Monday, November 13, 2006

Cat Writers Can Get Away With Saying Pussy

LANCASTER, Pa. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – People aren’t the only good characters for novels – cats are now “purrfect” protagonists too.

That’s the word from Fran Shaw, president of the Cat Writer’s Association (CWA), a group of professional authors who write about furry felines in fiction and non-fiction books.

According to Shaw, some of the non-fiction books by cat writers fall into suspense and mystery genres with some of the plots making the cats integral characters.

Says Shaw: “Cat mysteries usually feature a cat character as the detective’s sidekick. Other times, the mysteries are written from the perspective of the cat itself, so they are the star of the book.”

Shaw adds that no romance genre cat novels have been made yet, but she wouldn’t rule it out because in her words, “Cat people are creative.”

The Cat Writer’s Association will get to show off their books starting Friday (Nov. 17) which is when the CWA Professional Conference starts in Foster City, California.

The best examples of kitty literature will win “Muse Medallions,” with a golden cat etched into them.

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