Years ago, 2007, I started a blog, about my cats, because I wanted to promote my books but also because I wanted to learn more about writing. Many people suggested that I turn the blog into a book. Others had had amazing success doing this. Try as hard as I could I failed to find a publisher and came to the conclusion that if I put pictures of cats in boxes on my site people would be interested. So, I gave up, settled back into walking and blogging…….. until I met Graffeg.
Now I am working on a book with them, of words and images. Its not a children’s books. Infact when I pitched the book I found it very hard to describe the shape of it. It was like trying the describe the shape of a cat. It is what it is, and the only way to find out what that is will be to buy it. But meanwhile putting it together from the thousands of photographs is a little like herding cats, which is also a little of what walking with cats is like.
The book will come out in a small format, with, hopefully, a limited edition large format too.
Because I have to draw the words on a page using a pen first ( very different way of thinking to tapping out on a keyboard), I am using a beautiful notebook from Scaramanga to hold words and images together.
The book will be dedicated to Tom Hetherington ( who loves Elmo) and his mum and dad. With special thanks to my good friend Jane Messore who found many a lost cat file when I thought all hope was gone.
Signed copies of the book will be available from Solva Woollen Mill, and can be ordered online from their website, as usual. To have a sneaky look at the book have a look at Graffeg’s website. They do some beautiful books.
The book is now called Cat Walk.