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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:)
Dec 23, 2014 — We took a German Shepherd named Ruby into our cat-filled home; here's what I learned from the dog-sitting experience.
Dec 1, 2014 — Diego was devoted in a way that was hard to explain -- "He's a leaner, not a kisser" is how one person put it.
Sep 15, 2014 — I'll soon be facing the passing of my beloved old dog Corona, so I started thinking about the ways, simple and otherwise, we can memorialize our pets.
Jun 30, 2014 — Limping can mean many things, Here's how we're helping diagnose Corona, our senior Lab.
May 27, 2014 — I'm a bone fide cat person -- I even rescued a feral and moved him across the country with me -- but then I met two Corgis named Walli and GusGus.
May 2, 2014 — Corona was an outdoor dog for many years, but now she spends all her time inside. Here's how we helped her transition.
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