Monday Mentions is the mash-up-day of all the neato-torpedo links and blogs and writer-icity crappiocca collected over the past week. So I had to share these lovely pictures taken by photographer Sherry Aldrich Sineath when she posted them in my Flickr Kitty Publishing group (thank you Sherry!). There’s a Puppy Publishing group, too–please do NOT post if you don’t want your pictures shared here or on my other venues. Yes, I’m getting a weeeee bit testy about that.
On another note, I’ve finished posting all my Ask Amy videos, to date–and have a list of questions y’all have sent. So stay tuned, new ones am a-coming atcha this week! And if you have a pressing question, feel free to post in the comments section.
LOST PET INFO
Of course, I hope that Peri-Kitty and her friends know their way home and have identification and safe places to play and enjoy the glorious sunshine and grass. So are your pets microchipped? Do they have safe outside play areas? In North Texas, coyotes come up on the back patio looking for snacks–living, breathing snacks. Seren would make one mouthful. Magic would invite the critters inside to play. So we’re very careful about outdoor excursions.
I pray you’ll never need it but should your pet become lost, check out Find Toto for lost pets–My pet writer colleague Betty Sleep (check out her gorgeous cats & books!) says, “They have an automated robo call type service that will call X number of the residences surrounding where the animal was lost, giving its info, and where to contact the owner.”
PREDATOR HIDE AND SEEK?
What Happens When Predators–Wolves, Cougars, Bears–Disappear? Food for thought–nature abhors a vacuum, so what will fill the empty spots? What do you think?
Raccoons Target House Cats offers yet another reason to keep Kitty safely inside. Have you ever had wildlife swipe pet food? Or swipe a pet (horrors!).
And now researchers seem to target house cats, blaming them for cancer. Wow, sounds like a plot for a science fiction book–and IMO you do need quite an imagination to buy into the premise. You can read a rebuttal here.
Dolphins & Sea Lions Go to War — and some GORGEOUS photos at incredible blogger/writer Danielle Meitiv’s blog.
PUBLISHING, EDITING & AGENTING, OH MY!
David Gaughran’s Blog covers self publishing with excellent how-to advice and commentary.
Looking for an agent? Know someone who is? Then check out the 2011 Backspace Agent-Author Seminar. Two days of panel discussions and small-group workshops with more than 25 literary agents on the program! Check the Frequently Asked Questions section, or write to Backspace Administrators Karen Dionne (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Christopher Graham (email@example.com). By the way, you really should check out Karen’s environmental thrillers, they rock!
Are you an editor looking for a gig? Carina Press, the Ebook arm of Silhouette Books, is looking for Freelance Development and Content Editors (be sure you read the details).
WHAT A LOT OF CRAP-ICITY
You have GOT to watch (and then share!) this video–for all the folks who sling crappiocca (or let their dogs do-do-diggidy-do it!). What do YOU do when your doggies do that doo-doo thing?
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