned from the Cat Writers’ Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. For three days I was surrounded by writers and journalists who are the voices for cats. It was an exhilarating first time experience for a kitten as I was called. I made many new friends from around the country and can’t wait to return next year. This year’s conference was held in conjunction with the Cat Fanciers’ International Cat Show. One afternoon I signed Tatianna books along with other cat authors at the CWA book booth. I also observed some of the judging and walked around and talked to competitors and admired all their awesome cats. I adored all of them, but particularly enjoyed seeing the American Domestic Shorthair, the Maine Coon and the Norwegian Forest cats.

The Tatianna book received two honors at the annual Purina CWA Awards Banquet. Drew Strouble, the portrait cover artist won a MUSE MEDALLION for ILLUSTRATION sponsored by CWA.  The book also received the MERIAL HUMAN-ANIMAL BOND AWARD sponsored by Merial.  According to the contest guidelines, “this award is presented to the entry that best reflects and promotes the strengthening of the human-animal bond, highlighting the bond between a cat and owner, as well as their relationship with their veterinarian as another direct caregiver. Entries will be judged for exceptional quality and on the ability to convey this concept and connect with the reader. Qualified entries include (but are not limited to) single articles, features, columns, short stories, books, poetry. This award consists of $1000 award and commemorative certificate”.

My name was drawn as a first alternate to receive a $500 scholarship sponsored by Premier to attend next year’s conference. I look forward to attending this professional conference in 2009 with or without the scholarship!

Bountiful Blessings!

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