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Catherine (or Cat) Holm is the author of The Great Purr, a cat fantasy fiction novel, and Driving with Cats: Ours for a Short Time, a memoir of life, love, and the human/animal-companion bond. As Ann Catanzaro, she writes cat fantasy fiction. She is a professional member of the Cat Writers' Association.
Cat is also a certified Hatha yoga instructor, and occasionally gives workshops for writers using the simple and powerful tools of yoga.
Full Name: Catherine Dybiec Holm. I also go by, and love, to be called Cat.
What I Do for a Living: I write books and stories, including literary fiction, cat fantasy fiction, and creative nonfiction. I freelance write and edit for a web design company and I am an online writing tutor. I also teach yoga, which I love!
What I Do for Fun: Gardening, dancing, music (making it or listening to it), writing, reading, yoga, cross country skiing, getting together with good friends, being in the woods and in nature, traveling!
The Furry Members of My Household Are: Rama (big beautiful black male cat with a clownish streak), Chester (loving orange tabby male who takes care of everyone), Kieran (sweet Turkish Van male who loves music), Jamie Bluebell (lively female tortoiseshell), Norton (sweet orange tabby male kitten), and Zorro, a Ragdoll who was a former feral and loves his new home
My Favorite Things to Write About Are: Our relationship to the land, magic, magical realism, cats and cat fantasy, human emotion.
My Pet Peeves Are: Not sure I have any. I'm pretty easygoing. Winter driving can send me over the edge.
My Guilty Pleasures Are: Massage!! Deep tissue and/or hot stone massage are special favorites. And chocolate -- the good stuff.
How I Deal with Cat/Dog Hair: I religiously use a Dyson vacuum. And I brush my cats.
What I Want to Be When I Grow Up: Exactly what I'm doing now, with more traveling and more money rolling in:)
Apr 16, 2015 — Years of caring for cats has made me stronger in key areas while also making me more loving.
Apr 15, 2015 — After a long hard winter, I'm thinking about getting seeds in the ground -- for me and my cat.
Apr 8, 2015 — Years ago, a co-worker got crabby over talk about my cats; I bet that wouldn't happen now.
Apr 2, 2015 — What would it be like if humans adopted some of the cat behaviors that I see daily?
Mar 31, 2015 — I believe so: Being judgmental can impede good work that aims to create a better world for cats.
Mar 18, 2015 — I've known people who died without great suffering, and I wonder if this has shaped the end-of-life decisions I make regarding my cats.
Mar 13, 2015 — My feline family includes a spendthrift, a miser, a loyal consumer, and one who's checked out.
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